How to write a Food and Beverage Assistant job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Food and Beverage Assistant job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Food and Beverage Assistant job titles

    Catering Assistant
    Food and Beverage Assistant (2+ Years’ Experience)
    Food and Beverage Assistant (Part-Time)
    Food and Beverage Assistant

Food and Beverage Assistant job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Food and Beverage Assistant job summary

Our startup catering company needs a team of catering assistants to staff upcoming engagements. We focus on weddings, corporate meetings and other large-scale events and we provide a full and robust menu. Catering assistants are responsible for all table service duties as well as prep work and closeout tasks. We’d prefer to hire professionals with previous waitstaff experience. If you’ve worked in a function setting before, we definitely want to hear from you.

Food and Beverage Assistant responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Food and Beverage Assistant responsibilities

    Run food from the kitchen to the hall on demand
    Assist with food and table prep before the event begins
    Set up buffets with food presentation standards and practices in mind, ensuring safe food handling performance
    Serve plated dinners to guests and respond to requests for beverages, appetisers and other needs
    Communicate with catering supervisor as well as other servers and event organisers
    Serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    Open wine and take drink orders
    Clean up venue after event ends and assist with inventory, food storage and other closeout tasks

Food and Beverage Assistant qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Food and Beverage Assistant skills

    School leaver’s certificate preferred
    Minimum 18 years of age
    Previous waitstaff experience a plus
    Knowledge of catering practices preferred
    Ability to work quickly and as a team in a fast-paced environment
    Reliable transportation required

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