Food Service Worker, Minneapolis - Self Operated, University Dining

Posted Date 1 week ago(7/14/2021 7:30 PM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
800087, 490026
Dining Services - Auxiliary Services
FLSA Status
Employment Type
Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for one of two Food Service Worker II - Food Prep/Service openings within the University's Self Operated Dining Services Department. These positions are located on our Minneapolis campus within Cornerstone Kitchen.


These positions are full-time, 1.0 FTE and work 12 months out of the year and work on our Minneapolis Campus.


The University of St. Thomas Dining Services is a dynamic self-operated dining operation that provides meals for students, faculty, staff and visitors daily. The mission of Dining Services is to provide excellent dining experiences, enriching and nourishing the University of St. Thomas community. We provide a wide range of amenities that match the diverse needs of our campus community. Our department encompasses resident dining, catering services, and convenience locations.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits



The Food Service Worker II assists with all aspects of food preparation as part of the culinary team.  They assist with gathering food items, reading recipes and preparing food for service, as well as other necessary tasks.  This position also participates in transportation of food items between campuses, as well as trained to cover the cashier/greeter stations.



1.  Provide assistance where needed in back-of-house or front-of-house operations

a.  Clean and prepare fresh food according to recipe specifications

b.  Pan up raw ingredients for later use in an organized and appealing manner

c.  Gather, weigh, measure and assemble all ingredients for use in standardized recipes

d.  Assemble catering trays, box lunches, etc. using standardized recipes

e.  Assist in dish room

f.  Assist with inventory and stocking


2.  Transportation of food items between campuses

a.  Must have valid driver’s license and authorization to drive university vehicle


3.  Document all usage serving line worksheet or production worksheet

a.  After preparing food, document how much was prepared

b.  After service, document how much is leftover

c.  Use proper unit of measure when documenting quantities, i.e. pans, servings, pounds


4.  Present food in an attractive manner

a.  Items should be appropriately sauced and/or garnished

b.  Food should be arranged in serving pan in an organized and appealing way

c.  Serve hot food hot and cold food cold


5.  Follow ServSafe food handling guidelines

a.  Wash hands consistently throughout shift

b.  Change gloves when appropriate, i.e. after touching anything other than what you’re immediately working with

c.  Take and record product temperatures to ensure that food remains in safe zone throughout holding and service

d.  Follow HACCP plan


6.  Maintain a clean work station

a.  Keep counters clear and clean

b.  Keep glass/windows clean and free of grease

c.  Have proper signage in place, i.e. accurate signs for what is being served



Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with food preparation, preferrably in an institutional setting
  • Must be ServSafe certified or able to acquire certification with the state of Minnesota within six months of employment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two years of  work experience with high volume food preparation and cooking
  • Additional food preparation or cooking experience

This position works a flexible schedule based on business needs, including nights and weekends. This position is designated Emergency Essential. Emergency Essential employees may be expected to remain at work if campus closes during their regular work schedule or to report to work if the campus-closing announcement is made before their regular work schedule begins.



All interested candidates must apply online at Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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