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Departmental Overview At Cal Dining, we believe that breaking bread together is a unique aspect of dining on-campus with friends, faculty or staff. Our focus is on nourishing the Cal community, both for physical and social well-being, through customer-driven programs, culinary excellence and campus social responsibility.
Our service philosophy is centered around three key principles:
Flavor & Variety - We are committed to providing great tasting food for every palate. Our award winning program features a wide-variety of seasonal menus and ethnic specialties. We've partnered with top chefs and restaurateurs to bring quality offerings to our locations.
Health & Wellness - As leaders in providing healthier-for-you foods, we transitioned to natural, organic and trans-fat free food products and are 99.9% free of partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) in over 4,000 products.
Social Responsibility - We continually strive to do everything possible to minimize our environmental footprint. As a responsible neighbor, we are dedicated to supporting the Cal community, expanding our ecological efforts and encouraging our customers to do the same.
The Cal Dining team aims to be responsive by listening to our customers and responding to each and every customer comment. We demonstrate our commitment to responsibility by being the best possible stewards of our customer's financial resources. We strive to provide best-in-class service, all while upholding the values of the UC Berkeley community.
Responsibilities Receiving, Storage and Distribution:
Receive, inspect, and store all food and non-food products in specified areas in accordance with HACCP guidelines.
Dates and rotates all inventory items using the FIFO Principles (First In First Out).
Ensure food is held and loaded at safe temperatures.
Assist manager with inventory, ordering and planning supply distribution schedule using a computerized food management system.
Responsible for the organization and cleanliness of all storage spaces.
On a daily basis, records temperatures of all refrigerators, freezers, and maintains records for three months.
Oversee receipt and distribution of products.
Receive multiple deliveries daily.
Responsible for invoice accuracy, proper condition of products, and return of damaged or otherwise suspicious inventory.
Monitor loading area so that vehicles and other delivery trucks have necessary access.
Issue all food and non-food products to staff for daily operations.
Transfer supplies to other units when needed.
Upholds the security of receiving areas, coolers, freezers and storerooms.
Ensures food, product and equipment are secured properly and issues according to standard operating procedure.
Establish and maintain positive relations with our customers.
Listen, and if possible, resolve customers' needs and report them to the manager and/or supervisor.
Interact enthusiastically and pleasantly with customers and co-workers to ensure a positive interaction and outcome in every interaction.
Responsible for practicing good stewardship with university and customer resources.
Maintain a professional working relationship with all staff, vendors, and customers.
Assist other Cal Dining units in times of food/non-food product shortages.
Reprint service needs from computerized food system as required.
Submit invoices to manager for approval and signature.
Food Preparation / Health and Safety Standards:
Clean, prepare, store, and otherwise prepare food, following the basic HACCP principles of food preparation, safety, and sanitation.
Safely operate and maintain necessary equipment.
Ensure the cleanliness, safety, and sanitation of designated storage and work areas, large and small equipment and utensils used in food production.
Prepare and distribute products to food production staff and/or other units based on production sheet, storeroom requisition, or by request to meet production schedules.
Maintain the overall appearance and organization of the loading dock and receiving areas.
Works in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk.
Complies with applicable policies and regulations; using personal safety gear; observing warning signs; learning about potential hazards; and reporting unsafe conditions.
Experience in storeroom duties, such as, shipping, receiving, storage, issuing, distributing of products and record keeping.
Experience in inventory control.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions in English.
Knowledge of food safety and sanitation.
Ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs.
Previous food service experience.
Previous inventory, store-keeping experience.
Previous experience delivering items by car/truck.
Fork lift certification or successfully complete certification training.
Salary & Benefits The position is non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is step 1- $17.43.
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.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.