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Food Service Worker

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Posting Details

Requisition Information

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Classification Information

Classification Title Food Service Worker, Sewanee Dining
Division Treasurer
Department Business Services - Sewanee Dining
FLSA Status Non-Exempt Hourly
Career/Pay Band NE3
Work Schedule 10 month
If Other, specify months
Full Time vs Part Time Part Time
Appointment Regular
If Term, specify number of years
Primary Function

Responsible for the preparation and service of the food, provide proper production, storage of cut and prepared fruit and vegetables, salads, and sandwiches. Maintain the cleaning, sanitation, supply, and general upkeep to many areas of the dining operation. Assignment will be unit specific for retail location, catering, and board operations.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

Assists the Management staff with all aspects of the dining and catering program.

Ensure proper timing, quality and consistency of all dinning and catering events including but not limited to: moving tables, chairs, and assisting wth table settings.

Ensure that dining and catering equipment is maintained and properly operated including but not limited to: knives, robot coupe, buffalo choppers, slicers, dicers, etc.

Ensure food safety and sanitation (Servsafe) standards are followed and maintained.

Supports management team in reducing food waste and supply waste.

Prepare vegetables, fruits, salads, and foods for cooking.

Prepare individual portions of salads, sandwiches, fruit cups, and other similiar items.

Prepare the cold item production for the salad bar, vegan, pizza, homeline, grill, and wok station, deli line, ad catering operations.

Maintain temperature logs and take tempertures of food regularly and record data as instructed by management.

Set-up dish machine, fill dish machine tanks, check chemical levels in preparation for washing dishes.

Load dishes, glasses, and flatware into dishwashing machine.

Transport clean dishes, glasses, and flatware to shelves/stations for use.

Set up garbage cans to receive trash and compost bins for compostable materials. When trash cans are full, bring trash to the compactor.

Sweep and mop dish room, dining room, and serving area floors.

Wash doors, walls, and window as directed.

Wash pots and pans in the three compartment sink. Set up three compartment sink in accordance with manufactures recommendations, Servsafe, and TN Health Dept. standards.

Clean and maintain dining room tables and floors.

In the dining area, keep the condiment areas and beverage stations cleaned and replenished.

Other duties as assigned.

Judgment Required Prescribed, established procedures are primarily used to perform the essential functions of this position.
Budgetary Responsibility None
Machines & Equipment Used

Equipment in an institutional kitchen; combi ovens, chargrill, fryer, kettles, food processors, griddle, hot hold, cold hold, induction cookers, steam table lines, propane grill, dish machine, tray return conveyor system, beverage machines, floor cleaning machine, various knives, cutting boards, slicers, and dicers.

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


some high school course work; High School Diploma or GED preferred.


Entry level position- previous food service experience is preferred.

Job Related Skills

Time management skills, ability to work and stand for long period of time, bend at the knees, make repetitive hand movements. Lift objects up to 25 lbs and more with assistance.


Servsafe food handler certification must be obtained within six months of hire date.

Personal Interaction/Communications

Student Contact

Regular interaction with student diners and other members of the campus community, including guests and alumni


Limited interaction


Limited interaction

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision Received This position works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with supervisor.
Positions Directly Supervised


Positions Indirectly Supervised

General Food Service workers and servers

Confidential Information

Confidential Information

Related personnel information

Work Environment

Working Environment

High volume kitchen, remote catering event sites, catering sites can be outdoor/indoor events in all types of weather, heavy equipment, cold storage, hot storage, sometimes slippery floors, loading docks and truck beads, high volume fast pasted work environment

University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement

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Documents Needed to Apply

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Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter