Cook, Campus Dining
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Job Description

Under the direction of the Sous Chef, prepare, cook, set up and back up the food line. Participate in the training of students, ordering of supplies and the maintenance of records and equipment.

1. Prepare meals and meal items as required to ensure customer dining satisfaction by following and maintaining standardized recipes and using approved procedures and common kitchen equipment as listed below to produce the highest quality product while preventing waste.

2. Provide training to works in the methods of performing duties assigned and coordinate work of employees to promote efficient operations.

3. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others both in the kitchen and with other staff to ensure good communication and enhance “team” effort.

4. Maintain a safe and sanitary kitchen following prescribed safety and sanitation procedures to ensure compliance with health regulations and safety standards.

5. Report any equipment malfunction through prescribed procedures to minimize loss of production efficiency due to equipment failure.
6. Perform other duties as requested by Sous Chef.

7. Receive and oversee prompt and proper food storage of incoming supplies.

8. Order Supplies and food items needed with the EATEC ordering software to ensure adequate quality production as directed.

9. May perform duties of Sous Chef during absence of Sous Chef, as directed.

10. Plate and serve food items as required using standard line service tools while adhering to proper portion control and presentation procedures to enhance customer service and satisfaction.

11. Transport food items by Cal Poly Corporation vehicles for barbecues, catered banquets and other offsite-catered events.

Job Requirements

Equipment Operated: Including but not limited to steamers, steam kettles, roasting ovens, convection ovens, rotating ovens, deep fat fryers, broilers, grills, stoves, slicers, choppers, and normal hand utensils.

Supervision Exercised: Assistant cooks and student employees.

Knowledge: High school degree and equivalent. A minimum of two years of commercial cooking experience in a food service or production position, preferably on a college campus.

Skills: A thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques, terminology, and procedures of volume food production. Possess a valid California driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record.

Abilities: Ability to develop successful working relationships with customers and fellow employees. Ability to use common kitchen equipment effectively. Ability to repeatedly lift and carry at least 50 pounds. Become ServSafe certified within first year of service and maintain certification as required.

Regular full-time attendance is required. Successful candidate must pass a background check. Note, this is a 10-month position with summers and quarter breaks off unless work is available.

Company Profile:

For a complete position description and to apply online please visit our website at www.calpolycorporationjobs.org. Cal Poly Corporation provides excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement, paid sick leave/vacation and holidays.


Cal Poly Corporation is a non-profit organization which supports the California Polytechnic State University's educational mission and provides quality services, which complement the instructional program. It has more than 200 full-time employees and approximately 1,400 part-time student and intermittent employees. Cal Poly Corporation employees are involved in many areas on campus including administering a wide range of research grants, running commercial operations such food services and bookstore, administering funding for student enterprise aid-to-instruction programs, providing facilities and equipment, and serving as trustee for gifts to the University.


Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo. The university has a student enrollment exceeding 18,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.


University families live in San Luis Obispo and nearby communities both on the coast and inland. San Luis Obispo, a city of ~45,500, is located twelve miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s scenic central coast. Excellent recreational facilities are available, and the area has an outstanding climate, with an average daily maximum temperature of 62.2 in January, 77.0 in August, and an annual average of 70.2.


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Job Snapshot

Base Pay $11,900.00 - $17,240.00 /Year
Other Pay 0
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Education, Other, Restaurant - Food Service
Education High School
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Yes
Relocation No
Industry Education - Teaching - Administration, Food
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 0001146000-03
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Cook, Campus Dining


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