Full Time; Partial Year Career Minimum Starting Salary: $19.89/hourly.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) 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 Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.
CHES provides on-campus housing and dining services to nearly 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.
Under the general supervision of Principal Cooks or Managers, the Senior Cook prepares food that is complex and of the highest quality which is appropriate to the skill level of a Senior Cook. Prepares assigned recipes for residence hall meals and other events, providing the highest quality of service to the customers. The incumbent will fill a leadership role in the kitchen by organizing and directing all assigned production staff for meal service. Follows all policies, rules and regulations of the University. Ensures health and safety guidelines are practiced. Performing under general supervision, this is a leadership kitchen position with the appropriate level of experience and competency in food preparation, productions and kitchen management. This position requires passing a pre-employment criminal history background check. Selected candidates cannot begin work until passing their background check. Please note: Time required to complete this process may vary and can be lengthy.
Candidates who successfully complete interviews and reference checks will be required to pass a criminal history background check to be eligible for further consideration. Only those candidates who successfully complete interviews, reference checks and pass a criminal history background check may be considered for a job offer.
There are multiple position vacancies - Applications will continue to be accepted until all vacancies have been filled.
Strong demonstrated knowledge and expertise in a wide variety cooking techniques and recipes for food preparation in a large dining service environment.
Strong demonstrated knowledge of how to prepare sauces, soups, vegetables, baked products and entrees.
Strong demonstrated experience in increasingly complex levels of cooking in a large food service environment as well as general kitchen maintenance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Communication skills and abilities sufficient to direct other staff work and to provide training to less experienced staff.
Communication skills needed to interact with customers and take orders for display cooking or other special events.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-offer criminal background check within 45 days from being fingerprinted.
Position is open until filled. Initial Review Date: 11-14-2018
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted ON OR BEFORE the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site @https://jobs.ucsc.edu. A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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