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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: June 7, 2019
Departmental Overview Year-round, Events & Conferences is responsible for selling various catering and event coordination services to the campus and external clients. This department is also responsible for selling venue spaces at Clark Kerr Conference Center, California Memorial Stadium, as well as coordinating event logistics such as audio-visual, parking, rentals, etc.
Responsibilities FOOD PRODUCTION:
Assist unit executive chef and managers in activities of staff whom operation and maintain kitchens for in-house service of customers.
Performs audits to ensure compliance with food prep, quality control standards as well as safety/security standards related to handling and preparation of food.
Manage special menu requests as needed based on specific dietary needs.
Manager menu production for catering and other special events as needed.
Prepares assigned menu items following department recipes in accordance with departmental policies and procedures.
Adjust production levels to meet service needs.
Follows Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points principles of food preparation, safety and sanitation at all times.
Ensures quality control and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points are met and adhered to during food production and service.
Ensures allergen guidelines are followed during production and service.
DIRECTING AND TRAINING:
Oversees kitchen staff and ensures all food service health, safety, nutritional, recipe, policies and guidelines are adhered to at all times.
May be responsible for shift supervision, leading and directing all scheduled staff and services for a specific meal period.
Provide assignments to production and service staff as needed and recommends performance ratings for production staff to management.
SAFETY AND SANITATION:
Able to identify and resolve a wide range of quality assurance issues in creative and imaginative ways.
Safely operates and maintains the following equipment used in food production and service: mixer, food chopper, ovens, steamers, fryers, grills, thermotainers, can opener, steam jacketed kettles, knives and utensils.
Ensures the cleanliness, safety, and sanitation of designated storage and work areas; large and small equipment and utensils used in food production.
With Chef Manager, plans work schedules to meet production demands.
Executes ordering standards and timelines assigned by unit executive chef.
Other duties as assigned.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of food and production.
Requires verbal and written communication in the English language, active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, multi-task and time management.
Requires decision making, reasoning, and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, operations analysis, quality control analysis and effective interpersonal and work leadership skills to provide guidance to all levels of personnel.
Computer applications skills.
High school diploma and/or equivalent training/experience.
Salary & Benefits This position is non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information This is a 70% Contract position, with an end date of June 30, 2020.
Conviction History Background This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
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