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Culinary Associate


University Plaza Hotel 

Primary Purpose: 

The primary purpose of the Culinary Associate is to provide guests with an excellent dining experience while preparing all orders in an efficient, timely and high-quality manner that is consistent with menu recipes.

Work Performed: 

The Culinary Associate will be tasked with the following duties, responsibilities, and assignments: 

  • Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards; 

  • Prepare and cook food items for line and banquet consumption using standardized food techniques; 

  • Expedite the line during serving periods as needed ensuring food quality and presentation; 

  • Assist in the coordination of opening and closing as well as all line prep duties; 

  • Stock all food stations and prepare all food for next shift as required; 

  • Operate, maintain and properly clean kitchen equipment; 

  • Maintain sanitary regulations of food temperatures and rotating products; 

  • Complete regular sanitization/disinfection of all kitchen and food and beverage work areas to include flooring, storerooms, prep areas, buffets, dining tables and equipment; 

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of menus, recipes, food preparation and presentation; 

  • Operate dish machine and three compartment sinks; 

  • Separate and remove trash and garbage and place it in designated containers 

  • Coordinates all receiving and storing of products; 

  • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures, including reporting accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to management; and 

  • Any and all other work as required to complete the primary purpose of the position. 


Required Prior Experience: 

Prior customer service experience 

Preferred Prior Experience: 

Prior related culinary experience 


Preferred Education: 

 High School Diploma or equivalent preferred 

Required Licenses/ Certification: 

Food Safety certificate or complete training during initial 60 days.  



Ability to lift, pull and push up to 50lbs occasionally and 15lbs regularly; Ability to bend and squat repeatedly; Ability to walk and stand for duration of scheduled shift 



Flexible to working days, early mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays 


Job Type : Full-Time, Part-time
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