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In the Division of Student Affairs and under the Residential Student Services Programs portfolio, Cal Dining is a self-operated dining program focusing on culinary excellence, social responsibility and supporting the living/learning environment of our customers. With more than 12,000 meal plan holders, Cal Dining serves over 5 million meals per year in 14 facilities with a combination of residential 'all you care to eat' dining, retail 'a la carte' dining, stadium concession, training table, early childhood education meal production and catering. Cal Dining services the campus seven days per week, seventeen hours per day employing 450 full and part time staff and approximately 400 Cal student workers across multiple locations.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 10, 2022
Assist unit executive chef and managers in activities of staff who operate and maintain kitchens for in-house service of customers.
Performs audits to ensure compliance with food prep, and 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.
Manage 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, 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 the Chef Manager, plans work schedules to meet production demands.
Executes ordering standards and timelines assigned by the unit executive chef.
Provides health and safety training, and guidance on safe work practices, provides proper equipment, observes work practices and correct methods, and investigates accidents.
Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk.
This includes complying with applicable policies and regulations, using personal safety gear, observing warning signs, learning about potential hazards, and reporting unsafe conditions.
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, 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 or equivalent experience.
Culinary Degree is preferred.
ServSafe Certification is preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly. The hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $22.89 - $37.93.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment in the Resume section of your application.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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