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Front of House/Back of House Dining Attendants

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

CU Boulder now welcomes Dining Attendant applications! This position exists to complete assigned tasks that provide operational support to FOH and BOH dining service operations, practicing safe food handling techniques, following standardized operating procedures, all while offering excellent customer service in a team-driven and supported environment.

Who We Are

Housing & Dining Services exists to provide 3.3 million meals per year for the students, staff, faculty, and guests of the university. Campus Dining Services is comprised of Residential Dining Halls, Catering and Retail outlets which operate year round. Campus Dining leads the industry with superior 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

Back of House Production
  • Prep and assemble ingredients for recipes. 
  • Prepare entrees, starches, vegetables, and soups from raw state.
  • Utilize a variety of equipment and cooking technique as appropriate. 
  • Clean prep areas, equipment and dishes following proper sanitation methods.
  • Assist with setup, maintenance and breakdown of production and service areas.
 Front of House Production
  • Set up and tend to drinks, service lines, dish rooms, dining rooms and courtesy stands.
  • Stocks and replenishes service ware.
  • Follows all sustainability and recycling procedures.
  • Sanitize high contact surfaces.
  • Follow set food safety standards.
  • Follow all A9 labeling and ParTech procedures.
  • Clean seating areas, furniture, floors and fixtures.
  • Attend dish room.
  • Serve 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.  
  • Provides excellent customer service.
  • Empowered to make decisions in areas within their span of control.
  • Train new staff members, both full time and student employees.
  • Follow CDS uniform guidelines and personnel hygiene standards. 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

What You Should Know

Both Back of House and Front of House positions are available. 

What We Can Offer

The anticipated starting salary for this position is $26,232.

This full-time university staff position offers excellent benefits:
  • 15 paid sick days, 22 paid vacation days and 10 holidays a year.
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • EcoPass for free RTD rides
  • An unparalleled retirement plan
Frequently promote from within! 


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

  • Two years of dining services experience appropriate to the work assignment. No education required. 
  • ServSafe certified and or certificate appropriate for the position level or the ability to obtain ServSafe certification or certificate appropriate to position level within 6 months of hire.  
    • Must possess appropriate ServSafe certification or certificate appropriate to position level for the duration of employment with CDS. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by April 29, 2019, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted 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 Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer