Kitchen, Café and Market Staff Positions


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The UW Dining team is a dedicated group of culinary professionals committed to creating a quality, consistent customer-driven experience. We serve a diverse population including faculty, staff and students in several different venues across campus. Summer is our busy recruitment season, in eager anticipation of our venues opening throughout late-summer for the start of the academic year.

Below are descriptions of our various types of venues as well as a range of positions. An Apply Now button will appear below positions for which we are currently recruiting.

Dining Program Support

Program Assistant, Retail Dining

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  • Act as point of contact for general support to unit employees, internal and external customers, vendors, etc.
  • Document, implement, interpret and communicate procedures, work methods, forms, schedules, job priorities and program-specific policies and procedures to employees, customers and guests to meet the business needs of the leadership team
  • Under the direction of the managers, support student-employment processes by assisting with hiring, orientation, training and scheduling
  • Ensure that the appropriate files, records, databases, statements of income and expenditures and summaries of Departmental operations are maintained including records for cash-management purposes
  • Use various systems including inventory and menu-management systems (CBORD), point-of-sale systems, document-management systems (SharePoint) and timekeeping system (KRONOS) to track and edit information and to develop and prepare reports for the leadership team

Campus Restaurants & Cafés

We are focused on providing restaurant-style dining in a university setting, advancing our commitment to use local, sustainable products wherever economically possible and providing outstanding customer service in support of the UW’s mission.

Dish Room Attendant/Prep Cook

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  • Support the production and service areas by washing dishes, wares and service equipment, and cleaning and sanitizing kitchen areas
  • Assist with the preparation of cuisines in a high-volume UW Dining facility that offers daily meal service of a changing menu and serves a large number of repeat customers
  • Work as part of a diverse team in an energetic, fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Apply your solid culinary background and customer service focus
  • Maintain a safe environment following proper food handling guidelines
  • Opportunities for culinary and professional development

 Line Cook

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  • Provide leadership in a high-volume UW dining facility that offers a wide variety of cuisines and serves a large number of repeat customers 
  • Work as part of a diverse team in an energetic, fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Apply your broad culinary background, including recent active restaurant experience in a fast-paced environment, to deliver a quality customer service experience
  • Use your skills to effectively communicate and lead the team to produce consistently excellent product to our standards
  • Follow and demonstrate proper food handling guidelines
  • Opportunities for culinary and professional development

 Lead Line Cook

  • Prepare a variety of cuisines and other menu items in venue where facets of the work are visible and may include interaction with guests
  • Lead and motivate a diverse team in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Participate in the planning, preparation, assembly and service of a variety of cuisines from scratch ingredients
  • Use your drive, organizational skills and communication skills to lead the team in the creation of consistently excellent product
  • Ensure that food, safety and sanitation standards are met

Kitchen Lead

  • Oversee and actively participate in all aspects of preparation of a variety of cuisines in a high-volume restaurant that offers daily meal service of a changing menu and serves a large number of repeat customers
  • Lead and motivate a diverse team of Prep Cooks, Line Cooks and Lead Line Cooks who work in multiple stations in an energetic, fast-paced environment
  • Ensure the successful and timely execution of the menu and culinary direction provided by management
  • Apply your extensive culinary knowledge to deliver a quality customer service experience
  • Use your drive, organizational skills and communication skills to lead the team in the creation of consistently excellent product
  • Ensure that food standards and safety standards are met

Espresso Bars/Express Markets/District Market

Passionate about our service and committed to sustainability, we source locally about 50% of our products including locally-madeDrinking coffee pastries, sushi and sandwiches. Our espresso bars and express markets strive to provide a quality coffee experience in a high-profile and dynamic environment serving students, staff and faculty in over 20 venues across campus. Our express markets specialize in the sale of fresh grab-and-go food items, groceries, home and personal care supplies, and espresso. The District Market, our new campus grocery store, also offers fresh produce, a deli and a wider selection of grocery items.

