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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 focused 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, training table, early childhood 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: June 2, 2023
Food Production and Service
Set up, prepare, replenish, and distribute food products, beverages, and supplies in designated areas to ensure availability in a timely manner to meet customer demand,
Under general supervision, performs semi-skilled food preparation, including but not limited to grilling, frying, and use of pizza ovens.
Assemble and basic preparation of food products and beverages to support service and menu production, in adherence to Cal Dining service and production standards.
As cooks' helpers, assist with preparing and panning menu items, wash and cut raw vegetables, slice luncheon meats and cheeses; open and pan convenience food items in preparation for service; replenish dry storage bins; and clean equipment, cutlery, utensils, work tables, shelves, storage racks, cutting boards and sinks in the main food production areas.
Food Production and Service
Knowledgeable about food being served, including allergens, ingredients, etc
Establish and maintain positive relations with our customers.
Listen, and if possible, resolve customers' needs and report them to the manager and/or supervisor.
Interact enthusiastically and pleasantly with customers and co-workers to ensure a positive interaction and outcome in every interaction.
Responsible for practicing good stewardship with university and customer resources.
Serve, plate, and package food using portion control techniques, resulting in an appealing final product.
Follow basic principles of safety and sanitation in food service.
Sanitation and Safety
Maintain cleanliness of all work areas, including sweeping, mopping, and wiping surfaces.
Remove and properly dispose of trash, compost, and recyclable materials.
Immediately resolve or report spills, damages, defects, and other issues to maintain the safety and sanitation of the facility.
Ensure all operational areas are clean and organized in a timely manner to meet customer demand.
Clean and wash soiled dishware and equipment using correct procedures of safety and sanitation.
Organize and store clean dishware into proper transporting equipment.
As general utility workers, dish machine attendants, and pot and pan machine attendants perform a wide variety of duties for the maintenance of the equipment used.
As general maintenance workers, clean and maintain production equipment and areas including but not limited to pots, steamers, ovens, grills, deep wells, fryers, and mixers; clean work tables, shelves, sinks, drinking fountains, storage cabinets, ice machines, refrigerators, and food storage bins; clean walls, doors, and air-vents; collect, empty wash and redistribute garbage cans; and sweep and mop floors in kitchen or dining area.
As pot and pan machine attendants, assemble, scrape, soak, and wash pots, pans, and utensils in the pot machine or three-compartment sink; and clean pot machine, work tables, soak sinks, and portable storage pot racks.
Puts away all items when clean and dry.
Other duties as assigned.
Food preparation experience.
Customer service experience.
Experience following directions related to job responsibilities
Demonstrated ability to direct the work of others.
Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English and follow oral/written instructions.
Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Ability to operate and maintain restaurant food service equipment
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $18.96 (step 1.0) - $22.21 (step 9.0).
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), partial-year career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is non-exempt and paid bi-weekly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
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.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.