Banquet Server – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

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From fine dining restaurants to residential dining, USC Hospitality serves thousands of students, athletes, faculty, and staff, as well as our many visitors. Hospitality is one of the six core business units that comprise USC Auxiliary Services and one of the largest employers on campus. We are renowned for our fresh take on self-operated food concepts with restaurants between both campuses. The team at USC Hospitality is led by innovative executive chefs and directors who strive every day to craft nourishing and wholesome alternatives for our hungry Trojan Family and our guests. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Trojan campus count on USC Hospitality to provide a fresh, made-to-order, nourishing meal. Amidst all of the hustle and bustle of student life, our eateries are the ideal social gathering locations to grab a quick bite or enjoy a group meal. We are driven to succeed by our commitment to uphold our six unifying values in Integrity, Excellence, Well-Being, Open Communication, Accountability, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

We are seeking to build a pool for future Banquet Server positions.

The Opportunity:

As a Server, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the guest experience and the quality of service that will be extended to visitors, students, faculty and staff on a daily basis. The Server primarily provides a consistent and professional delivery of customer service to guests, including full restaurant table service. As a customer-facing member of the team, the Server embodies the values and work ethic of the entire staff. They will serve as a positive reflection of USC and its commitment to Trojan principles.

The Accountabilities:

  • Provide full restaurant service.

  • Assist with basic food and beverage preparation.

  • Maintain and stock supplies, food items and utensils.

  • Ensure sanitation standards are maintained.

  • Adhere to all established policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The Requirements:

  • Education: High school diploma not required.

  • Experience: 1 year.

    • Knowledge of food handling and sanitation procedures.

    • Demonstrated customer service experience.

    • Experience working in a fast paced environment.

    • Ability to effectively communicate in English.

    • Must be 18 years of age or older.

    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

    • Presents oneself professionally, in line with hotel environment.

    • Valid CA driver’s license required. Position will participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Pull Notice System. A copy of DMV record will be required as a final condition of employment. For more information please visit the policy website

What We Prefer:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 2 years in a high volume restaurant operation.

  • Knowledge of craft beers.

  • Experience in a gastropub environment.

The Trojan Family Rewards:

We pride ourselves in creating the BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families. For more information please visit

This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!

As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.

USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!


The hourly rate for this position is $16.04. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Minimum Education: Less than high school
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of proper banquet and catering service protocol. Knowledge of food handling and sanitation procedures. Demonstrated customer service experience. Experience working in a fast paced working environment. Ability to effectively communicate in English. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

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