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Catering Associate

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Job ID: 145969
Category: Food/Nutrition Services
Work Type: FT
Location: Plainsboro, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Sep 29, 2022
Work Schedule: FT

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?


  • Responsible for coordinating the delivery, setup, and clean up of catered events. Prepares an array of food product to meet aesthetic and taste standards for the catering unit. Responsible for adhering to sanitation standards and organization of work area.


  • Reviews, prepares, and directs the completion of all catering requests. Ensures that all food items prepared for catering functions are of the highest standards and quality. Coordinates the delivery and breakdown of catering events as needed, and ensures that HACCP food safety standards are adhered. Readily brings any noted problems or obstacles directly to manager to seek positive resolution. Readily follows all requirements as outlined by Human Resources of this organization. Adheres to hospital and departmental standards at all times. Attends meetings and staff development programs as scheduled. Works alone or as part of a team completing tasks. Adheres to and enforces all established departmental and health procedures and policies regarding food handling, refrigeration, storage, covering, thawing, labeling and cool down. Maintains proper sanitation procedures for the food production areas. Maintains compliance as stated in established unit standards. Reports any food related production issues to the supervisor. Works alone or Heads a team for completing catering tasks.

    Education or Equivalent Experience:


    • High School Diploma

    Related Work Experience

    • Prior culinary experience 3-5 years
    • 3-5years of food preparation/ service experience

        We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

        Live Your Life's Work

        We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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