University of St. Thomas

Utility Food Service Worker II

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Minneapolis, MN
Sep 29, 2017
Oct 29, 2017
University of St. Thomas
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Utility Food Service Worker II
Posted Date
4 days ago
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Open Until Filled
Type of Search Staff
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number 890041
St. Paul
Department/Unit Dining Services - Auxiliary Services
FLSA Status Non-Exempt/Hourly
Employment Type Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year 12
Benefits Eligible Yes
Special Instructions Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

The University of St. Thomas is looking for a talented, food service professional with a culinary background who shares our values and passion for the hospitality industry. Dining Services invites qualified candidates to apply for a Utility Food Service Worker position to be part of a busy and vibrant dining operation. This position presents applicants the opportunity to join a culinary team that offers fresh, nutritious food, while employing sustainable, socially responsible business practices. We are an environmentally friendly operation and our team of food service professionals have a shared ongoing commitment to adopting sustainable practices in our dining operations.

The mission of Dining Services is to provide excellent dining experiences, enriching and nourishing the University of St. Thomas community. As a part of this mission, we provide the nutritional foundation for the academic and co-curricular success of our students through a wide range of amenities that coincide with the diverse needs of our campus.

The Food Service Worker II position reports to the Production Chef and assists with gathering food items, reading recipes and preparing food for service, as well as other necessary tasks. The Utility Food Service Worker II assists with all aspects of food preparation as part of the culinary team. Under the direction of a production chef, this position contributes to the preparation of food of exceptional quality; contributing to the success of our team of culinary professionals.

This position is a 12 month, 1.0 FTE position.

This position works a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends as business levels dictate. This position is designated as Emergency Essential. Emergency Essential employees are expected to remain at work if the campus closes during their regular work schedule or to report to work if the campus closing announcement is made before their regular work schedule begins.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide assistance where needed in back-of-house or front-of-house operations
  • Clean and prepare fresh food according to recipe specifications
  • Pan up raw ingredients for later use in an organized and appealing manner
  • Gather, weigh, measure and assemble all ingredients for use in standardized recipes
  • Assemble catering trays, box lunches, etc. using standardized recipes
  • Assist in dish room
  • Assist with inventory and stocking
  • Assist at catered events and as a line server
  • Assist with cashiering
  • Follow ServSafe food handling guidelines

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.


Minimum qualifications: High school diploma or its equivalent and two (2) years of experience with high volume food preparation in an institutional setting.

Preferred qualifications: ServSafe certification from the State of Minnesota and/or additional food preparation or cooking experience.

Skill in: basic cooking methods and techniques; basic knife handling/sharpening/maintenance; how to use, maintain and clean a wide variety of kitchen equipment; ability to read and follow recipes.

Ability to: work efficiently and complete tasks in a timely manner, prioritize assignments, follow oral and written directions, get along well with others, work in close proximity to others, perform accurate arithmetic calculations and common weight/volume conversions, multi-task and switch tasks quickly when necessary, maintain accurate records and food-related reports, and maintain an organized and clean work station

Knowledge of: safe food handling guidelines, including ServSafe, FIFO and HACCP principles, methods and equipment used in a restaurant setting, safe work practices and sanitation related to food preparation and service, basic computer applications related to the job.

Physical requirements: The ability to work in and move about a commercial kitchen setting. The ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Stamina to stand for long periods of time. The ability to tolerate a variety of work environments including hot/cold serving lines, walk-in refrigerators and freezers. The ability to access various kitchen storage areas and retrieve items stored 8 inches off the floor and in overhead positions. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who require and request accommodations in order to perform the essential functions of their jobs.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than "Jobs at St. Thomas", the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.


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