Lakeland University
  • 09-Nov-2018 to 31-Dec-2019 (PST)
  • Plymouth, WI, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION PURPOSE

If you have a passion for food and are looking for a great way to enter the industry, food service work may be the right choice to set you on your career path. Working in food service offers many opportunities for advancement of your career, but it generally requires little in the way of skills and specialized experience to get started. Food service workers are encouraged to learn on the job, which means that you make money while learning valuable skills that can help you advance in your career. Food service is a great industry for new workers who are looking for a versatile skill set, as well as established employees looking to change careers.

GENERAL EXPECTATIONS          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;

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Aid cooks in preparing meals and plating food as requested by the chef or other supervising employee.
  • Prepare simple meals such as salads or desserts.
  • Help cooks with food preparation duties for the day by cutting, peeling, or slicing as needed.
  • Greet and take customer orders, remember special requests, and deliver food in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service with a positive demeanor when dealing with restaurant patrons, fielding all complaints promptly, answering questions, and making meal suggestions when asked.
  • Assist with cleaning the restaurant and dining area by picking up trash, clearing and washing plates and dishes, and wiping down tables as needed.
  • Adhere to food safety standards at all times, making sure that all food is free or contaminants and pathogens that might make customers sick.
  • Clean pots, pans, and any other dishes in the kitchen as needed, adhering to safety and sanitation standards at all times.

SPECIALIZE KNOW-HOW & SKILLS 

  • Food handlers license or certification that is valid in your area is a plus but not required. Training will be provided.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to deal with a variety of restaurant patrons
  • Knowledge of kitchen sanitation, cleaning, and maintenance
  • Preferred:
  • High school degree or GRE
  • Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • 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.

OTHER DUTIES

  • 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.

BENEFITS

  • Full tuition remission for candidate, spouse and dependents.
  • Two-weeks vacation.
  • Two-weeks paid sick time.
  • 12.5 Paid holidays.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Life Insurance.
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan.

 

 

Lakeland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator 

 

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