Food Production Helper, IRC – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

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From fine dining restaurants to residential dining, USC Hospitality serves thousands of students, athletes, faculty, and staff, as well as our many visitors. Hospitality is one of the six core business units that comprise USC Auxiliary Services and one of the largest employers on campus. We are renowned for our fresh take on self-operated food concepts with restaurants between both campuses. The team at USC Hospitality is led by innovative executive chefs and directors who strive every day to craft nourishing and wholesome alternatives for our hungry Trojan Family and our guests. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Trojan campus count on USC Hospitality to provide a fresh, made-to-order, nourishing meal. Amidst all of the hustle and bustle of student life, our eateries are the ideal social gathering locations to grab a quick bite or enjoy a group meal. We are driven to succeed by our commitment to uphold our six unifying values in Integrity, Excellence, Well-Being, Open Communication, Accountability, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

We are seeking a Food Production Helper to join our rapidly growing team.

The Opportunity:

As a Food Production Helper, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the quality of food produced in our kitchen as well as the overall service extended to students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis. You will be responsible for supporting our kitchen with basic food and beverage preparation services, and assembling meals for our customers. Our team will depend on you to help maintain our warm, welcoming, and collaborative environment for both our guests and our team members. We take pride in providing exceptional cuisine and memorable customer service, and so should you!

The Accountabilities:

  • Provide customer services to faculty, staff, students, and guests.

  • Provide basic hot and cold food and beverage preparation service.

  • Assemble and package food and beverage products.

  • Stock and maintain all supplies, food items, and utensils.

  • Maintain cleanliness of facilities.

  • Assist in kitchen sanitation program. Comply with standard food handling and sanitation procedures.

  • Adhere to department service standards and to all health, safety and University rules and regulations.

  • Attend and participate in meetings as required.

  • Report to station, ready to work at the time work assignment is scheduled to begin.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The Qualifiers:

  • Education: High School Diploma not required.

  • Experience: 1 year.

  • Expertise:

  • Must have valid California Food Handler Card or obtain card within first 30 days of hire.

  • Knowledge of food handling and sanitation procedures.

  • Demonstrated customer service experience.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced kitchen environment.

  • Ability to effectively communicate in English.

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.

  • In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.

What We Prefer:

  • High School Diploma.

  • Specialized or technical training.

  • 2 years of experience in a restaurant or high-volume banquet and catering operation.

  • Ability to oversee student and/or temporary workers.

The Trojan Family Rewards:

We pride ourselves in creating the BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families. For more information please visit http://benefits.usc.edu.

This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!

As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.

USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!

FIGHT ON!

The hourly rate for this position is $20.00. 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.

Education: High School Diploma not required.
Experience: 1 year.
Field of Expertise: Must have valid California Food Handler Card or obtain card within first 30 days of hire. Knowledge of food handling and sanitation procedures. Demonstrated customer service experience. Experience working in a fast-paced kitchen environment. Ability to effectively communicate in English. Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
In addition, the successful candidate must also demonstrate, through ideas, words and actions, a strong commitment to USC’s Unifying Values of integrity, excellence, diversity, equity and inclusion, well-being, open communication and accountability.

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