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Catering & Events Intern, Chartwells Higher Ed / California State University - Northridge

  • Internship
    Off-cycle Internship
  • Marketing
  • Los Angeles

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  • You must have excellent communication skills, customer service experience, availability for evenings/weekends, an interest in sustainability and catering trends, and proficiency in computer programs to excel as a Catering & Events Intern at Chartwells Higher Ed/Northridge.
  • You will assist in planning events, set up and break down, develop menus, work with vendors, assist in scheduling and training staff, manage inventory, market services, and ensure staff provide top-notch service.


  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Customer service experience/knowledge
  • Must be undergraduate student
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends, if needed
  • Enjoy building relationships
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Ability to operate multiple computer programs and office equipment
  • Experience working with MAC’s and PC’s
  • Interest in one or more of the following:
  • Sustainability
  • Farm to Fork
  • Quality Assurance
  • Current Catering Trends
  • Menu Development
  • Contract Food Service Management


  • Aid in planning and organizing events
  • Assist with set up and break down of events, when needed
  • Complete safety training for proper lifting techniques
  • Assist the culinary team in developing custom menus for events
  • Work closely with vendor partners (I.E: rentals, florists, bakeries, etc.) in arranging services
  • Assist in staff scheduling
  • Marketing catering services both on and off campus
  • Assist with inventory management
  • Aid in staff training on catering standards
  • Assist in keeping staff motivated to provide the highest standard of service


What is the location of the Catering & Events Intern position at Chartwells Higher Ed?

The location for the Catering & Events Intern position is at California State University - Northridge, located at 18111 Nordhoff Street, Los Angeles, CA.

What is the pay range for this internship position?

The pay range for the Catering & Events Intern position is $18.00 per hour to $20.00 per hour.

What are the qualifications required for the Catering/Event Planning Internship?

Qualifications for the Catering/Event Planning Internship include excellent communication skills, customer service experience or knowledge, undergraduate student status, availability to work evenings and weekends if needed, enjoy building relationships, professional attitude and appearance, ability to operate computer programs and office equipment, and experience working with MAC’s and PC’s.

What are some of the job responsibilities for the Catering & Events Intern?

Some of the job responsibilities for the Catering & Events Intern include event planning and organization, assisting with event set up and break down, completing safety training for proper lifting techniques, assisting with menu development, working with vendor partners, staff scheduling, marketing catering services, inventory management, staff training, and keeping staff motivated to provide high standards of service.

What are some of the learning objectives for the Catering & Events Internship?

Some of the learning objectives for the Catering & Events Internship include gaining awareness, understanding, and skills necessary to work in a diverse environment, experiencing a variety of hospitality-related tasks, learning about sales, event planning processes, communication, negotiation, contracts, closing procedures, and follow up processes.

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Mission & Purpose

As the recognized leader in the higher education contract foodservice market, and an operating sector of Compass Group North America, Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services partners with over 300 colleges and universities of all sizes across the United States. Chartwells is proud to help its partners by managing foodservice operations more efficiently and profitably while growing sustainably to help colleges and universities retain and recruit students. We're chefs, interaction facilitators and food enthusiasts with a knack for drawing people together. Through our cuisine, community, talent, global resources and flexibility, we have the power to nourish and inspire. Our dining programs bring students together and serve as centers of academic life on the campuses we serve. Chartwells is committed to ensuring that clients and guests receive the highest quality, nutritious cuisine and service they deserve. From global cuisine prepared fresh in dynamic, resident dining venues to favorite retail restaurant brands, event catering, concessions, vending and food trucks, Chartwells ensures that each hungry guest dining on campus is satisfied. Chartwells embraces diversity and inclusion and is committed to recruiting and developing individuals interested in a career in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Contact us to become part of the Chartwells family today.