Catering Assistant

Company Name: Compass Group Holdings PLC

Location: Halifax, NS, CA

Job Duration: 2021-09-15 to 2021-10-15



You might not know our name, but you know where we are. That’s because Compass Group Canada is part of a global foodservice and support services company that’s the 6th largest employer in the world, with 625,000 employees.


You’ll find us in schools, colleges, hospitals, office buildings, senior living communities, tourist attractions, sports venues, remote camps and military installations and more. We’re in all major cities, at remote work sites and everywhere in between – doing business in Canada and 50+ other countries where you can learn and grow. Join us now and point your career forward!


Imagine creating a place where tomorrow’s leaders, big thinkers, and dreamers gather. Join us and know that you make it possible for others to learn, grow, and discover. Because of what we do, students and faculty share so much more than a meal. And that’s why this is so much more than a job.


Why work with Chartwells? We are a member of Compass Group Canada, the leading foodservice and support services company. We cater to Generation Z on college campuses and upcoming K-12 generations. We offer dining programs and solutions that fit the unique needs of today’s students. Join our commitment to providing responsible, healthy-eating solutions.


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Schedule: Daytime, evenings, and weekends required – schedule may vary
Wage: $14.50/hr
Location: Mount St. Vincent University, Halifax

Requirements: Must have valid driver’s license, food service/catering experience an asset

Job Summary

Manages the catering department of a restaurant or other food service provider and oversees catering crews as they plan and prepare to serve food at events such as wedding receptions, office functions, large parties, and so on.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, coordinate and plan events, including banquets, luncheons, coffee services, venue and AV bookings and other various functions. 
  • Hire, train and schedule associates and be actively involved in the development of service techniques, menu presentation, policies and procedures.  
  • Travel between client locations.
  • Ensure each catering function is well planned and prepared, successfully carried-out and financially sound.  
  • Ensure specifications and requests of each catering event are communicated and executed down the channel effectively.  
  • Identify and resolve event issues to minimize complications.

Think you have what it takes to be a Catering CoordinatorS? We’re committed to hiring the best talent for the role. Here’s how we’ll know you’ll be successful in the role:

  • Solid catering and event planning experience.
  • Customer focused with a friendly, outgoing personality with a genuine interest in providing excellent customer service.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Manage time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and work cooperatively with team members. 
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with changing work priorities.

Proficient with Microsoft Office, specifically Word and Excel.

Compass Group Canada is committed to nurturing a diverse workforce representative of the communities within which we operate. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to race, colour, citizenship, religion, sex, marital / family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.


For accommodation requests during the hiring process, please contact for further information.