Barista/Counter Staff

  • Prepare and serve espresso for customers
  • Train hourly and student staff on equipment, preparation and service
  • Operate point-of-sale systems, key in sales, take payments, make change and account for receipts at the end of the work shift
  • Receive and stock merchandise
  • Participate in unit organization and cleanliness
  • Work as part of a diverse team in an energetic, fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Maintain a safe environment following proper food handling guidelines

Café or Market Lead

  • Direct the operation of a café or campus market
  • Assign, instruct and check the work of student, hourly and/or classified staff
  • Lead staff and participate in the assembly and service of menu items to order
  • Participate in both the food preparation and espresso operations including opening and/or closing service functions
  • Stockroom Attendant, Produce

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  • Receive orders for the market, check purchase receipts and invoices, stock the produce department and other areas as necessary assisting with attractive visual presentation of product while maintaining proper inventory levels and accurate display of pricing, and store merchandise according to food handling guidelines
  • Maintain inventory, ordering and cost records, periodically take physical inventories, and assist with orders to maintain par levels for District Market
  • Advise customers on questions regarding produce and items in stock
  • Maintain and perform custodial duties in stockroom areas
  • Perform related duties as required including cashiering, and preparation and service of food in the various concepts during rush periods or when there are staff shortages

Pagliacci Pizza

Winners of “Best Pizza” over 20 years in a row, Pagliacci Pizza has partnered with UW Dining to provide the same hand-tossed dough, quality local ingredients and exceptional customer service.Pagliacci employee tossing dough

Shift Lead 

  • Lead a team of students and staff to provide a high-quality product prepared to Pagliacci’s exacting specifications
  • Produce hand-tossed dough
  • Set the standard for customer service
  • Ensure that the expectations for prep, production, rotation, ordering, opening and closing are met
  • Enforce all policies and safety and sanitation guidelines

SUBWAY

Operating one of the busiest SUBWAY restaurants on the West Coast, UW Dining is happy to partner with SUBWAY to provide a made-to-order sandwich recognized around the world. Offering freshly-baked bread, our sandwich artists will completely customize your sandwich experience.

Sandwich Artist

  • Assemble and serve sandwiches and related menu items to customer order and take payments for orders in the SUBWAY franchise on the UW campus
  • Maintain a safe environment following proper food handling guidelines
  • Work as part of a diverse team in an energetic, fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Opportunities for culinary and professional development

UW Street Food (Food Trucks)

UW Street Food is a collection of UW food trucks created to bring the authentic, affordable and tasty street food experience to campus. We offer items from around the globe including hot dogs, savory barbecue with classic sides, and island-style lunches.

Catering (Service and Production)

Focused on quality and driven to meet customers' needs, Bay Laurel Catering creates events providing custom-designed menus, outstanding service and door-to-door delivery. Bay Laurel Catering produces a line of gourmet sandwiches and salads available all over campus.

Prep Cook

  • Assist with the preparation of cuisines in a high-volume catering operation that offers a wide menu variety, from breakfast foods, to sandwiches, wraps and salads for boxed lunches, to high-end dishes for large banquets and seated dinners
  • Work as part of a diverse team in an energetic, fast-paced, high-volume environment  
  • Apply your solid culinary background and customer service focus  
  • Maintain a safe environment following proper food handling guidelines  
  • Opportunities for culinary and professional development  

Banquet Captain

  • Act as a key service representative for Bay Laurel Catering, coordinating with culinary staff and service managers
  • Lead and actively participate in the setup, presentation and service of catered events on the UW campus
  • Work as part of a diverse team in an energetic, fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Deliver a quality customer service experience
  • Ensure that food standards and safety standards are met throughout events

How to Apply for UW Jobs

Click the Apply Now buttons above, or you may search generally within UW jobs and apply online. From the UW employment page, click on START your job search. Please keep in mind that positions within the UW (but outside of HFS) will also appear.

Current HFS employees should review their internal candidate profile to ensure it is up-to-date:

  • Copy and paste your resume into the resume text box, and confirm that your contact information and employment history are current.
  • The Disclosure/Authorization section at the bottom of the profile must be complete.
  • Candidates may need to complete both the Work Authorization and Criminal Conviction History assessments.

For questions and assistance with your online application, feel free to contact the UWHIRES Help Desk at 206-543-2544 or email.