EWU Chef

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EWU Chef

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington, with programs offered throughout the state and online with an enrollment of over 12,000 students. Eastern is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington reporting to its own Board of Trustees.

Eastern’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 11,000 residents 16 miles southwest of the state’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the Brand new Catalyst building and on the Riverpoint Campus which is shared with Washington State University. Eastern also offers program throughout the state based on the needs of the community. Eastern offers an array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees and one applied doctorate in physical therapy. EWU offers 135 fields of study, 9 master’s degrees, 12 graduate certificates, 39 graduate programs, 1 educational specialist degree, and 1 applied doctorate to more than 10,000 enrolled students.

Job Summary:
  • Eastern Washington University is seeking Chefs for multiple restaurants on the Cheney campus. The chef positions are classified as Snack Bar Lead's and work in Dining Services kitchens under the general direction of a supervisor or a production chef. They often work unsupervised and participate in the production of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, catering events, concessions, and other events. EWU kitchens are fast paced and full of energy. Experience is appreciated and rewarded, but we will train the right person. Salary is $17.99 - $21.20 hourly.

  • The candidate selected for this position will be rewarded with competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package which includes highly subsidized health/dental plans, retirement plan with 100% university match, generous paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays (adjusted accordingly), tuition waiver benefit and more!

  • EWU expands opportunities for personal transformation through excellence in learning.

Required Qualifications:
  • Valid Washington Driver’s license
  • Valid Washington Food Handler’s Permit
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two years of experience in restaurant food service work, including one year of lead experience, or equivalent education/experience.
  • Candidate must demonstrate interest, ability, and/or experience promoting cultural competency, universal accessibility and/or diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Culinary Arts degree or related degree in the food service field
  • 2 years of college or university high volume food service experience.
  • 1 year of kitchen supervisory experience.

Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Able to work at a rapid pace while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and accomplish goals.
  • Time management skills
  • Must have good communication and supervisory skills.
  • Knife skills.

Job Duties:
% of Time: 35
Responsibility / Duty: Directs and participates in food service preparation and service, dish washing, sanitation, and other cleaning functions.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 20
Responsibility / Duty: Leads student employees and other food service workers in the day-to-day operation of the food service location and, as needed, in other dining locations such as another kitchen, an espresso stand, or concession stand.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 15
Responsibility / Duty: Directs and participates in the cleaning and maintenance of food service equipment and work areas; maintains compliance with all sanitation and safety regulations.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty: Maintains proper record keeping including work schedules, orders, requisitions, recipes, and production sheets.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 10
Responsibility / Duty: Receives cash payments and charge slips from customers. Account for receipts through POS systems and credit card machines, and make deposits at the beginning and end of the work shifts.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

% of Time: 5
Responsibility / Duty: Participates in the training of student employee and other food service workers.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
  • 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 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

  • All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR and proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.

  • Upon hire employees must comply with franchise requirements regarding clothing and appearance, if applicable.

  • This position is covered by the Washington Federation of State Employees’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary Information: $33,492 – $43,272

Posting Date: 11/05/2021
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: Immediately

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

To apply, visit https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu/postings/8025

EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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Eastern Washington University is a student-centered, regionally based, comprehensive university. Its campus is located in Cheney, within the Spokane metropolitan area, with additional learning centers in the region and elsewhere in Washington State. Its mission is to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient, and highly productive citizens to attain meaningful careers, to enjoy enriched lives, and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.

Eastern Washington University will achieve its mission by providing:

  • an excellent student-centered learning environment;
  • professionally accomplished faculty who are strongly committed to student learning;
  • high-quality integrated, interdependent programs that build upon the region's assets and offer a broad range of choices as appropriate to the needs of the university's students and the region; and
  • exceptional student support services, resources, and facilities.

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