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Cook - Courtside Cafe - KU Dining

Work where the athletes eat. Do you want to be part of the team that caters to the athletes before every home game? Join us at the Courtside Cafe located in the state of the art Debruce Center, located conveniently on the KU Bus route at the intersection of Naismith and Irving.

Job Summary:

You will perform food preparation duties in your assigned work area. We will expect you to prepare menu items using recipes/guidelines according to demand while maintaining quality, quantity and safety control standards. You may assist in training other employees if requested by your supervisor. Cleans and sanitizes work area, and equipment. You will set up/close down your work area. Positively interact with customers and coworkers and follow up on any customer concerns.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
1.Food preparation: Following the direction of supervisor this position will prep, cook, and properly store food. Follow all food safety rules for handling and storing foods.
2.Food Storage: Food is to be stored in proper form being, covered, labeled, dated, and placed in cooler or dry goods as required.
3.Food Safety: Guidelines for safe food handling should be followed at all times. Taking and logging temperatures, using clean, sanitized tools and equipment, and following good hygiene practices are some examples.
Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

Required knowledge, abilities and skills:
1.Knowledge of materials and methods used in preparation, holding and serving of quality food in a dining area and the use and care of appropriate utensils and equipment.
2.We're looking for a knowledge of health, sanitary and safety standards and practices applied to food service.
3.Ability to follow recipes and instructions and in turn train part-time, less-experienced employees.
4.We want someone with the ability to maintain a friendly disposition and dedication to serve the general public.
5.Ability to perform above average physical requirements of food service work - stooping, bending, extensive walking, standing for long periods and lifting 50 pounds.

Minimum qualifications:
1.High School graduation or GED equivalent
2.One year experience in commercial food service preparation and handling

Preferred qualification:

1.Previous food service experience in a college or institutional operation
2.ServSafe certified

Benefits of working for the K.U. Memorial Unions:
We want K.U. Dining teammates with a dedication to success and we will provide you with the opportunities necessary to improve your skills. Discover why our associates love coming to work every single day. Are you looking for something that's more than just a job? We believe you will find a home where you can grow with us. Check out some of our employee benefits below:

•Set schedules with phenomenal hours
•Paid Sick/Vacation leave
•Paid holidays - working on holidays is in your past, spend them with friends and family
•Free meal every single day that you work
•Retirement plan - employer matching contributions
•Exciting wellness plan
•Employer sponsored medical/dental insurance
•Employer paid life insurance
•Promotional opportunities
•KU ID that gives you access to the university libraries and local bus systems

Please submit a resume and cover letter with application. Full time employment with the Union Corporation is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a back ground check prior to being able to begin work.

This position is eligible for an employee referral bonus.


The University of Kansas Memorial Unions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the corporation’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by corporation policy. The Director of Human Resources has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and can be contacted at unionhr@ku.edu.