Performs a variety of tasks primarily related to the preparation, service, support, supply and sanitation functions in a food service environment. Typical tasks may include some or all of the following, but are not limited to:
1. Friendly, efficient service and presentation of food to customers.
2. Answer questions related to foods (and ingredients) served.
3. Assure proper temperature of food.
4. Perform finish production such as sandwich preparation, grilling, slicing, assembling, preparing foods for service, mixing beverages, etc.
5. Maintain a neat and orderly service area.
6. Restock food and supplies as requested.
7. Assist with preparation and service for special functions, buffets, etc.
8. Clean and sanitize work area, tables, chairs, pots and pans, utensils and equipment.
9. Remove trash and dispose of in proper containers.
10. Remove soiled trucks to dishroom.
11. Break down soiled trays of food and sort various components into proper areas in preparation for washing.
12. Feed and unload conveyor dishwashing machines, store clean dishes in designated areas, and sort silverware.
13. Operate, clean and maintain equipment, including dishwashing machines, juice and milk dispensers, ice cream dispensers, etc.
14. Ensure proper use of dishwashing machines with regard to appropriate use of cleaning supplies, correct operating temperature and overall operation of machines.
15. Set up rooms for functions and move related furniture as needed.
16. Assist in unloading delivery trucks and in storing foodstuffs as needed.
17. Observe departmental standards for safety and sanitation.
18. Maintain a neat, well-groomed appearance.
19. Perform other tasks, including cashier/check or other duties, as requested.
- Positive and friendly customer relations skills.
- Ability to understand and follow instruction.
- Basic math ability relating to portion control, counting, restocking, and cashier/checker duties.
- High manual dexterity (quickness, accuracy and safety).
- Ability to complete tasks quickly, thoroughly and safely.
- Ability to handle complex duties, anticipate needs and juggle multiple tasks where priorities have been pre-established.
- Ability to operate assigned equipment correctly and safely.
- Ability to lift goods or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time.
This position specializes in the back of the house/dish room, and is scheduled to work 32 hours per week, and 41 weeks per year. During the academic year, the weekly schedule is: Sunday 7 - 11 pm, Monday and Tuesday off, Wednesday 2:30 - 11 pm, Thursday 7 - 11 pm, Friday 12 noon - 8:30 pm, Saturday 1:30 - 10 pm. The schedule during non-academic periods will coincide with business needs.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal and education records check satisfactory to Brown.
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Food Service Worker
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