Full Time; Partial Career Minimum Starting Salary: $17.88/hour
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services, facilities, employee housing and capital planning, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Bay Tree Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.
CHES provides on-campus housing and dining services to nearly 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students in ten residential colleges and six multi-college affiliated residential communities which support single students and students with families.
UC Santa Cruz Dining is instrumental in the success of our students as well as providing services to staff, faculty and guests of the campus. Our mission is to be committed to: creating a diverse, safe, fun and trusting environment for our guests and team; building an innovative dining program providing high quality service and food while embracing social, nutritional and financial responsibilities.
Under the general supervision of managers, and/or the direction of higher level cooks, the incumbent prepares food appropriate to level of skills of a Cook. Prepares assigned recipes for residence hall meals and other events, providing the highest quality of service to the customers. May assume a leadership role in the kitchen by organizing and directing production staff for meal service. Follows policies, rules and regulations of the University. Ensures health and safety guidelines are practiced. Performing under supervision, this is a journeyman position with experience and competency in food preparation. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Multiple positions available.
Candidates who successfully complete interviews and reference checks will be required to pass a criminal history background check to be eligible for further consideration. Only those candidates who successfully complete interviews, reference checks and pass a criminal history background check may be considered for a job offer.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-offer criminal background check within 45 days from being fingerprinted.
Ability to move cooking equipment up to 50 pounds with or without accommodation.
Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings and weekends.
All employees must be able to pass the UCSC Dining Food Handler Card test within 90 days of employment, or already be in possession of a California Food Handler Card or ServSafe certification upon hire.
Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=11001-12000&file=11164-11174.3
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in a variety of cooking techniques and recipes for food preparation in a large dining services program.
Demonstrated knowledge of how to prepare sauces, soups, vegetables, baked products and entrees.
Demonstrated experience in increasingly complex levels of cooking in a large food service environment as well as general kitchen maintenance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Communication skills and abilities to direct other staff work and to provide training to less experienced staff.
Communication skills to interact with customers and take orders for display cooking or other special events.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 09/06/2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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