Lakeland University
  • 01-Oct-2020 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Plymouth, WI, USA
  • Full Time


Reports to:                Assistant Director of Dining Services

Date Updated:          September 29, 2020 



Performs a wide range of duties involved with preparing and/or serving foods and beverages in one or more of a variety of food service environments. May perform such duties as preparing salad items; prepare, season, and cook a wide variety of meats, vegetables, soups, breakfast dishes, and other hot food items and/or cold foods; and/or assisting in the preparation of bakery items as appropriate to the position. Assist in cleaning work areas, equipment, utensils. May assist in the set up, and service; and collection of garbage/trash       ; as appropriate to the area of operation. May serve food to customers, perform work for banquets, and/or perform cashiering duties, as appropriate.



All Lakeland University staff members are expected to:


  • Demonstrate in their words and actions an appreciation for the history of Lakeland University and a commitment to its stated mission;
  • Represent unequivocally in their behavior the stated values of the University;
  • Be good stewards of the University's resources, including its personnel and the goodwill of its friends, its alumni, and local community;
  • Work collaboratively (as opposed to competitively) with their peers to meet objectives and achieve our goals;
  • Keep their supervisor appropriately informed;
  • Be forthright and honest in their communication with all members of the University community;
  • Treat all members in a manner of teamwork and respect;
  • Acts in a manner that sets the standard for service in higher education and the core principals of Lakelanders Excelling at Professionalism (LEAP) show respect, communicate and be positive;
  • Advise their supervisor with respect to all matters that require their attention, including their own performance.
  • Caters special events as required;



  • Sets up food service dining facilities, equipment and utensils, under detailed instruction, in accordance with specific area needs in time for service to begin; checks food temperatures and/or prepares areas for daily operations; may operate cooking or bakery equipment as assigned;
  • Conveys food and supplies from the main kitchen, bakery, and/or salad preparation area to the serving site either by carrying or by utilizing a cart;
  • Follows prescribed procedures in setting up hot and cold food lines; chooses proper utensils and sets steam line, salad bar, deli, pizza, beverage, and dessert stations to appropriate temperature for menu items;
  • Reviews production schedule to determine food requirements including variety and quantity of food for preparation and to assemble supplies and equipment needed for daily cooking activities;
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of hot and cold meat and vegetable dishes, beverages, salads, sandwiches, simple bakery items, salad dressings, and/or other similar food items, as appropriate to the position;
  • Seasons and prepares a wide variety of foods such as vegetables, fruits, meats, soups, salads, and cereals in accordance with prescribed recipes;
  • Slices, grinds, and cook's meats and vegetables using a full range of cooking methods; Tests foods being cooked for quality;
  • Carves and displays meats, vegetables, fruits, and salads; replenishes service lines as necessary;
  • Completes production sheets and other records as required;
  • Maintains clean work areas, utensils, and equipment;
  • As appropriate to the position, serves food items to customers from counters and/or steam tables, in accordance with specific instructions, ensuring that appropriate portions are served;
  • May serve a range of hot and cold food items from counters and steam tables; adds relishes and garnishes according to instructions;
  • May be required to prepare special diets according to prescribed standards;
  • As needed, replenishes foods, silverware, glassware, dishes, and trays at serving stations; may order and replenish condiments;
  • Fills ice cream, yogurt, and/or ice machines, if present in area of operation; ensures that machines are cleaned and maintained, as necessary;
  • Attends to day-to-day challenges and needs concerning equipment and food supplies; detects and ensures disposition of spoiled or unattractive food, defective supplies/equipment, and/or other unusual conditions;
  • May clean and maintain work areas, including floors, facilities, utensils, and equipment; collects and places garbage and trash in designated containers; as appropriate to the area of operation;
  • May perform in the Muskie Pub and Grill.
  • Washes pots, pans, and other service ware ensuring sanitary handling; organizes and replaces service ware to appropriate location;
  • May perform cashiering duties, as required;
  • May provide guidance and training to other employees performing related work;
  • May be involved with preparation and/or serving on campus and/or offsite catering events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control;
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions;
  • Ability to read and write;
  • Ability to understand and follow safety procedures;
  • Ability to safely use cleaning equipment and supplies;
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students;
  • Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects;
  • Knowledge of food service lines set-up and temperature requirements;
  • Skill in cooking and preparing a variety of foods;
  • Knowledge of food preparation and presentation methods, techniques, and quality standards.


  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 50 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.


  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator 



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