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Date Posted: 11/2/15

Sr. Cook (78164)
University of California San Diego

Hiring Salary Range
$16.73 - $19.23 /hour


This is a 40% limited appointment (15 hours/week). This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

Responsible for the preparation of quality food in a fast-paced, high volume, catering operation. Responsibilities include: the efficient operation and maintenance of all kitchen equipment, the execution of all department standards concerning food handling, cleanliness, safety and personal appearance. Duties also include scheduling and coordination of production and food product presentation, as well as assisting in training others in more complex recipe preparation. To act as a working team leader with responsibilities to include banquet service, customer service, on-the-job training and quality control in a catering environment.

UC San Diego Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self funded, large, and complex campus department consisting of 9 divisions, with more than 550 career employees, 600-700 student employees and an annual operating budget of $100 million. HDH provides housing for nearly 12,000 undergraduates, transfer students, grad students, faculty, staff and their families. Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD's enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH also provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services, and catering services to student residents, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules, (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10 hour workday). Employees may be required to take off (vacation or temporary layoff) during scheduled operational shutdown periods, such as Christmas, Spring & Summer breaks. Health codes require prescribed uniform, hair covering, and good personal hygiene. Meal schedules require extreme attention to promptness and excellent attendance. Meal perquisite is required for all Dining Services employees. Employees may be required to change work location on a daily basis as needed or for an indefinite time period.

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• Skills in and knowledge of institutional food production.
• Skills in time management and in prioritizing workload to meet daily production schedule and deadlines.
• Proven knowledge of and experience working with standardized recipes and production sheets.
• Mathematical abilities to interpret and record production data, to use proper weights and measures in recipes as well as to provide statistical data, to store data and to reconcile invoices. 
• Knowledge of efficient methods of ordering, requisitioning, storing and receiving supplies, and of developing quantity and quality production controls. 
• Understanding of food specification including meat buyer's guide, USDA produce, poultry and frozen specifications as well as weights and measures to accurately account for and inventory items.
• Skills in an knowledge of warehousing large quantities of merchandise, accounting and distributing via departmental recharge and delivery protocol, including ability to schedule, supervise and account for multiple daily deliveries to other units.

• A background check is required.
• A valid California driver's license is required. Must have and maintain good driving records and participate in the DMV Pull Program.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:


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