Job Description

Grand Canyon University is seeking a full time Prep Cook/Dishwasher for GCU's Golf Course Restaurant - The Lope House, located on 59th Avenue and Indian School.


Prep Cook Responsibilities:

  • Follows appropriate procedure of food prep and cooking, size of portions and garnishing of food according to the food service standards set by the restaurant management.
  • Mixes sauces in the prescribed manner as dictated by Kitchen Manager or Chef
  • Sets up workstation based on proper pars as established by Kitchen Manager or Chef and by following station set up sheets
  • Tests cooked foods through senses of tasting and smelling
  • Ensures foods are stored and checks refrigeration/storage visual temperature gauges for proper holding temperatures
  • Completes daily opening and closing kitchen/food protocols ensuring all food handling/safety guidelines are followed.

Dishwasher Responsibilities:

  • Washing dishes, utensils, glassware and equipment by hand or through appropriate use of dishwashing machinery.
  • Scraping food from dirty dishes and washing them by hand or placing them in racks or on conveyer to dishwashing machine.
  • Checking all dishes and utensils are clean and dry and storing in designated places.
  • Cleaning and draining the dishwasher machine, and confirm arms are clean.  Dirty water may need to be changed every hour.
  • Informing supervisory personnel if dishwashing machine is not operating properly.
  • Learning the use of and proper use of cleaning chemicals and soaps
  • Maintains cleanliness of the restaurant and kitchen areas
  • Sweeping and mopping the floors
  • Power washing or hosing out garbage cans
  • Polishing of stainless steel
  • Wiping down walls and tiles
  • If necessary, hosing down floor mats
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the employee locker area, janitors closet and staff restrooms
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the outside area of food service operations
  • Helps collect and dispose of garbage
  • Assists in the transferring of supplies and equipment between storage and work areas
  • Loads and unloads supplies and / or other equipment as directed by supervisor.
  • Complies with occupational, health, and safety standards.


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Minimum one year experience in working as part of kitchen food preparation team.
  • Must be able to have flexible schedule which may include early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays as needed; rotating schedule will apply.
  • Must be able to obtain Maricopa Food Handler’s Card at own expense prior to beginning employment.
  • Must be able to read, speak and write English fluently.
  • Ability to take direction
  • Ability to be calm and work under pressure in high volume, peak times.
  • Ability to learn and follow all safety, emergency and accident prevention procedures.
  • Ability to follow all OSHA and food handling procedures.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.


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