The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Caterer is $12.02.
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Job Description for Caterer
The position of a caterer, sometimes known as a server, requires strong customer service skills and the ability to please others, as they are responsible for serving food in locations ranging from hotels to restaurants, wedding receptions, and other special events. Caterers should be able to think quickly on their feet to take many orders and perform multiple tasks at once. The job can occasionally be stressful when dealing with unruly customers, so professionalism is important to work well wit…Read more
- Prepare a large amount of food for consumption at various events.
- Communicate with clients to determine needs and create custom menus when required.
- Maintain inventory of food supplies and restock as necessary.
- Perform setup, banquet display, and breakdown of catering events.
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Pay by Experience Level for Caterer
An entry-level Caterer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.85 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Caterer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.01 based on 37 salaries. An experienced Caterer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.29 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
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