catering assistant resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Dedicated Caterer Assistant well-versed in food and beverage operations as well as guest services. Experienced in managing large-scale events or intimate gourmet dining and afternoon luncheon services. Successful at building relationships with customers to increase loyalty and repeat business.

Talented Catering Staff member eagerly sets up and assembles food and supplies at full-service events to satisfy guests. Over two years of friendly and professional serving experience at buffet luncheons, dinners and receptions. Serves full-course meals in seated and buffet dining styles.

Hardworking Kitchen Assistant well-versed in food preparation techniques and inventory management to maintain consistent stock of needed supplies. Shoulders multiple kitchen tasks in support of cooks and servers. Thrives in busy environments.

Talented at taking orders, filling special requests, preparing food and delivering orders. Professional and calm when managing many tasks at once and helping customers.

  • Supervision
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Preparation techniques
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Safe food handling
  • Kitchen equipment operation
  • Ingredient Preparation
  • Packaging
  • Food Safety
  • Food Delivery
  • Cleaning
  • Cash Handling
  • Guest Services
  • Scheduling
  • Food Preparation
  • Budgeting
  • Chef Support
  • Food Preparation Mastery
  • Food Storage Protocol
  • Kitchen Station Cleanliness
  • Ingredient Management
  • Proficient hearing
  • Food preservation and storage methods
  • First Aid/CPR
Work History
05/2015 to 04/2017 Catering Assistant Chick-Fil-A | Kissimmee, FL,
  • Helped chefs prepare and present food to event guests with strong attention to detail and presentation expertise.
  • Cleaned and organized kitchen stations to promote team efficiency.
  • Created catering menu based upon client specifications, event type, dietary needs and budget.
  • Prepared dishes for catering events or during high-volume shifts.
  • Observed federal and local kitchen safety regulations to prevent food borne illnesses.
  • Provided friendly, courteous service to create memorable moments for guests.
  • Adhered to company quality constraints and industry best practices for guest satisfaction.
  • Returned reusable goods and serving equipment for inventory and restock.
  • Operated standard kitchen equipment with focus on safety and sanitation.
  • Ordered food items and supplies needed to fulfill catering jobs.
  • Executed synchronized meal service simultaneously serving multiple guests with speed and efficiency.
  • Delivered catered food and supplies to facility for on-time set-up.
  • Fostered enjoyable event atmosphere through friendly guest interactions
  • Maintained flexible work schedule including evenings, weekends and on-call to meet event needs.
  • Arranged linens and table settings according to seating plan and event theme.
  • Maintained effective supply levels by monitoring and reordering food stock and dry goods.
  • Presented food and beverages on buffet tables and drink stations to meet contract specifications and level of event formality.
  • Monitored dietary restrictions and served guests with special needs.
  • Served appetizers, entrees and refilled beverages for events up to Number guests.
  • Cleared dishes and glassware quickly following each course.
01/2015 to 03/2015 Retail Sales Associate The Buckle, Inc. | Battle Creek, NE,
  • Offered each customer top-notch, personal service and polite support to boost sales and customer satisfaction.
  • Displayed merchandise by arranging in appealing and orderly way to boost sales.
  • Assisted customers with locating and choosing merchandise in any store department.
  • Completed setup, breakdown and product preparation for promotional displays and in-store demonstrations.
  • Refunded payments for returned items, processed exchanges and offered store credit to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Helped customers manage large purchases by collecting items from shelves and storage locations.
  • Stocked merchandise, clearly labeling items, arranging according to size or color and preparing attractive displays.
  • Fielded questions and solved problems by informing customers of current promotions and store policies.
  • Monitored sales floor and merchandise displays for presentable condition, taking corrective action such as restocking or reorganizing products.
  • Assisted customers by answering questions and fulfilling requests.
  • Issued receipts and processed refunds, credits, or exchanges.
  • Organized store merchandise racks and displays to promote and maintain visually appealing environments.
  • Checked pricing, scanned items, applied discounts and printed receipts to ring up customers.
  • Balanced and organized cash register by handling cash, counting change and storing coupons.
  • Inspected merchandise for quality and arranged proper display location on floor.
11/2013 to 12/2014 Server/ Bartender Rosati's Authentic Chicago Pizza | City, STATE,
  • Prepared beverages and filled food orders for customers.
  • Checked identification to enforce age regulations for alcoholic beverages.
  • Assisted customers with carry-out service.
  • Assisted cashiers with processing customer payments and documenting orders.
  • Checked dining area supplies, including linens and wrapped silverware, and replenished low stock.
  • Monitored dining room inventory and replenished as necessary.
  • Kept close eye on customers to quickly spot leaving guests and clear tables for future patrons.
  • Provided attentive service and proactively assessed guest needs.
  • Managed customer deliveries and assisted with carrying out orders to promote maximum satisfaction.
  • Collected trash, wiped up spills and removed trays to maintain fresh and clean customer areas.
  • Greeted customers and answered any questions.
  • Assisted wait staff with timely food delivery and guest requests.
  • Maintained adequate levels of condiments and well-stocked drink stations to keep service flowing smoothly.
  • Transported dirty utensils, dishes and trays to kitchen to support efficient cleaning.
Expected in 06/2013 | Del Valle High School, El Paso, TX GPA:
Expected in 11/2018 Associate Of Engineering | Civil Engineering The University of Texas At El Paso, El Paso, TX GPA:

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School Attended

  • Del Valle High School
  • The University of Texas At El Paso

Job Titles Held:

  • Catering Assistant
  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Server/ Bartender


  • Associate Of Engineering

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