Job description

JOB NO.: 106764-US

Work Type: Staff-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Food Service, Food Production

Employment Class: University Staff-Ongoing

Position Vacancy ID: 106764

Working Title: Chef - Line Cook

Official Title: FOOD PRODUCTION ASST(84800)


FTE: 100%

Term: This is an Ongoing appointment

Advertised Salary:

$15.35 - $16.87

Job Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 2,000 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,400 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

Dining and Culinary Services has locations in six buildings throughout campus including Markets, Convenience Stores, Catering, and Coffeehouses. Dining and Culinary Services provides affordable and innovative dining options to residents, guests, and staff.

Under the general supervision of the Unit Chef, this position is responsible for assisting in the leading and monitoring of the work of university, temporary and student staff in University Housing's Dining & Culinary Services. This position will support University Housing's mission of an exceptional customer experience through the delivery of extraordinary food in all service areas. The Food Production Assistant functions in this capacity in an a la carte food operation of University Housing's Dining and Culinary Services, with meal service from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily. This position requires the leading and monitoring of preparation, production and service of a wide variety of food and beverage choice in market style dining operations with multiple service platforms. The Food Production Assistant must be comfortable with made-to-order and display cooking food preparation.

This position's daily responsibilities will include, but are not limited to preparation, production and service of a variety of hot and cold food items, using organizational tools and recipes, as well as a variety of preparation and cooking techniques.

Provide support and assist as needed in the implementation of plans and procedures in the even of an emergency.

Dining and Culinary Services is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.


English Proficiency Required - This position requires one or more of the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand verbal instructions in English

Schedule Comment:

Multiple 1st and 2nd shift vacancies available. Schedule will be determined upon hire.

Some change of shift hours may be necessary based on operational needs.

There is an additional $0.80/hour for night premium and $0.80/hour for weekend premium.


Ashley Royston
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply online, applicants must submit a resume, work history, and references within the online application system.

Please identify three professional references that will be able to speak towards your performance in your current and/or most recent positions. University Housing requires that at least two of the three references be either your current or most recent supervisors. When listing your references to contact, please include the following information:
- Name
-Title of their position and relationship to you
-Phone number
-E-mail address

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists. The starting rate for this position will be $15.35 or higher per hour, based on qualifications.

By applying for this vacancy, applicants will be considered for all current or upcoming University Housing vacancies in this title. For a full list, visit

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Probationary Period will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Advertised: Dec 17 2018 Central Standard Time

Application Close: Jan 9 2019 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 12/22/2018
Application Due: 2/20/2019
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