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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
Experience in large volume production
ServSafe or Food Service Handler Certification
Salary & Benefits
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