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Temporary Campus Dining Head Line Cook

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Boulder, Colorado

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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

This is a hands-on working culinary position that provides oversight and leadership in assigned dining operating to the Back of House Dining Attendants and culinary employees. 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 exceptional customer service in a team-driven and supported environment. This position is responsible for facilitating break schedules based upon organizational needs and staff schedules, all while offering excellent customer service in a team-driven and supported environment.

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 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 dedicated 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

  • Assign and delegate standardized recipes 
  • Manage the quality of the production of recipes 
  • Maintain the highest level of safety standards 
  • Train and support new staff 
  • Coordinate the scheduling of break schedules

What We Can Offer

  • The pay rate is $17.00 per hour. 


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave. 

Be Statements

Be Flexible. Be Pioneering. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • 3 years of experience in a food-related industry, or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work in a team driven environment.
  • Attention to detail. 
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • 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. 
  • One year culinary experience in high volume, university, or institutional food service operations. 
  • Supervisory experience preferred

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 July 31, 2021 for consideration.

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

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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