Job Requisition Number: 24995. At Cal Dining, we believe that “breaking bread together” is a unique aspect of dining on-campus with friends, faculty or staff. Our focus is on nourishing the Cal community, both for physical and social well-being, through customer-driven programs, culinary excellence and campus social responsibility.
We are seeking temporary cooks to join our team for the fall semester. Cal Dining has a variety of shifts available, some shifts may involve weekends and evenings.
•Prepare assigned menu items following department recipes and production sheets for breakfast, lunch, brunch and/or dinner •Merchandise food including garnishing for serving line presentation •Participate in ongoing customer service programs which includes “just in time” cooking, demonstration cooking and interaction with customers •Prepare food from scratch independently for multiple cycle menus •Make recommendations to Manager, Sous Chef or Senior Cook on problem recipes •Complete service records at end of meal period; track and record food waste and donations •Distribute prepared food at correct temperatures prior to service for specified meals to designated serving areas •Batch cook food items as appropriate •Store leftover food properly and with Manager and/or plans usage •Prepare and date food samples taken from service •Establish and maintain positive relations with our customers •Safely operate and maintain all following equipment used in food production and service •Ensure the cleanliness, safety, and sanitation of designated storage and work areas, large and small equipment and utensils used in food production •Plan own production schedule with Manager, Sous Chef or Senior Cook •Direct service staff during meal service, i.e. presentation, plating, portion control, quality control •Train other production staff, including demonstration cooking, in absence of Senior Cook or Sous Chef•Experience in food preparation and general maintenance in a kitchen •Ability to work independently and to prepare multiple menu items for a meal •Ability to successfully perform demonstration cooking and to prepare quality baked products •Ability to direct other staff •Ability to read, write, perform basic arithmetic, and follow oral and written instructions •Ability to follow recipes •Demonstrated knowledge of food safety and sanitation •Proven organizational skills •Ability to complete service records accurately at the conclusion of a meal •Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs
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