• The Regents of the University of Colorado
  • $27,560.00 -37,330.00/year*
  • Boulder , CO
  • Hospitality - Food Services
  • Full-Time
  • 670 Logan Mill Rd

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Events Planning & Catering within Housing & Dining Services at CU Boulder welcomes applications for a Head Line Cook! This Head Line Cook is a hands-on working culinary position that provides oversight and leadership in assigned dining operating to the BOH Dining Attendants. This position, under the general supervision of the Sous Chef and Executive Chef, exists to prepare, assign and delegate standardized recipe preparation, ensuring quality, A9 and food safety standards are followed in their specific assigned production area, all while offering exceptional customer service in a team-driven and supported environment. This position is responsible for facilitating break schedules for the aforementioned areas based upon organizational needs and staff schedules, all while offering excellent customer service in a team-driven and supported environment.

Who We Are

CU Events Planning & Catering specializes in exceptional service, innovative and distinctive menus and memorable events. Our experienced culinary team, event planners and day-of operations staff are here to create a truly memorable experience for you and your guests.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Kitchen Prep and Operation
  • Prep, assemble and delegate food preparation tasks.
  • Delegate and assist with the setup and breakdown of production and service areas.
  • Understand and utilize a variety of equipment and service standards as appropriate.
  • Follow and enforce the set food safety protocol in all areas of oversight.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and quality of all BOH service areas.
  • Customer Service
  • Provide excellent customer service and assistant with customer needs and inquiries.
  • Lead by example both in general work ethic and positive and productive demeanor.
  • Display and demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • Quality Assurance
  • Follow all ParTEch and A9 labeling procedures, request labels, and recognize allergen errors.
  • Fully comprehend allergen labeling protocol, including avoidance of cross-contact and report concerns to Sous Chef and Kitchen Manager.
  • Serve of the food safety response team and responds to all food safety emergencies as appropriate to the work assignment. If a work cell phone is provided, a response call must be within an hour of the original call and/or message.
  • Personnel
  • Train new staff members, both full time and student employees.
  • Empower others to make decisions in areas within their span of control.
  • Make scheduling recommendations and alert management of holes in the personnel roster as necessary.
  • Hold other accountable, following the progressive discipline process.
  • Discuss staff issues with Shift Supervisors and Lead Service Manager.
  • What You Should Know

    This position is located in Events Planning & Catering within Housing and Dining Services. The work schedule will be flexible dependent on business need.

    What We Can Offer

    The anticipated starting salary for this position is $29,760.00.

    This full-time university staff position offers excellent benefits:

  • 15 paid sick days, 22 paid vacation days and 10 holidays a year.
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance.
  • Tuition reimbursement.
  • EcoPass for free RTD rides.
  • An unparalleled retirement plan.
  • Frequently promote from within!


    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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    What We Require

  • Three years of BOH food service experience.
  • ServSafe certified and or certificate appropriate for the position level or the ability to obtain ServSafe certification or certificate appropriate to position level within 6 months of hire.
  • What We Would Like You To Have

  • Prior Catering experience.
  • Special Instructions

    To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • A current resume.
  • A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  • You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

    Please apply by June 24, 2019, for consideration.

    Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

    Essential Services

    This position is designated essential services. The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures.
    Associated topics: cocinera de la preparacion, commercial kitchen, complimentary, cook, dinner, kitchen prep, roasting, salad, sandwich, wok cook

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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