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DINING SERVICES - Utility - General

Job Classification

  Hourly Full-time (35-40)

Position summary

Assist Chef’s with general kitchen task that may include preparation of food, sanitation duties, and ware washing stations and assisting with Front of the House duties. 

Qualifications summary

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties and responsibilities

Assist with preparation of recipe ingredients.
Assist with assembling of food items or recipes
Assist with salad preparation for Dining Center meals.                                                                                                                               Assist with dishing up desserts for Dining Center meals.
Assist with custodian task for the department such as, but not limited to: cleaning floors, taking out trash, cleaning restrooms and general custodian tasks.
Work with the ware washing area to see that all pots and pans, dishes, and area is cleaned and put back in the proper storage area.
Assist Front of House Manager with serving, Front of House Porter duties, such as, but not limited to refilling plates, cleaning dining room, replacing meal items that are low or run out, sweeping floor.
Do other work as requested by supervisor
Cooperate with supervisor in adjusting job duties as circumstances require.

Supervisory responsibilities

This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability speaks, read, and write in English.  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small groups situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divide.  Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Must successfully complete Serve training.

Technical competencies


Interpersonal interactions


Physical demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand.  The employee frequently is required to walk, use hands to finder, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear, and taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required include color vision.

Work environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and extreme cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.