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Job Title: Cook - Food Service Worker III
Location: Stanford, CA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/17/2024
Expire Date: 06/16/2024
Job Categories: Hospitality/Tourism, Restaurant and Food Service
Job Description
Cook - Food Service Worker III
This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

Mid Day Availability Needed - Anticipated Shift
The anticipated shift is based on the operational needs and can change at any time with notice.
During Summer months schedules and locations may vary.

• Sunday - Thursday 10:00AM to 6:30PM
• Sunday - Thursday 11:30AM-8:00PM
• Wednesday – Sunday 11:00AM to 7:30PM
• Thursday - Monday 11:30AM to 8:00PM
• Friday - Tuesday 11:30AM to 8:00PM
• Saturday & Sunday 11:30AM to 8:00PM; Monday - Wednesday 12:00PM to 8:30PM
• Saturday & Sunday 12:00PM to 8:30 PM; Monday - Wednesday 1:00PM to 9:30PM

ABOUT STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND RESIDENTIAL & DINING ENTERPRISES:
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing high-quality services to students and other members of the university community. The department has an annual operating budget of over $350M, operates 24/7/365, and oversees a $3B asset portfolio comprising a 7 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus. In the autumn quarter of the 2021-22 academic year, R&DE will return to providing housing for over 13,000 students and dependents, serving meals at 17 dining halls, 12 retail locations, and operating athletic concessions and conference operations. Additionally, R&DE comprises 900 FTE staff in the following divisions: Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, Maintenance Operations and Capital Projects, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Strategic Communications.
“Students (Customers) First” is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE, “Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision.”

ABOUT STANFORD DINING, HOSPITALITY & AUXILIARIES (SDHA):
R&DE Stanford Dining, Hospitality & Auxiliaries (SDHA), a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises, is a best-in-class dining and hospitality program serving over 25,000 meals a day by over 900+ staff in over 100+ locations, including 9 dining halls, 31 self-op row house dining, 7 co-op dining, 4 suite dining, 4 branded concepts, athletic dining, a kosher kitchen, late night dining at Lakeside, 8 cafes, 12 vendor partner programs, 1 commissary production kitchen, a pub, 3 markets, a sweet shop, 7 catering operations, Schwab Executive Dining, 5 athletic concession venues, and 2 teaching kitchens, SDHA also oversees the Stanford Food Institute, the Stanford Flavor Lab, the campus BeWell community gardens, the Stanford Food Pantry, and a staff training and development center.

Fully On-Site: This role is designated as essential and requires incumbents to report to work onsite. Telecommuting is not available for this role.

JOB PURPOSE
Employees in this classification carry out a variety of food preparation and/or catering tasks including cold and hot food preparation, providing excellent customer service Work is performed under the general direction of a higher-level worker and/or supervisor. Food preparation requires a range of cooking skills. Food is prepared working from standardized recipes and daily production sheets and decisions are made regarding the quality of produce, portioning of ingredients, judging the timing, temperature, seasoning and attractiveness of the final product. May substitute menu selections within standards set by the department management. Employees at this level follow specific culinary standards, which may include the portioning or seasoning of menu items or combining of ingredients.

CORE DUTIES
● Prepare hot and cold food according to recipes and directions given on the food production sheet and/or lead cook.
● May create baked goods and desserts from recipes or from scratch.
● Assist in determining amounts to be prepared including starting amounts and batch sizes.
● Test food items for proper texture, temperature, doneness, and flavor. Report issues to higher-level workers or supervisors. Conduct food tastings for management and/or clients.
● Check food supplies needed to ensure availability. Order supplies from the storeroom when needed. Informs higher-level worker or supervisor if food is unavailable.
● Ensures food for the following day is labeled higher-level worker or supervisor if food is beyond holding time or below acceptable standards.
● Selects, stores and records leftovers.
● Assembles and cleans equipment.
● Responsible for maintaining cleanliness and organization of assigned work areas.
● Completes production records.
● Assist customers with specific dietary restrictions.
● Adheres to food and safety handling policies and procedures and health standards.
● Adheres to applicable uniform guidelines and personal hygiene standards.
● May perform any of the duties described in the lower Food Services Worker specification or other duties as assigned.
● Adhere to safety rules.

Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications & Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Education & Experience:
Two years’ experience in kitchen preparation and cooking or a combination of equivalent education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
● Must have the ability to understand and communicate in English with adequate proficiency to follow directions from the supervisor, read and understand safety guidelines and direction to prevent accidents or injuries from occurring, and communicate effectively with customers (staff, visitors, students) by listening and speaking clearly to them.
● Ability to utilize a computerized ordering system including entering and reading orders.
● Ability to obtain and maintain California Food Handler Training Certificate.

Certifications and Licenses:
● If handling food, California Food Handler Training Certificate within 90 days of hire.
● If performing drop-off or delivery services, valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's license.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
● Frequently walking, bending, kneeling, hand, and finger dexterity (light/fine grasping, grasp forcefully), and reaching/working above shoulders.
● Constant standing
● Occasional sitting, squatting and climbing.
● Lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling up to 15 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally, and over 50 pounds rarely

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

WORKING CONDITIONS
● Work schedules can fluctuate in accordance with bargaining unit contracts. May work late nights, weekends, and holidays.
● Wet floors
● Ability to work in hot temperatures.
● Exposure to hot and cold water
● Ability to work around hot equipment or cold refrigeration.
● Constant noise

WORK STANDARDS
● When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
● Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
● Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
● Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/ and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement at https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-policiespolicies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining

The expected pay for this position is $25.07 (Step 1) per hour.
Placement in the pay range is subject to the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs. Internal candidate rates will be applied based on the CBA language for promotion and transfer.

Why Stanford is for You:
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enriches the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
● Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or course auditing. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
● A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
● A healthier you. Climb our rock wall or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
● Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
● Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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