Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$18.35 - $19.20 per hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
Variable %
SX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable, M-F, weekends

#TP111146 Food Service Workers

Extended Deadline: Mon 2/28/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

Position available through UC San Diego Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UC San Diego experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


UC San Diego Temporary Employment Services (TES) is recruiting for temporary dining and food services roles.

Titles include but are not limited to: Food Service Workers, Lead Food Service Workers, Line cooks, Banquet Servers, and Banquet Captains. Working through UC San Diego’s Temporary Employment Services is a great way to obtain permanent employment at the University!

Assignments typically last 3 - 6 months. Compensation: $18.35 - $19.20 per hour plus vacation, sick, and holiday pay. Full time, part time, and varied schedules available.


  • Proven food service experience in a quality food or hospitality service operation, or institutional food service role; an equivalent combination of education in a restaurant, catering, or retail operation.

  • Well-versed in hospitality, attention to detail, and quality control.

  • Demonstrated skill to interact and communicate positively with other staff and customers.

  • Ability to handle stressful situations, multiple deadlines, and difficult multi-tasking environments in a calm professional manner.

  • Ability to set and deliver quality meal service as ordered, on time, hot and in accordance with hospital and food safety standards.

  • Strong mathematical, cash handling, and accounting skills to operate a cash register, accurately complete forms, and service records.

  • Must be reliable and punctual.

Applicable to Lead Food Service roles:

  • Knowledge and skill in teaching and delegating tasks to subordinates, and effectively monitoring and evaluating their performance.

  • Leads staff and delegates to them any or all of the following: food preparation, off-site catering, special events, customer service, deliveries sanitation, cleanliness and safety.

Applicable to Cook roles:

  • Demonstrated skills in and knowledge of institutional food production.

  • Proven knowledge of and experience working with standardized recipes and production sheets.

  • Solid mathematical abilities to interpret and record production data, to use proper weights and measures in recipes as well as to provide statistical data, to store data and to reconcile invoices.

  • Skills in and knowledge of related food service functions such as safety and sanitation, production methods, and equipment maintenance.

Applicable to Banquet Captain roles:

  • Independently sets-up cold and hot food service buffets for catering events to include elaborate banquet displays, theme props and decorations.

  • Prepares list of equipment for events; pulls equipment, polishes and stages equipment prior to event.

  • Sets up off site catering events to include building workstations and kitchen preparation areas.

  • Provides formal banquet and table service according to the standards of the American Banquet Association etiquette.

  • Duties include correct service of food, break-down of trays and service of wine and champagne.


  • Experience as a shift lead or supervising within the food industry.
  • Possess basic computer skills; knowledge of accessing online resources and training.
  • Degree in Nutrition or related field.
  • Training in food and/or hospitality services.


  • A background check and reference checks are required.
  • CA drivers license and DMV check will be required for some positions.

  • Flexible availability for early morning, afternoon, and evening shifts (may be scheduled on weekends and/or holidays).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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