This position provides support in food service production by assisting in food preparation and service in dining service operations. Duties will include preparation of entrees and soups, short order cooking, assisting with salad and bakery product preparation, ware-washing and maintenance, and preparation of service areas. Individuals in this position will be exposed to all food types (ex. shellfish, peanuts, & fruit) in an environment where industrial strength cleaners are used. Work hours may vary and you may be required to be on-call.
High school diploma or GED equivalency.
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The knowledge to operate various commercial kitchen equipment, utensils, and machines is preferred.
Six months of experience in commercial food preparation and kitchen work is preferred.
As directed, train others in the performance of the characteristic duties. Assist other food service employees as needed. Assure that food is palatable and appetizing. Cook and handle food according to safe food handling/sanitary requirements following departmental sanitation policies. Interact with customers and staff in a polite, friendly and courteous manner. Maintain equipment, pots, pans, utensils, and work area in a clean, orderly, and sanitary condition following departmental sanitation policies. Minimize food waste. Follow departmental sustainability guidelines. Obtain foods from storage areas. Operate various kitchen equipment and machines, utilize utensils. Prepare food for serving and assure continued food availability. Prepare foods using recipes generated from the computerized menu management system. Respond to special dietary requests. Set up and maintain food preparation area, food serving and display areas in an attractive and sanitary manner. To work various; shifts, stations, and scheduled hours. Duties may include working weekends, holidays, and being “on call”. Remove trash, break down cardboard boxes, and assist in the University recycling efforts. Train and direct the work of student employees in the performance of the characteristic duties. Carry out these responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws. Maintain safety and sanitation standards in all duties and responsibilities. Report to immediate supervisor and/or designee. Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Abilities:
Able to communicate effectively. Able to interact with the public in a friendly, polite, and courteous manner. Ability to learn how to cook a variety of foods in large and small quantities. Ability to follow safety and sanitation standards and practices. Keep accurate records. Perform basic mathematical calculations. Read, understand, and follow recipes, directions, safety labels, equipment operations manuals, etc.
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