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Catering Cook

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
USD $19.47/Hr. - USD $25.66/Hr.

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Catering Cook

University of California Los Angeles

Budgeted Pay Scale: 25.66
Full Salary Range: USD $19.47/Hr. - USD $25.66/Hr.

Department Summary
UCLA Catering provides catering services at the Luskin Conference Center, Housing & Hospitality meeting and event spaces, and locations around the greater UCLA campus. The department produces over 15,000 events a year. Available services range in size and scope from the UCLA Coffee Service to large-scale, VIP gala events.

Position Summary
The Catering Cook is responsible for providing team leadership and support in the production and service of multiple food products from a specified menu to clients. The incumbent assigns, leads, and monitors the work of others to ensure quality products and service is delivered to the client. The Catering Cook designs and sets up cooking and buffet stations at catered events according to Banquet Event Orders and client requests. The incumbent adheres to all food handling and sanitation guidelines. The Catering Cook follows established timelines for food production as required by the start time of catered events and the overall production schedule. They interact with team members and clients in a high-volume catering environment.

Salary & Compensation
*UCLA provides a full pay range. Actual salary offers consider factors, including budget, prior experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business considerations. Salary offers at the top of the range are not common. Visit UC Benefit package to discover benefits that start on day one, and UC Total Compensation Estimator to calculate the total compensation value with benefits.

  • 3+ years Food preparation and general maintenance of a kitchen (Required) Or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience (Required)
  • 1+ year Experience in a catering kitchen (Preferred)
  • Ability to read, understand, and speak English sufficient to determine and carry out job duties (Required)
  • Ability to engage with diverse populations in a respectful and culturally responsive manner (Required)
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team (Required)
  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic calculations necessary to understand recipes, measurements, and portion sizes (Required)
  • Knowledge of the rules and procedures of sanitation and safety as they apply to production, storage, and service within a food establishment (Required)
  • Knowledge of inventory control principles and methods (Required)
  • Ability to comply with safety standards and procedures for both personal and public safety (Required)
  • Ability to produce and present food in high-volume catering environments and work effectively under conditions of a fluctuating workload and schedule (Required)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills skills to review daily orders and plan daily work schedules (Required)
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance (Required)
  • Ability to operate independently and exercise good judgment to ensure customer satisfaction (Required)
  • Strong culinary techniques and practices and understanding of culinary terminology (Required)

  • Special Conditions for Employment
  • Background Check: Continued employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background investigation.
  • Live Scan Background Check: A Live Scan background check must be completed prior to the start of employment.
  • Age Requirement: Candidate(s) must be 18 years or older to be eligible to be hired.
  • Pre-Placement Physical: Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory physical examination.
  • Driving Record: The position is subject to the California DMV "Pull Notice System" and continued employment is contingent upon proof of a satisfactory driving record.
  • Available to work varying schedules, including nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime based on business needs (Required)

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    UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

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