Catering Assistant Salary
Median pay for Catering Assistants in the United States is around $11.69 per hour. While some workers in this profession — approximately half — do not have any health coverage, a little less than half do receive medical benefits and more than a third have dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Catering Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Catering Assistant
Catering assistants work for a companies that provides custom meals, such as event facilities, restaurants, and companies that provide meals for patients. When working for a catering company that deals with events, the catering assistant may help to organize event details and files. The catering assistant may be tasked with coordinating various services from third parties so that the facility and equipment is set up properly, according to client requests. The catering assistant may help with marketing efforts such as answering phone calls, meeting with customers, and creating marketing documents. When customers have concerns or complaints, the catering assistant should work to remedy these issues.Read More...
When working for a health food service, the catering assistant will often work at a medical or long-term care facility. The catering assistant will be responsible for collecting menu requests from customers and checking with nurses to make sure that the meals are allowed by the patient’s diet. Then, the assistant will deliver meals and retrieve dirty trays at the end of meals. The assistant may also help in the kitchen or dish room as needed.
In any catering assistant job, strong customer service skills are important in order to achieve customer satisfaction. Some jobs require a minimum of a high school diploma, and others require an associate’s degree. Proficient computer skills are important in order to be able to organize data and carry out communication. Some travel may be necessary, so a valid driver’s license is often a requirement. Hours and shifts often vary based on needs, and weekend shifts are often required.
Catering Assistant Tasks
- Set up and deliver food to customers.
- Assist with the general clean up.
- Deliver menu sections for the day.
- Assist in menus for dinner, breakfast and snacks.
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Pay by Experience Level for Catering Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $25K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $25K. Catering Assistants see a median salary of $28K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $33K.
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