IMU Kitchen Manager

Location: Iowa Memorial Union
Rate of pay: 13.06
Hiring status: Currently hiring
Open to non-UI students: No

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Responsible for coordinating all aspects of standard Catering and Hancher events with direct supervision of employees. Make independent decisions and exercise good judgment in absence of a full-time supervisor.


• Supervise and coordinate activities of catering kitchen staff including timely set-up, service, and clean-up of catering events
• Delegate tasks to assure that all work assignments are covered.
• Relay all information regarding tardiness, absences, and exemplary behavior to catering kitchen supervisors
• Responsible for checking out keys to open food areas and equipment, return keys at close of shift after securing area
• Monitor food temps and quality of food product throughout events.
• Responsible for securing food product at end of event for storage and/or transport back to IMU
• Direct and participate in cleaning and sanitation of work area ensuring work area and equipment are clean and orderly at the close of shift
• Direct and participate in proper labeling and storage of food items following service period
• Handle requests and inquiries from customers and guests in a positive manner
• Train, direct and inspect the work of student staff
• Provide leadership and serve as a professional role model
• Record information needed for production, billing, or inventory control
• Act as main University Catering liaison to work directly with on-site event manager
• Make decisions in emergency situations
• Perform related duties as assigned


• Minimum of one semester as a Lead with University Catering or equivalent experience of 3-6 months in food service.
• Enrolled as UI student during academic year.
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills and be positive and respectful in working with a diverse population.
• Demonstrated commitment to GREAT customer service.
• Thorough knowledge of sanitation and safety policies and procedures.
• Must be able to work evenings and weekends and be flexible in scheduling from week to week.
• Previous supervisory experience is required.
• Must be able to move up to 50 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.

Training requirements

• Safety Training for Dining Students
• Driver's License Check Upon Hire

What you will learn:

You can expect to learn skills such as time management, conflict resolution, balancing priorities, attention to detail, interpersonal communication, customer service experience, and working with people from diverse backgrounds and working as part of a team. Although your job in the Division of Student Life may not be directly related to your future profession, the skills you learn here will help you in your chosen career path and give you valuable work experience to strengthen your resume.

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