Prep Employee

  • Campus Dining and Shops
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 03, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Job ClassificationService EmployeeStatusProbationary Full-Time Union

May incur lay-offs during University recess periods

FLSA StatusFull-Time, Non-Exempt, HourlyStarting Rate$15.30 (Union Employees: See Appendix "A" of Union contract)BenefitsBenefits IncludedPresent Schedule

Note that stated hours and days may vary - Mandatory overtime, as required, in the Union Contract

Position Summary

Providing quality meals to students, faculty, staff and visitors in a timely manner with an emphasis on customer service. Prep work in multiple areas. Employee will be asked to prep multiple food items, work with various preparation techniques, and working with various types of kitchen equipment. Employees will use various knives, kitchen equipment, and use various food preparation techniques, to prepare a variety of menu items, which may include sandwiches, wraps, tuna cups, fruit cups, yogurt parfaits, pizzas, subs and more. Work may take place in a refrigerated and temperature-controlled environment. Must be able to work in a fast-paced high volume environment.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 1 year professional high volume food preparation experience required.
  • Must have knife handling skills and training, math skills, and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to follow standardized recipes and measure ingredients accurately and quickly.
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Experience at organizing and maintaining kitchen work stations.
  • Must have exceptional communication and customer service skills and be able to work in a fast-paced team

  • Professional appearance, demeanor, and hygiene required.
  • Must have dependable transportation.
  • Regular attendance required, attendance at training sessions is required as needed.
  • Ability to work in a refrigerated, temperature-controlled environment for entire shift.

Job Assignments

  • Accurately prepares customer orders quickly and efficiently.
  • Interact with guests & respond to their requests in a professional manner.
  • High volume prep work included in daily duties including using knife skills to prepare recipes and complete prep work.
  • Must be familiar with or receiving training on prep equipment such as robo coupe, meat slicers, mandolins.
  • Maintain production and usage records.
  • Food storage and rotation.
  • Equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Presents all food in an attractive and appealing manner.
  • Keep a neat, clean, and sanitized work area.
  • Must work consistently and productively during entire shift.
  • Station set-up, breakdown, and re-stocking.
  • Cross-train in other areas and duties as needed.
  • Assist with training student employees.
  • General cleaning and other food service duties as requested by management.
  • Additional duties as assigned and requested by management.

Work Environment

  • The work environment can be loud and busy. There is exposure to kitchen hazards such as hot surfaces and liquids,
  • sharp knives, and slippery falls.
  • The position operates in a kitchen environment where the employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire, and noise.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures in coolers and freezers.
  • Work may take place in a refrigerated and temperature controlled environment.

Physical and Mental Demands

  • The position is very active and the employee must be able to stand and walk for a minimum of 8 hours.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
  • The employee must have the ability to use hands to finger, manipulate fingers; and reach with hands and arms, to stir, measure, pour, cut, chop, dice, and decorate, etc.
  • The position requires working taste buds, ability to smell, feel with fingers and visually inspect, include close and distance vision.
  • The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 lbs.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Campus Dining and Shops is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic. Campus Dining and Shops policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.