Food Service Worker Lead

Cheney, WA
Aug 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title Prep Chef [Food Service Worker Lead]

Job Summary

Eastern Washington University is currently seeking a team-orientated, skilled individual as a Prep Chef. This is a 10-month per year cyclic position with a strong possibility of picking up shifts during cyclic time off. The Prep Chef works under direction to produce meals, prep food, monitor service lines and maintain kitchen sanitation. This position is capable of directing the work of others and is designed to work alone, as needed, or as a member of a kitchen team.
On top of salary, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, life and disability insurance and retirement. In addition, /EWU offers generous vacation and sick leave accruals, 10 pain holidays per year and fringe benefits, such as tuition waiver for employees, discounted EWU sports tickets and free transportation through STA buses.

EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Diversity Statement

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

This position requires a valid food handler's permit and a driver's license.
This position requires the ability to work evenings and weekends. This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 18.
Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check.

This is an agency shop position.

Physical Demands

The successful candidate must be able to stand for the duration of their shift and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
If you would like to obtain a copy of the Essential Functions Analysis form, which describes the physical and mental demands of the position, please contact Vara Lyn Conrath at

Required Qualifications:
  • Food Handler's Permit
  • One year experience in high volume or institutional food preparation and serving
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience delivering excellent customer service
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree or Certificate in Culinary Arts
  • 12 months of college or university cooking experience
  • 12 months of high volume food production experience serving over 400 meals per day

Other Skills and Abilities: