Dining Principal Food Service Worker

  • University of California
  • Santa Cruz, California
  • Sep 17, 2023
Full time

Job Description

UCSC Dining Services intends to fill multiple Partial Year Career, Dining Principal Food Service Worker positions while this job is posted. It is the department's intent to request additional applications, conduct interviews and hire staff periodically as hiring needs arise. Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California and be able to participate in the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) pull notice program. Benefits to working at UC Santa Cruz include: Medical, Dental & Vision Care Insurance Plans UC Retirement Plans Group Term Life Insurance Legal Insurance Pet Insurance Paid Holidays plus accrued vacation and sick leave Meal Allowance Gym discount at UCSC recreation facilities NOTIFICATIONS UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training. Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy. ABOUT UC SANTA CRUZ UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world. DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW Colleges, Housing, and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Finance, Operations and Administration (FOA) 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 Campus Store, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas. CHES provides on-campus housing and dining services to approximately 9,500 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. More information can be found at: JOB SUMMARY Under the supervision of Dining Management, the Principal Food Service Worker will work independently in the daily oversight of a Dining Hall Restaurant, Retail location, and/or Catering operations. The incumbent serves as "Lead" for a team and performs a variety of duties related to semi-skilled food preparation, serving or maintenance functions in the kitchen or dining area plus cash handling, customer service, event/food preparation and delivery and overseeing safety and sanitation of the location. The Principal Food Service Worker is expected to have substantial knowledge of the complex operation of the dining or kitchen area and to have previous experience or training in their particular area of work. APPOINTMENT INFORMATION Salary Information: $21.65 / hourly No. of Positions: 21 Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week Days of the Week: to be determined Shift Includes: Day, Evenings, Nights, Weekends - to be determined Employee Classification: This is a Partial Year Career appointment with a furlough that is to be determined Job End Date: None Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus Union Representation: Service Unit (SX) Job Code Classification: 5650 - FOOD SVC WORKER PR Travel: Never or Rarely JOB DUTIES 45% - Daily Operations Depending on location, The Principal Food Service Worker's work assignment may include any or all of the following responsibilities: Responsible for opening, closing and operating a Dining, Retail or Catering location. Serves as a work leader and may assist in the training and leading of an assigned team in performing unskilled and semi-skilled tasks; cutting and preparing fruits and vegetables by hand or by using mechanical equipment; sets up food service lines by arranging foods or desserts, sets up the salad bar and stocks and prepares beverages; serves customers; collects, washes and stacks clean dishes; cleans and scrubs pots and pans; operates complex automatic dishwashing equipment; cleans conveyers, racks and sets up trays; cleans and mops floors in kitchen, food service area and dining room. Assists in the barista/host/cashier area. Serves as counter attendant in Dining, Retail or Catering location with responsibility for correct handling of cash transactions and maintaining satisfactory customer relationships during an assigned shift. Food Prep Helper/Kitchen Pantry Work: Leads assigned crew in performing kitchen/pantry work of preparing various fruits and vegetables for use in kitchen cooking or in the salad bar or other food service presentations, replenishing dry storage bins, cleaning equipment and sinks in the kitchen areas, sweeping, and mopping as needed. Leads team in meal set-up for hot and cold items and assists in producing dessert set-ups for various meals. Leads crew in preparing basic cold sauces; demonstrates appropriate and effective food presentation and merchandising techniques in the display of food and other service presentations (decorations and decorating); follows menus, production sheets and recipes accurately, measuring or weighing food ingredients, operates equipment such as: mixer, slicer, chopper, steamer, ovens, steam jacket kettles, beverage equipment, garbage disposal, and uses knives and other utensils. Incumbent may make sandwiches to order or in advance. Demonstrates appropriate and effective food presentation and merchandising techniques in display of food and other service presentations including napkin folds, decorations and decorating. Receiving: Under the supervision of Dining Management and the direction of the Senior Storekeeper, performs general receiving duties. Receives and inspects all food supplies. Stores all items in specified areas in accordance with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines. Dates and rotates all inventory items using the FIFO (First In, First Out) Principles. Assists management with inventory and ordering. Organizes and cleans all storage spaces. Receives and assists with daily deliveries and reviews invoices for accuracy and the proper conditions of supplies. Transfers supplies to other units when needed. Assists Dining Management and the Senior Storekeeper in ordering, using a computerized food management system, and in submitting invoices to the Food Service Manager for approval and signature. Maintains a professional working relationship with all staff. Maintains working relationships with vendors and other food service units to render assistance in times of food/non-food shortages. 15% - Safety and Sanitation Ensures that all food is held and loaded at safe temperatures. Maintains work rule standards and policies regarding employee uniforms, personal appearance, and hygiene. Ensures compliance with all regulations mandated by local, state and federal agencies in regards to safety, health and sanitation regulations. Ensures that Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) guidelines are followed closely in maintaining temperatures of perishable products. On a daily basis, will record temperatures of all refrigerators, freezers, and maintains records for three months. Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting others at risk. This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations, using personal safety gear, observing warning signs, learning about potential hazards and reporting unsafe conditions. Safely operates and maintains equipment appropriate to the classification and the tasks assigned. Dining Room: Leads crew in performing dining room work of setting up food service areas, distributing prepared food on time for specific meals in service areas. Restocks food into serving areas as needed, filling cold wells with ice; restocking dining room area with trays, dishes, silverware, napkins, food self service areas (beverages, salads, bread, desserts, soft serve, etc.). Returns unused food from serving area. Labels leftover food and ensures proper storage. Maintains cleanliness of designated work areas at all times including cleaning cold wells, food warmers, counter tops, pass through refrigerators, toasters, sinks, etc Dish Washer: May lead a team of dish washers and direct their work in breaking down soiled dining trays; appropriately pre-rinsing, washing by hand or loading dish washer with soiled trays, dishes, glasses, utensils and flatware and running them through the dish washing machine using correct procedure of safety and sanitation; unloading dish washer, sorting, stacking and placing clean dishes, flatware, glassware, trays and utensils into proper transporting equipment. Operates, maintains and cleans the following equipment: dish machine, garbage disposals, mops, brooms and tray conveyor devices; as needed bringing out clean dishes to dining room to restock supplies. May also wash pans and utensils used in the kitchen . click apply for full job details