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FOOD SVC WORKER SR (005651) 21294
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 24, 2021
Title FOOD SVC WORKER SR (005651) 21294
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Dining Services

FOOD SVC WORKER SR (005651) 21294

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Founded in 1930 through a gift from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., International House is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, self-supporting residential and community-oriented facility located in the southeast foothills of the Berkeley Campus. The historic complex is adjacent to the California Memorial Stadium along Piedmont Avenue. The building has six floors of 470 single and double residential rooms, including a conference center featuring the Chevron Auditorium with a capacity of 350, several other smaller meeting rooms, plus a library, and a dining commons with a capacity of 325. Since its founding, it has housed more than 95,000 residents including two Governors of California and eight Nobel Prize laureates. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect and understanding among people throughout the world across cultural, economic, and ethnic lines.

Each year I-House provides some 1,100 students and scholars from 75+ nationalities (including the USA) with an opportunity to live and learn together over the course of a typical 12-month cycle. With a renewed emphasis on the acquisition of intercultural leadership skills, I-House strives to augment and expand the impact of the residential life experience by encouraging lifetime personal and professional connections that transform lives and offer skills that enrich and enhance career opportunities. I-House's rich array of programs serves the residents, the campus and local community.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 4, 2021


Organizes work schedule to complete assigned tasks in allotted time period. Uses equipment properly once trained. Must maintain cleanliness of assigned work area. Completes following tasks within different positions and areas of a Food Service operation:

Station Service/ Dining Room Supplier/Restocker
  • Serves designated meals using portion control techniques as instructed by supervisor and chef/cook and follows basic principles of safety and sanitation of food service
  • Properly plates and serves food at stations, on serving line and as otherwise presented, using Servesafe guidelines.
  • Knowledgeable about food being served as to allergens, and key identifiers as required by customers (vegan, vegetarian, pork, alcohol, nuts, spices, gluten, etc)
  • Serves food to customers in a pleasant, courteous and efficient manner, responding to customer needs quickly and thoughtfully.
  • Maintains high level cleanliness of designated work area and assigned equipment at all times.
  • Restock/replenish Condiments, ingredients, dishes, cutlery, prepared food, and serving utensils and other items as needed to optimize service at the various stations in the Dining Hall.
  • Replenishes supplies as needed in serving area to include, but not limited to meal ingredients used by the chef, dishes and cutlery needed for service, cleaning supplies for maintaining presentation, and any items needed to optimize the customer experience:
  • Cereals, Yogurts, Breads, Milks, Sugars, Creamers, Jams, Butters, Juices, Fruits, Spices, Condiments, Beverages, Desserts and decorations,
  • Assists in set-up of designated food service areas in coordination with chefs/cooks and supervisors.
  • Distributes prepared foods on time for specified meals to designated serving areas.
  • Replenishes supplies as needed in serving areas
  • Restocks/replenishes dining room areas: dishes, silverware, napkins, salt & pepper, food self-serve areas (beverages, salad, bread, desserts, soft serve, etc.)
  • Returns to kitchen area all prepared foods from designated serving areas at completion of meal hour.
  • Labels leftovers and stores properly
  • Maintains high level of cleanliness of designated work areas, and assigned equipment at all time

  • Maintains cleanliness at relevant areas including Steam tables, Refrigerated Serve Lines, Refrigerators, Bread Table, Condiment table, Cookie station, Milk Machines, Coffee and Tea Station, Dessert and Ice Cream/Soft Serve stations Napkin dispensers and microwave ovens used by residents, as well as Soda/Juice/Water dispenser area and related cabinetry or storage spaces. All adjacent wall areas should be washed and maintained.
  • Dining Room cleaning to include, but not limited to: Tables, Chairs, Pillars, Walls, Window Ledges, Lower Windows, floors, Dish Room Window area Patio Cleaning to include, but not limited to; tables, chairs, grounds, empty trash cans, clean up after BBQ's and Special Events
  • Is responsible for ensuring the temperature for all foods are meeting the food safety requirements and are being recorded in temperature logs. Checks temperatures for all walk-in refrigerators, reach-in coolers and hot /cold tables.

Serve Safe Certification must be kept updated to ensure proper food handling guidelines are adhered to.

  • Breaks down used dining trays: sorts garbage, appropriately loads dishwashing crates with dishes, glasses or silverware and then runs crates through dish machine.
  • Pre-rinses, soaks, and washes (using dish machine) soiled dishes, flatware, glassware, trays, Pots, Pans, Bus tubs, and utensils using correct procedures of safety and sanitation.
  • Unloads, sorts, stacks, and places clean dishes, flatware, glassware, trays, and utensils into proper transporting equipment or service location.
  • Operates, maintains and cleans following equipment: dish machine, garbage disposals, mops, brooms, cleaning buckets and more.
  • Cleans dishroom at end of meal period, sweeps and mops, cleans inside and outside of dish machine, breaking down all interior components of dish machine as appropriate for proper cleaning.
  • As needed, brings out clean dishes, glasses and silverware to dining room stations to replenish stock.

Dishroom Transportation
  • During and following meal periods, distributes trays, dishes, glassware, flatware and utensils to designated serving areas. Returns empty carts, lowerators and other related items to dish room, notifying supervisors if any equipment requires maintenance or repair...
  • During slack times, assists in performing dishwasher duties which include, but not limited to; additional cleaning, organization of dish room chemicals, wall washing and sinks scrubbing.

Kitchen Helper
  • Assists in producing dessert set-ups for designated meals when needed.
  • Assists in plating or traying of desserts, prepares Jello and Puddings, meat and cheese trays.
  • Assists in meal set-up of hot and cold food items for designated meals.
  • Assists in Salad Bar set-up and prep when needed.
  • Assists with kitchen duties including equipment cleaning and production prep.

Required Qualifications
  • Work closely with staff to effectively achieve the goals and objectives of the University and International House Skills to communicate in English, both orally and in written form to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and interact effectively with co-workers, supervisors and guests.

Salary & Benefits
  • Work Shifs Available:
  • (1 Shift) Wed-Sat 1:00pm - 9:30pm, Sun 11:00am - 7:30pm (Mon & Tues Off)
  • (1 Shift) Tues - Sat 1:00pm - 9:30pm (Sun & Mon Off)
  • (1 Shift) Thurs 11:00am - 7:30pm, Fri 6:00am - 2:30pm, Sat 7:00am - 3:30pm, Sun 1:00pm - 9:30pm (Tues & Wed Off)
  • (1 Shift) Sun - Wed 1:00pm - 9:30pm, Sat 7:00am - 2:30pm (Thurs & Fri Off)

Salary: $18.78 Hourly (Step 2)

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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