UK Dining to hold Job Fairs for food service positions

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – University of Kentucky Dining is holding a Job Fair to fill more than 100 positions.

The school is looking to hire cooks, food service workers, cashiers, baristas, dishwashers, general utility workers, supervisors, catering workers and more, according to UK Dining.

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Open interviews will be held on the following dates this month:

October 16:  10am-4pm

October 17:  10am-4pm

October 25:  9am-3pm

October 26:  9am-3pm

The interviews will be held at 631 South Limestone Street in Bosworth Hall (old Lexington Theological Seminary Library building).  Use public parking.

You can apply online at www.uky.campusdish.com/careers

Description

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Prepare a daily report that verifies transactions
  • Be able to work quickly and concisely under pressure
  • Understand what is inclusive of a reimbursable meal
  • Ensure storage of food in a proper and sanitary manner
  • Organize and assist in major cleaning of refrigerators, freezers, and cooking and serving equipment at the regularly scheduled intervals
  • Ensure food items and supplies are checked in as they arrive
  • Ensure daily cleaning and sterilization of all dishes, silverware, and cooking utensils
  • Promote good public relations
  • Attend in-service meetings as scheduled by the General Manager/Lead
  • Proper utilization of leftovers as required
  • Maintain a constant sense of cost control
  • Adhere to all HACCP regulations for sanitation, food handling, and storage
  • Adhere to the uniform policy
  • Communicate with the Kitchen Manager daily to understand and properly prepare menu for the day
  • Serve food at proper portions as requested
  • Adjust thermostat controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters, steam kettles, and all other cooking and serving equipment
  • Measure and mix ingredients according to standardized recipes using blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, and other preparation equipment to prepare entrees, soups, salads, sandwiches, gravies, desserts, sauces, casseroles, and other food items
  • Bake, roast, broil, boil, and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods
  • Observe and test food being cooked by tasting, smelling, and taking temperature to assure it is cooked
  • May wash, peel, cut, and shred vegetables and fruits to prepare them for use
  • May bake bread, rolls, cakes, and pastries
  • Other related duties as assigned

MUST BE ABLE TO:

  • Skillfully use hand tools or machines needed for your work
  • Read instructions for items to be made
  • Use math to calculate change
  • Work with client(s) with tact and diplomacy
  • Perform work that is routine and organized

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Lifting twenty (20) pounds unassisted and more with assistance; frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty (20) pounds
  • Reaching, handling, seeing, standing, walking
  • Inside Job (defined as spending approximately 75% or more of the time inside)
  • Temperature changes: variations in temperature, which are sufficiently marked and abrupt to cause noticeable bodily reactions.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Foodservice Sanitation Certificate as needed
  • High School diploma/GED

Aramark is an EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

A background check is required for this position.

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