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#94722 Senior Cook

Filing Deadline: Mon 10/22/2018

This is a 40% limited part-time appointment which may be extended based on the needs of the department.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/30/18 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


Responsible for the preparation of quality food in a fast-paced, high volume, catering operation. Responsibilities include: the efficient operation and maintenance of all kitchen equipment, the execution of all department standards concerning food handling, cleanliness, safety and personal appearance. Duties also include scheduling and coordination of production and food product presentation, as well as assisting in training others in more complex recipe preparation.

Housing Dining Hospitality (HDH) is a self-funded, large and complex campus department consisting of 7 divisions, with approximately 700 career employees, 1000 to 1200 student employees and an annual operating budget of greater than $170 million. HDH provides housing for approximately 15,000 undergraduates, grad students, faculty, staff and their families in over 400 buildings covering approximately 6 million sq. ft. HDH is in the midst of implementing an aggressive building plan which will add 5000 new beds and almost double our square footage by 2021.

Currently, HDH houses 38% of UCSD’s enrolled students with a goal of housing 50% in the near future. HDH provides maintenance and repair, contract meals/meal plan management, as well as retail food service, conference services and catering services to residents, students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors.

Operating needs of the department require varied work schedules, (i.e., a.m., p.m., and/or weekend shifts and/or 10 hour workday). Employees may be required to take off (vacation or temporary layoff) during scheduled operational shutdown periods, such as Christmas, Spring & Summer breaks. Health codes require prescribed uniform, hair covering, and good personal hygiene. Meal schedules require extreme attention to promptness and excellent attendance. Meal perquisite is required for all Dining Services employees. Employees may be required to change work location on a daily basis as needed or for an indefinite time period.

Please click here to see the Housing Dining Hospitality website – http://hds.ucsd.edu/ and http://hdh.ucsd.edu/diningservices


  • Demonstrated skills in and knowledge of institutional food production.

  • Proven knowledge of and experience working with standardized recipes and production sheets.

  • Mathematical abilities to interpret and record production data, to use proper weights and measures in recipes as well as to provide statistical data, to store data and to reconcile invoices.

  • Skills in and knowledge of related food service functions such as safety and sanitation, production methods, and equipment maintenance.

  • Knowledge of efficient methods of ordering, requisitioning, storing and receiving supplies, and of developing quantity and quality production controls.

  • Solid writing skills to develop and change recipes as well as to write vendor reports.

  • Knowledge of methods of ensuring customer satisfaction including product analysis and problem solving assessing user/client opinion)

  • Ability to organize work and materials for maximum productivity and to delegate tasks to support staff. Ability to conduct training programs for staff and student employees.

  • Problem solving skills to handle situations such as staff shortages, product failures or utility equipment failures.

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with customers, students, staff, faculty and guests.

  • Understanding of food specification including meat buyer’s guide, USDA produce, poultry and frozen specifications as well as weights and measures to accurately account for and inventory items.

  • Skills in an knowledge of warehousing large quantities of merchandise, accounting and distributing via departmental recharge and delivery protocol, including ability to schedule, supervise and account for multiple daily deliveries to other units.

  • Skills in and knowledge of general operational management to supervise opening, closing and security of unit.


  • Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results.

  • A valid California driver's license is required. Must have and maintain good driving records and participate in the DMV Pull Program.

  • Ability to safely operate and maintain food service equipment. Ability to lift 25 to 50 pounds.

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html

UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$17.57 - $19.82 /hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, Variable, Variable