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Cook, Campus Dining Featured

  2021-11-16     Cal Poly Corporation     1 Grand Avenue, Building 15     Sign On Bonus: $500  

Under the direction of the Sous Chef and/or Unit Manager, prepare, cook, set up and back up the food line. Participate in the training of students, ordering of supplies and the maintenance of records and equipment.

Positions are 10-month appointments, with summers and academic breaks off unless work is available.

  • Prepare meals and meal items as required to ensure customer dining satisfaction by following and maintaining standardized recipes using approved procedures and common kitchen equipment as listed below to produce the highest quality product while preventing waste
  • Provide training to workers in methods of performing duties assigned and coordinate work of employees to promote efficient operations
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others both in the kitchen and other staff to ensure good communications and enhance “team” effort
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary kitchen following prescribed safety and sanitation procedures to ensure compliance with health regulations and safety standards
  • Report any equipment malfunction through prescribed procedures to minimize loss of production efficiency due to equipment failure
  • Perform other duties as requested by Sous Chef/Unit Manager
  • Receive & oversee prompt & proper storage of incoming supplies
  • Order supplies and food items needed with the EATEC ordering software to ensure adequate quality production as directed
  • May perform duties of Sous Chef during absence of Sous Chef, as directed
  • Plate and serve food items as required using standard line service tools while adhering to proper portion control and presentation procedures to enhance customer service and satisfaction
  • Transport food items by Cal Poly Corporation vehicle for barbecues, catered banquets and other offsite-catered events
  • Directly supervise assistant cooks and student and intermittent employees

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Equipment Operated: To include, but not limited to, steamers, steam kettles, roasting ovens, convection ovens, rotating ovens, deep fat fryers, broilers, grills, stoves, slicers, choppers, normal hand utensils, driving and operating the food trucks
  • A thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques, terminology, and procedures of volume food production
  • Become ServSafe certified within first year of service and maintain certification as required
  • High school degree or equivalent
  • A minimum of two years of commercial cooking experience in a food service or production position, preferably on a college campus
  • Ability to develop successful working relationships with customers and fellow employees.
  • Ability to perform complex, highly responsible and confidential duties
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize, and meet time lines
  • Ability to lead others in managing tasks; train and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationship with others
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and the ability to interface with all levels of staff, including students, faculty and staff, and the public
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Ability to maintain regular and reliable attendance
  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
  • A background check is required for all regular benefited positions
  • The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment

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Hiring Range: $18.00 to $22.00 per hour 

Responses through Indeed are not reviewed by the hiring committee. Please apply through Cal Poly Corporation's website provided above. Cal Poly Corporation provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check, educational and employment verification, and reference check, as required. Those operating company vehicles must have a driving record acceptable to our insurance underwriters to be eligible to drive/operate the food trucks.

To view more information about Cal Poly Campus Dining’s operations and venue information, please visit this link.

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