Caterer Job Description Sample

Caterers work on a contract basis serving customized menus at parties or events such as weddings. They develop the menu in consultation with the client, then prepare, transport, and serve the food. They also assist with clean up at the end of the event.

Job Description Sample

We are seeking a skilled and personable Caterer to join our team. A successful candidate will consult with clients to plan the perfect menu for their event or function. You will adhere to all dietary restrictions and preferences, budgets, and timelines and deliver high-quality food and service to every client.


A Cater typically earns between $29,000 and $40,000 per year based on experience and clientele. The median salary for this position is $37,000 annually.


  • Problem-solving and confit resolution skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Time management.
  • Knowledge of safe food handling.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Business management skills.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consult with clients to develop a menu.
  • Obtain contracts and adhere to the terms set therein.
  • Preparing and serving food at events.
  • Sourcing servers for the event.
  • Assist with event planning, set up, and clean up.
  • Enforce food safety regulations.
  • Handle managerial aspects such as contracts and invoices.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a Caterer or other chef-related role.
caterer job description
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