Food Service Assistant II

Lancaster, California
Jul 21, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Antelope Valley College


Food Service Assistant II

Salary:  $17.20/hour

Deadline: Continuous



Total hours may not exceed 999 in a year. Total days may not exceed 100 in a year. (Days are counted regardless of # of hours worked per day)



• Perform a variety of duties in the preparation and serving large quantities of foods in the cafeteria; maintains food service facilities in a clean and sanitary condition.

• Prepares grills, reheats or heats a variety of foods, assuring sanitation and safety measures are observed and food is served in an appetizing manner.

• Takes food orders and prepares requested food items; serve and sells food to students and faculty.

• Supervises, trains, and provides work direction to student workers.

• Opens and closes facilities; stocks and replenishes cooking stations, grill area and salad bar; refill napkins, cups, ice, trays,

condiments and other items as necessary.

• Confers with the Food Service Supervisor regarding operations, problems, personnel, sales and other issues.

• Trains and provides work direction to student workers involved in food preparation and service and kitchen clean up; assigns

student workers according to volume and operations.

• Maintains serving and display counters in a clean and orderly manner; stocks food display cases as required.

• Fills in for Food Service Supervisor in her absence; assists with menu, catering, product ordering and receiving.

• Serves as cashier in the absence of the cashier; collects money and makes change; solve issues or issues related to cashier

operation; secures cash drawers and closes out cash registers.

• Ensures proper food production and quality control of prepared foods.

• Prepares and serves a wide variety of specialty food items for dinners, luncheons, meetings, banquets, coffees, and other special

events; assists with catering, preparation of food, set-up and serving special events.

• Operates a variety of food service equipment including slicer, chopper, mixer, fryer, oven, grill, beverage machines and others.

• Performs other duties as may be assigned.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school, food handlers certificate and two years of increasingly responsible high volume and quality food service preparation and experience.




• Principles of training and providing work direction.

• Methods of preparing and serving food in large quantities.

• Sanitation and safety practices related to cooking and serving food.

• Basic math and cashiering skills.

• Standard kitchen equipment, utensils and measurements.

• Basic record-keeping techniques.

• Oral and written communication skills.

• Methods of cleaning and maintaining food preparation and service areas, utensils and equipment in a clean and sanitary condition.



• Perform supervisory duties in the cafeteria.

• Train and provide work direction to student workers as assigned.

• Prepare, serve and sell food in the cafeteria.

• Maintain food service equipment and facilities in a clean and sanitary condition.

• Make change quickly and accurately.

• Add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly and accurately.

• Wash, cut, slice, grate, mix and assemble food items and ingredients.

• Operate a variety of kitchen equipment safely and effectively.

• Understand and follow oral and written directions.

• Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

• Operate a cash register and make change accurately.

• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

• Follow health and sanitation requirements.



• Lifting moderately heavy objects.

• Standing for extended periods of time.

• Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate kitchen equipment.

• Bending at the waist.

• Serving customers.

• Carrying, pushing or pulling trays and carts.



• Food service environment.

• Heat from ovens.

• Handling hot foods and objects.

• Exposure to cleaning chemicals and liquids.


For a complete listing and details of all open positions and how to apply, select the HR & Employment link on the AVC Web site at or contact the Human Resources Office at (661) 722-6311; Voice/Relay, (661) 722-6300 x. 6360, 3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, CA 93536.

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