Catering/Events Assistant Manager

Princeton, NJ

Catering/Events Assistant Manager

Dining Services at The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton New Jersey is hiring a Catering/Events Assistant Manager.

As a Catering/Events Assistant Manager, you are key to the success of our catering business. You help customers plan and select food of exceptional quality for their events, you support their questions and needs, and you make sure their food is delivered when and how they need it. You work mainly in an extraordinary new building created by renowned architect Steven Holl.

We are looking for a positive and confident candidate who enjoys interacting with our patrons who love food of exceptional quality. We make all our food from fresh products. We source all our vegetables from local farmers. Fish and seafood are from local fishing boats. You work with an extensive list of fine wines and make recommendations.

We Offer:

Competitive pay

Flexible hours and schedule

Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401a)

A positive work environment

Weekends off

Paid vacation and paid holidays

You are: 

Experienced in upscale catering / restaurant settings passionate about food, wine, and providing superior hospitality.

Professional, enthusiastic, eager to learn You have great communications skills You love working with people You re a self-starter who can meet goals with limited supervision.

A team player with a strong work ethic.


Able to lift and push up to 50 lbs. 

About us: 

We are a fast-paced, high-volume Conference center and Dining Facility that offers high-quality, fresh, varied, multi- ethnic cuisine. From classic French to Italian, Spanish Indian, Mexican, Thai, all are frequent on our ever-changing daily menu.

We nurture a staff of hospitality professionals who will treat our guests, and each other, like family. 

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster are required to work at the Institute.

Individuals are eligible to request an accommodation based on a medical exemption or profession of sincerely-held religious beliefs.  

The Institute for Advanced Study is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants.  We believe in the inherent value of diversity and equal opportunity, recognizing that a truly diverse workforce will bring a wider array of perspectives, as well as more innovative and effective solutions, to the organization.   As a community dedicated to intellectual inquiry, we are resolutely committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes subsidized health and dental insurance, an excellent retirement plan, and a generous paid time off program.