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University of Colorado Kitchen Assistant in Boulder, Colorado

Kitchen Assistant

Requisition Number: 44521

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type: University Staff

Schedule: Full Time

Posting Close Date: 04-Dec-2022

Date Posted: 21-Nov-2022

Job Summary

Campus Dining Services (CDS) at the University of Colorado Boulder encourages applications for a Kitchen Assistant ! This position is eligible for the following benefits: EcoPass; 22 vacation days; access to medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, tuition reimbursement; a 10% employer contribution retirement plan, and more!

If you're interested in a position that provides support to Front of House and Back of House dining service while providing excellent customer service in a team-based environment, then this might be the right opportunity for you! Continue reading below and please submit an application for consideration.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Campus Dining Services (CDS) exists to provide 3.3 million meals per year for the students, staff, faculty, and guests of the university. We are comprised of Residential Dining Halls, Catering and Retail outlets which operate year-round. Campus Dining leads the industry with outstanding quality food and exceptional dining experiences. We continue to expand our sustainability initiatives and reduce our carbon footprint in our daily operations, including efforts in resource recovery, conservation, and food sourcing. We are dedicated to providing options and information to all of our guests with dietary restrictions and allergens, including vegan, vegetarian, kosher and Halal choices, supported by a strong allergen awareness program called A9 Identified.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Production & Service Back of House Production

  • Preps and assembles ingredients for recipes. Prepares entrees, starches, vegetables, and soups from raw state. Uses a variety of equipment and cooking technique as appropriate.

  • Cleans prep areas, equipment and dishes following accurate sanitation methods. Sanitize high contact surfaces.

  • Assists with setup, maintenance and breakdown of production and service areas. Front of House Production Set up and tends to drink, service lines, dish rooms, dining rooms and courtesy stands Stocks and replenishes service ware Follows all sustainability and recycling procedures.


  • Follows set food safety standards. Follows all A9 labeling and ParTech procedures.

  • Cleans seating areas, furniture, floors and fixtures. Attends dish room.

  • Serves on 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.


  • Provides excellent customer service.

  • Empowered to make decisions in areas within their span of control.

  • Trains new staff members, both full time and student employees.

  • Follows CDS uniform guidelines and personnel hygiene standards.

What You Should Know

All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • The hourly pay for this position is $15.91/hour.

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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

  • 1 year of experience related to the job assignment. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.

  • 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. Must possess appropriate Servsafe certification or certificate appropriate to position level for the duration of employment with CDS. Must complete all University required trainings within 30 days of hire.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.

  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by December 4 , 2022 , for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs. (

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