Cook (Culinary Specialist) – Dietary – Full Time 8 Hour Rotating Shift (Non-Exempt) (Union) – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Responsible for the preparation of foods. Maintains high standards as it relates to food production, portioning, and service. Utilizes recipes as directed. Produces food in adherence to HACCP guidelines and per instruction of management.

Essential Duties:

  • Provides customer services to faculty, staff, students and guests.
  • Prepares food items according to the recipe or instructions provided by the Chef. Adheres to proper knife handling procedures.
  • Prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided.
  • Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.
  • Assists the Chef by working in other areas of the kitchen as assigned.
  • Maintains inventories.
  • Maintains cleanliness of facilities.
  • Maintains kitchen sanitation program. Complies with standard food handling and sanitation procedures.
  • Adheres to department service standards and to all health, safety and university rules and regulations.
  • Attends and participates in meetings as required.
  • Reports to station, ready to work at the time work assignment is scheduled to begin.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Req High school or equivalent
  • If no High Diploma, GED or Equivalent, a minimum of 1 year of experience is required as a substitution of education.
  • Req 2 years Experience in Culinary field.
  • Req Organization/time management skills.
  • Req Demonstrate excellent customer service behavior.
  • Req Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Pref Knowledge of basic operation of equipment.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Req Fire Life Safety Training (LA City) If no card upon hire, one must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained by renewal before expiration date. (Required within LA City only)

The hourly rate range for this position is $17.96 – $22.27. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

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