Sr. Catering Coordinator

at Abbott in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

+ Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

+ Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

+ An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

+ Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( education benefit – an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

+ A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

+ A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Abbot Park, IL location in the Abbott Foodservice Operation. As the Catering/Head Cashier Group Leader, you will be the point of contact for catered events, reservations, bookings, the unit’s cash handling procedures and other services.


+ The Sr Catering Coordinator will be the point of contact for catering events, event menu development, dining room reservations, logistics, setup/knockdown and on-site problem resolution

+ Coordinate event details – i.e.: equipment rental, floral, bakery, and gift basket and other such services,

+ Check catering website multiple times daily for new orders, print and distribute to culinary team.

+ Prepare food items for scheduled catering orders and events, deliver, and set up to adjacent buildings and event location.

+ Assists in the billing out of catering requisitions

+ Complies with all food safety and health department sanitation policies and procedures.

+ Inventory assessment and On-line ordering.


+ Perform all Cash Handling/MKR responsibilities adhering to Abbott Foodservice Policy.

+ Monitor Cashier reports, document over/shorts and adherence to cash handling procedures.

+ Send appropriate reports to GenPac and GES Finance Manager.

+ Perform cashiering duties as needed.

+ Create and maintain all POS signage and labels for unit.

+ Verify PO and process all invoices/credits to Account Payable daily.

+ Inventory, order, stock, and monitor Abbott Nutrition products and relevant to front of house.

+ Be an active listener, successfully communicate all appropriate information/issues with employees, Manager and Operations Manager.

+ Diplomatically handle guest concerns/issues while striving to meet their expectations.


+ Presents self in a highly professional manner.

+ Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

+ Outstanding time management skills

+ Ability to pro-actively communicate with all coworkers, managers, vendors, and customers.

+ Must have computer knowledge/skills.

+ Ability to work well under pressure.

+ Interested in career development.

+ Sound decision making and information seeking.

+ Inspire unity among the team to work together, be a team player.

Required Qualification

+ High School diploma or GED.

+ 4+ years catering/cashier related experience.

+ Ability to work a flexible schedule and overtime – occasional weekends.

+ Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.

+ Lift 30+ lbs. Bend, twist, standing (3+ hrs.)

+ This position will largely be catering, and head cashier, but at times may be asked to help with other aspects within the food service operation. Be open to cross training (food prep. serving, barista)

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future.

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $15.50 – $30.70 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email

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Job Posting: JC251741942

Posted On: Nov 29, 2023

Updated On: Dec 18, 2023

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