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Head Line Cook

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 23, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Auxiliary Services, Food Services Management, Student Affairs, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder and Campus Dining Services is seeking applications for a full time Head Line Cook, which offers amazing benefits! This position is eligible for the following benefits: EcoPass; 22 vacation days; access to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement; a 10% employer contribution retirement plan, and more! The expected compensation is $17 per hour ($35,360).

If you're interested in a hands-on working culinary position that provides oversight and leadership in our dining operations, then this might be the right opportunity for you!

NOTE: If selected for an interview, we will request three professional references. Please gather the contact information (phone and email) for three references in preparation for this part of our process.

This position, under the general supervision of the Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager, exists to prepare, assign and delegate standardized recipe preparation, ensuring quality, A9 and food safety standards are followed in their specific assigned production area, all while offering outstanding customer service in a team-driven and supported environment. This position is responsible for facilitating break schedules for the aforementioned areas based upon organizational needs and staff schedules.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Campus Dining Services (CDS) exists to provide 3.3 million meals per year for the students, staff, faculty, and guests of the university. We are comprised of Residential Dining Halls, Catering and Retail outlets which operate year-round. Campus Dining leads the industry with outstanding quality food and exceptional dining experiences. We continue to expand our sustainability initiatives and reduce our carbon footprint in our daily operations, including efforts in resource recovery, conservation, and food sourcing. We are committed to providing options and information to all of our guests with dietary restrictions and allergens, including vegan, vegetarian, kosher and Halal choices, supported by a strong allergen awareness program called A9 ® Identified.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Kitchen Prep & Operation
  • Prep, assemble and delegate food preparation tasks.
  • Delegate and assist with the setup and breakdown of production and service areas.
  • Understand and utilize a variety of equipment and service standards as appropriate.
  • Follow and enforce set food safety protocol in all areas of oversight.
  • Ensure cleanliness and quality of BOH service areas.
  • Successfully pass ServSafe.

Customer Service
  • Provide excellent customer service and assist with customer needs and inquiries.
  • Lead by example both in general work ethic and positive and productive demeanor.
  • Display and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Quality Assurance
  • Follow all ParTech and A9 labeling procedures, request labels, and recognize allergen errors.
  • Fully comprehend allergen labeling protocol, including avoidance of cross contact, and report concerns to Shift Supervisor or Service Manager.
  • Serves on the food safety response team and responds to all food safety emergencies as appropriate to the work assignment. If a work cell phone is provided, a response call must be within an hour of the original call and/or message.

  • Train new staff members, both full time and student employees.
  • Empower others to make decisions in areas within their span of control.
  • Make scheduling recommendations and alert management of holes in the personnel roster as necessary.
  • Hold others accountable, following progressive discipline process.
  • Discuss staff issues with Shift Supervisor and Lead Service Manager.
What You Should Know
  • This position is eligible for our Student Affairs Employee Referral Program .
  • This full-time position is eligible for the following benefits:
    • EcoPass for free RTD rides.
    • Paid days off: 22 vacation days, 15 sick leave days, and 10 holidays.
    • Access to Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance.
    • Tuition reimbursement.
    • An unparalleled retirement plan.
    • Opportunity for career growth.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
    • New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer
  • The pay rate for this position is $17.00 per hour.

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require
  • Three years of food service experience.
    • Education may substitute for experience.
  • Servsafe certified and or certificate appropriate for the position level or the ability to obtain appropriate certification within 6 months of hire, and maintain for duration of employment with CDS.
What You Will Need
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail with a shown ability to effectively work in an environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Outstanding professionalism, communication and maturity in all interactions.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive independently as well as on a team.
  • Sensitivity to, and appreciation of, cultural, political and geographical differences while working with students, faculty, and staff from around the world.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • One year culinary experience in a fast-paced university or institutional food service operation.
  • Supervisory experience.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by October 30, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

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