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Cook (10 month), Campus Dining

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Positions are 10-month appointments, with summers and academic breaks off unless work is available. Shifts and locations vary across campus from venue to venue. Multiple venues are hiring. Employee Benefits: • Paid Vacation • Paid Sick Leave • Paid Holidays • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance • Retirement savings: . -CalPERS defined benefit (pension) . -CalPERS 457 Plan . -403(b)/Tax sheltered annuities • Educational Fee Reimbursement • Life Insurance • Flexible Spending Account • Dependent Care Account • Long-Term Care insurance 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. AA/EEO/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Cook (10 month), Campus Dining
Posting Number 201000343
Posting Type Regular
Contract End Date
Salary Range $12.21-$18.31 per hour
Hiring Range $12.21-$18.31 per hour
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
If Part Time, List Work Hours

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

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.

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, and normal hand utensils

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

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone

Dexterity of hands, fingers, and wrist to operate a computer keyboard and calculator

Seeing to read a variety of materials

Sitting or standing for extended period of time

Physical agility to lift and carry 50 pounds to shoulder height

Physical agility to lift, carry, push, or pull objects

Commuting on an as needed basis to outside meetings and training locations

Typical Essential Functions

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

Perform other duties assigned

Directly supervise assistant cooks and student and intermittent employees

Special Instructions to Applicants

Positions are 10-month appointments, with summers and academic breaks off unless work is available. Shifts and locations vary across campus from venue to venue. Multiple venues are hiring.

Employee Benefits:
• Paid Vacation
• Paid Sick Leave
• Paid Holidays
• Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
• Retirement savings:
. -CalPERS defined benefit (pension)
. -CalPERS 457 Plan
. -403(b)/Tax sheltered annuities
• Educational Fee Reimbursement
• Life Insurance
• Flexible Spending Account
• Dependent Care Account
• Long-Term Care insurance

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.

AA/EEO/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/27/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review of Applications Begin Date

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please indicate your level of education.
    • No degree
    • HS degree or equivalent
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • PhD
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two years' experience in commercial cooking in a food service or production position, preferably on a college campus?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How many years of related work experience and/or relevant training do you have?
    • Less than 1
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6+
  4. * Will you have a valid California driver's license with a driving record acceptable to our insurance underwriters at the date of hire if you are the chosen candidate?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have the ability to lift and carry at least 50 pounds?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • The Tribune - San Luis Obispo
    • Caljobs.ca.gov
    • SLOJobs.com
    • Santa Maria Times
    • calpolycorporationjobs.org
    • Los AngelesTimes
    • Santa Barbara News-Press
    • Other
  7. If you answered "Other" on the previous question, "How did you hear about this employment opportunity?", please tell us where you heard about this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. Letter of Recommendation 3
  7. Curriculum Vitae