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Food Service Worker

Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 504025
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Dining / Hospitality, Customer Service

About This Role:

Food Service Workers make good things happen and support the service and production of safe, wholesome food for the residents and guests in our residence hall dining centers. Our staff enjoy serving and interacting with K-State students and know their contributions support the academic pursuits of our students.  

Learn more about our dining centers and how we support our K-State Students at http://housing.k-state.edu/dining/

Why Join Us:

We offer a team oriented workplace with opportunities to enhance your skills. Unlike many foodservice positions, our positions include a generous comprehensive benefits package including paid holidays, vacation leave, health insurance, tuition assistance and retirement plan. 

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Set-up and prepare cafeteria, salad bar, fruit/dessert area, and dining room area for service of food according to schedules and established procedures. Set temperature of food holding equipment; collect utensils, baskets, pans; prepare condiments and beverages; place food for service.   
  • Provide for customer needs during meal service by promoting quick, friendly service, assisting customers with special needs, and keeping serving and dining areas clean.
  • Participate in daily team meetings and interact with other employees effectively to achieve goals.  May provide training and guidance to hourly student employees.
  • Prepare a variety of less complicated entrees and side dishes using standardized recipes. Follow established procedures and schedules to ensure that high quality, food is served. Prepare fresh vegetables and fruits. 
  • Clean equipment and assist with prepping, labeling, and freezing ingredients. 
  • Operate, clean and sanitize equipment, tableware trays, utensils, pots, pans used in meal preparation and service. Clean dining facility and launders, folds and stores linens. 
  • Performs all duties in a manner that promotes a team oriented, harmonious work environment that espouses civility and the University Principles of Community.
  • Assists in the educational program for the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health students in order to provide a teaching laboratory.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Some food production, baking, and/or service experience in an institutional or volume setting.
  • Knowledge of large scale food production, service, equipment, food safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to learn to to accurately weigh and measure ingredients, to use and care for equipment and handle food safely while preparing high quality products.

Other Requirements: 

  • This position is considered essential during a Declaration of Inclement Weather.
  • Moderate physical exertion is required to perform the essential functions of this position.  This includes, but is not limited to, lifting, bending, reaching, pushing/pulling, walking, repetitive movement, transporting items up to 50 lbs.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately, and continues until filled. 

Pay Rate:

$9.38 - $13.13 per hour + $.60 shift differential for qualifying work shifts

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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