Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


The Catering Manager manages and provides direct supervision of University Catering and assists with retail operations. This position ensures that the departmental standards for product quality and service are met, monitors and controls costs, monitors and assists with catering invoicing, and provides input for short- and long-term planning for the operations. This position also works cooperatively with the dining team to guarantee successful operation of all Student Center operations, helping as necessary. Anticipated start date is July/August 2020.


Minimum / Required

  • Associate’s degree
  • Three (3) years’ experience in foodservice operations
  • Experience in a variety of foodservice operations including catering

Highly Desired

  • Experience providing catering events for over 500 guests
  • ServSafe certification or equivalent certification
  • Experience in a variety of foodservice operations including fast food, grab & go, convenience stores, food courts, cafeterias, vending, and concessions
  • Experience with management and supervisory practices and procedures, including developing training materials
  • Experience training and directing young adults in a foodservice operation
  • Experience with commercial food sourcing and purchasing
  • Experience with Point of Sale software systems
  • Experience with menu management software systems
  • Experience managing food, labor, and supply costs
  • Experience with recipe and menu development
  • Experience with commercial foodservice equipment
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, establish, and attain long range goals
  • Experience with special diets and food allergies
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three (3) years of production and/or service experience in a university/college foodservice operation


  • Maintain University Dining catering service, achieving departmental goals for sales and cost controls while meeting customer expectations.
  • Maintain University Dining service standards and assist in supervision of retail operations.
  • Collaborate with management team to manage retail operations in the Memorial Student Center.


University Dining Service is a self-operated auxiliary on the UW-Stout Campus with a $10 million budget. The department has three facilities that house and provide services at other location across the campus, including: Merle Price Commons, North Point Dining, and the Memorial Student Center. There are two cafeterias, Merle Price Commons Cafeteria and North Point Cafeteria, retail outlets in the Memorial Student Center (food court & marketplace), express locations in academic buildings, and convenience stores. Campus catering and concessions are also included in the department. The department has 47 permanent staff and over 400 student employees. Some locations operate year-round, and others are closed during the summer period.


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 50 undergraduate and 24 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Average student enrollment is 9,000.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All undergraduate students participating in traditional, on campus-based programs are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region: Facts and data about the university:


Minimum starting salary will be negotiated at time of offer commensurate with candidate’s qualifications, experience and available budget. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

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 at 715.232.1279.

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).

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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.

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
  2. Resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

Official transcripts required at time of hire.

*To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted online by Sunday, July 19, 2020. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations 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 accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

For questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Mandy Colby


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


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The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Job Family: Supervisory