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There are plenty of terrific job opportunities with UC San Diego Dining Services that will be perfect for you and your hectic schedule. If you enjoy working with people and making tons of new friends, employment with UC San Diego Dining Services is just the thing for you!

Hi

I'm writing regarding the helpfulness of Linda at Sixth Market. She always seems to be hard at work and is always very enthusiastic at the register. This is a sign of great training and more importantly, a great work ethic. I would just like to recognize this.

Thanks!

Daniel Tang

Advantages of Working at Dining Services

Many job opportunities are available to students at Dining Services locations all over campus. Dining Services seeks enthusiastic employees with the desire to provide quality customer service to fellow students. Employment with Dining Services offers:

  • Competitive wages.
  • Opportunity for advancement and raises.
  • Work schedules tailored around your classes.
  • Convenient on-campus locations.
  • Perquisite meal with each shift.
  • The chance to meet people and make new friends.

Work Schedules

Different shifts, including nights and weekends, are available to fit your busy lifestyle. Dining Services knows how hectic your academic schedule can be and makes every effort to accommodate your needs. Managers or supervisors will assist you in molding a work schedule around your class and finals schedules.

As a student employee, you will be able to work as many as nineteen hours per week or as few as nine hours per week.

Kinds of Jobs

Dining Services offers the opportunity to learn and perform new tasks almost every day. You might serve fresh-baked desserts one day, handle food production the next, and on the third day operate the register and answer questions. With Dining Services you will be working in a positive, team-oriented environment in whatever task you may be performing. Training, unlike a course in calculus, is an interactive experience designed to be enjoyable as well as educational.

Work Locations/Job Openings

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Dining Services facilities have openings at various times throughout the year. As a UC San Diego student you can work at any UC San Diego Dining Services facility on campus. Although it may be easier to live and work at the same college, you are not limited to the restaurant in your specific college.

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Entry Level Job Descriptions

  • Residential Dining Food Service Worker (Food Handler)

    Under close supervision, employees will learn to provide general assistance to career food service workers. The food handler will provide excellent customer service to students, staff, faculty and off-campus patrons. Customer service will include greeting customers, preparing and serving food and beverage at various stations, bussing, stocking, dishwashing and operating all kitchen equipment. Students will also learn proper cutting, slicing and chopping techniques. Additional work responsibilities will include sweeping, organizing the work areas, sanitation, and cleaning. (Complete Job Description)

  • Market Food Service Worker

    Under close supervision, employees will provide general assistance to career food service workers. The food handler will provide excellent customer service to students, staff, faculty and off-campus patrons. Duties will include but not limited to customer service, greeting customers, preparing food and beverage and various stations such as the barista station and deli case, maintaining the retail sales floor by following planogram directions, facing, stocking, taking inventory, sweeping, organizing the work areas, sanitation, cleaning and maintaining all logs. (Complete Job Description)

  • Bistro & Sixty-Four North Busser, Host/Hostess, Server

    Under close supervision, employees will provide a full service fine dining experience to students, staff, faculty and off-campus patrons. Areas of work responsibility will include coordinating food service activity with staff members, bussing tables soon after the patrons exit, operating the dish machine, polishing silverware, seeping, mopping, cleaning and organizing the work area as needed. Will demonstrate knowledge of customer service, safety, cleaning and sanitation. Additional work experience may include assisting with customer relations. (Complete Job Description)

  • Catering Server

    Catering Server - Under close supervision, employees will learn to provide general assistance to career food service workers. Employees will learn to provide formal banquet service to students, staff, faculty and off-campus clients according to UC San Diego Catering standards. Catering service responsibilities include gathering the appropriate materials before delivery, the delivery of food via the use of electric carts, vans and full-sized box trucks, banquet set-up and cleanup, on-site inventory control, food preparation, serving, sanitation and the cleaning/maintenance of all equipment and accessories. (Complete Job Description)

  • Catering Production

    Under close supervision, employees will learn to provide general assistance to career food service workers. Employees will learn to produce formal banquet style catering to students, staff, faculty and off-campus clients. Areas of work responsibility will include food safety and sanitation, hot food production and cold food production in a high-paced kitchen environment. Employees will learn and use basic slicing, cutting, baking, frying, grilling and culinary plating and presentation techniques in order to produce catering orders. Additional work duties may include the general cleaning of all kitchen equipment, storerooms, refrigerators and the washing of dishes. Employees may, on occasion, provide formal banquet service to student, staff, faculty and off-campus clients according to American Banquet Association etiquette and/or run action stations on-site. Based on unit need, you may be scheduled to work nights, weekend, holidays or assigned to difference units. (Complete Job Description)

Levels of Employment

  • Entry

    See above Descriptions. Rate of pay as of 1/1/2019 $12.00.

  • Lead

    Under general supervision of Principal Food Service Supervisor, incumbents will perform responsibilities for a section in the absence of the Principle Supervisor/Manager. Will learn to be responsible for controlling labor hours, merchandising and food products during his/her shift. Food preparation, food service, clean-up and other restaurant tasks with an emphasis on customer service and fun. Employees will make sure every station is filled, calling people that are late, giving direction to new student employees and there to help out the Supervisor or Manager. Rate of pay as of 1/1/2019 $13.30.

  • Student Manager

    To act as a team leader with responsibilities to include food production, customer service, on-the-job training and quality control in the front of the house, back of the house and/or in a catering environment. Basic responsibilities will include any of the following: problem solving in a timely manner, student scheduling, customer service, staff shortages, food production, customer service and complaints, equipment and student personnel needs. As well, as controlling labor house and merchandising. Will follow established procedures in the absence of the supervisor. In coordination with their supervisor, will be responsible for food production, customer service, controlling labor hours and merchandising. Must work well with the career managers of the unit. Rate of pay as of 1/1/2019 $15.65.

Student Employment Requirements

  • Must be eligible for student employment at UC San Diego: must pay UC San Diego Student Services Fees for each quarter of employment. Continuing students and spring quarter graduates must pay Spring Quarter Student Fees. New students or readmits for fall quarter must pay Intent to Register Fees.
  • Must communicate well with people.
  • Is a customer service oriented individual who is not afraid to work in a fast paced food service environment.
  • Must be flexible around your official TritonLink class schedule.
  • Proper identification required.

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