Date Posted: 11/11/15
Seasonal Catering Cook (79127)
University of California San Diego
Hiring Salary Range
$16.73 - $19.23 / Hour
Filing Deadline: Mon 11/23/2015
Please note that this is a 100% limited
appointment for up to 150 days.
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.
Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a
self-funded, large and complex campus department
consisting of 7 divisions, with more than 600
staff employees, 700-800 student employees and an
annual operating budget of $140 million. HDH
provides housing for approximately 15,000
undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and
their families in over 400 buildings and
approximately 5.3 million sq. ft.
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
Skills in and knowledge of institutional
Proven knowledge of and experience working
with standardized recipes and production sheets.
Ability to interact and communicate
effectively with customers, students, staff,
faculty and guests.
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
Skills in and knowledge of related food
service functions such as safety and sanitation,
production methods, and equipment maintenance.
Knowledge of efficient methods of
ordering, requisitioning, storing and receiving
supplies, and of developing quantity and quality
Writing skills to develop and change
recipes as well as to write vendor reports.
Knowledge of methods of ensuring customer
satisfaction including product analysis and
problem solving assessing user/client opinion)
Ability to organize work and materials for
maximum productivity and to delegate tasks to
Problem solving skills to handle
situations such as staff shortages, product
failures or utility equipment failures.
Ability to safely operate and maintain
food service equipment.
Ability to conduct training programs for
staff and student employees.
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 and 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.
Skills in and knowledge of general
operational management to supervise opening,
closing and security of unit.
Skills in time management and in
prioritizing workload to meet daily production
schedule and deadlines.
Ability to lift 25 to 50 pounds.
Job offer contingent on a clear background
Valid California Drivers License required.
Must have and maintain good driving records and
participate in the DMV Pull Program.
To apply, visit: http://jobs.ucsd.edu/bulletin/job.aspx?cat=new&sortby=post&jobnum_in=79127
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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: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html