Job Description

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:  Include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Prepare and cook all food items according to SOP to ensure consistent quality.
  • Maintain sanitation standards according to SOP and FDA/OSHA requirements.
  • Prepare dishes for customers including special requests regarding food allergies or intolerances.
  • Properly portion all items as dictated by SOP/Recipe guidelines.
  • Restock all items as needed throughout shift.
  • Return all food items not used to designated storage areas, being sure to cover/date all perishable items.
  • Control food waste, loss and usage per SOP.
  • Actively seek ways to reduce food costs and waste.
  • Follow proper reporting procedures for accidents/incidents following GCU/OSHA guidelines.
  • May need to assist in other kitchen/restaurant areas as needed and requested.


QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to successfully perform the job.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of food and catering trends, quality, production, sanitation and food cost controls.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures for serving food, principles of sanitation, and principles of safe food handling required.
  • Provides a professional image at all times through appearance and dress.
  • Able to work well independently with little supervision
  • Promote positive relationships in communication and cooperation with all coworkers and guests
  • Ability to learn the structure and function of all kitchen stations and departments, facilities, rooms, activities, services and hours of operation.
  • Ability to prepare and present food according to SOP/Recipe guidelines.
  • Ability to consistently perform during scheduled work hours.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks in preparation of food, ensuring that all food is prepared according to quality procedures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and identify potential problems/issues especially during high volume/demand.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to learn and follow all safety, emergency and accident prevention procedures.
  • Able to use fire extinguishers and any other emergency equipment needed to ensure personal and guest safety.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum one year experience; prefer 3 years’ experience in high volume/demand hospitality venue.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to have flexible schedule which may include early morning, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed; rotating schedule will apply.
  • Must be able to obtain Maricopa County Food Handler’s Card at one’s own expense prior to beginning of employment.
  • Must have work authorization documents for United States
  • Must be able to speak, read and write English fluently.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The following physical demands are estimated by the amount of time spent.  Usually, the amount of time spent will be estimated on a daily basis, but depending on the position could be estimated on a weekly basis or a monthly basis.

Constantly:  60%+ or 5-8 hrs/shift                  Occasionally:  10%-25% or 1-2 hrs/shift

Frequently:  25%-60% or 4-5 hrs/shift            Rarely:  <10% or less than 2 hrs/shift

  • Work is characterized as non-sedentary 100% of the time requiring incumbents to be on their feet.
  • Work constantly requires standing and walking.
  • Work occasionally requires lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds.
  • Work requires frequent moving about kitchen.
  • Work frequently requires the ability to read detailed instructions from SOP manual and/or staff/guest requests.
  • Work frequently requires the ability to communicate with staff and guests.
  • Work constantly requires the ability to read, follow and observe safety precautions.
  • Work constantly requires to the ability to perform repetitive physical demanding tasks; standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching, kneeling and reaching.
  • Work frequently involves exposure to high temperatures around kitchen equipment.
  • Work requires manual dexterity 100% of the time in the use of knives and kitchen equipment.


GCU's Christian worldview has shaped the university's mission and growth for more than 65 years. As a Christ-centered higher education institution, GCU integrates faith, learning and work to connect the GCU community with distinct Christian principles and strong central values. The University values diversity among its students, faculty and staff, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans. At GCU, working professionals may find their purpose in ways marked by compassion, service, integrity and concern for the common good.

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