Job Description


Retail Catering Lead (2 Positions 100%) 


ABOUT THE JOB: Retail Catering Lead  


University Dining's Retail Catering Leads provide positive experiences for University Dining customers in our retail operations and catered events. These position's responsibilities include preparing food to order for customers, preparing food for and assisting with catering events on and off campus, and the setup and teardown of retail operations and catering events. Retail Catering Leads direct student employees in food preparation and safe food handling. This position requires a valid driver license. 



Minimum / Required  

Experience preparing food and working with food service equipment 



Typical shifts for the positions are as needed based on operational needs.  These positions typically work 5 days per week with a majority of hours on nights and weekends when most catering events are booked.  This position works year-round. 


Minimum starting salary is $18.25/hour and commiserate with experience. Shift differentials apply to this position. 

Night Differential (80 cents) - additional pay for all hours worked on a regularly scheduled shift during the period between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. 

Weekend Differential (80 cents) - additional pay for all hours worked between 12:01a.m. on Saturday and 12:00a.m. midnight on Sunday. 


Physical Demands  

Lifting to 30# frequently and up to 50# occasionally is required of this position.  Constant standing and walking with frequent bending and stooping must be done to perform job tasks.  This position is also contingent upon passing an essential job function test.   



University Dining includes two cafeterias (Commons and North Point Dining) and retail dining options in the Memorial Student Center (food court & convenience store), express food locations around campus, catering, and concessions. Some locations operate year-round, and others are closed during the summer months. University Dining is the largest student employer on campus. University Dining is committed to maintaining our inclusive and diverse community of full time, part time, and student employees.  



Required application materials 


Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references  


Complete applications may be reviewed until the position is filled. 



Applicants will need to complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them. 


Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at: 


It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability. 


For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact: 

Search Chair: Michael Capel 


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact: 

Search Coordinator: Jason Horzewski 




For information about the UW-Stout community and region visit:   



The hourly rate for this position is based on experience and available budget.  A six-month probationary period is required.  The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan. 


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As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.  


Employment is contingent upon the final candidate¿s completing a criminal background check, reference checks and an essential job function test, as applicable. and being cleared to work by the Human Resources Office.  


Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.


In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7). 


UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit: 


Job Family: Staff

Application Instructions

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