University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we’re launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing’s goal to be, ‘The place everyone wants to live.’
Dining and Culinary Services has locations in six buildings throughout campus including Markets, Convenience Stores, Catering, and Coffeehouses. Dining and Culinary Services provides affordable and innovative dining options to residents, guests, and staff.
Under the general supervision of the Food Service Manager, this position is responsible for assisting in leading the unit to the goal of creating exceptional customer experience with extraordinary food in all service areas. Duties will include the service of food to customers, production and distribution of food and supplies, catering production and services, cleaning of production and service areas, equipment and dishes, as well as the directing and coordinating the work of student staff. Must have the ability to communicate with all staff and customers.
This position’s daily responsibilities will include, but are not limited to preparation, production and service of a variety of hot and cold food items, using organizational tools and recipes, as well as a variety of preparation and cooking techniques.
Dining and Culinary Services is committed to demonstrating our Division of University Housing Core Values: Care in how we approach people and our work; Creativity in solving problems; Integrity in our interactions with staff and customers; Optimism, focusing on opportunities and positive outcomes; Respect for the differences, strengths, and potential in people; Stewardship of human, financial and natural resources; and Excellence in customer satisfaction and communication.
University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.
List of Duties
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
Degree and Area of Specialization:
No Degree Required
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
At least 1 year of food production experience preferred.
License or Certificate:
Serv Safe Certification preferred.
English Proficiency Required – This position requires one or more of the following abilities: ability to speak, read, write, and/or understand verbal instructions in English.
Physical requirements: Long periods of standing and walking and frequent lifting of objects weighing pproximately 50 pounds; frequent pulling and pushing of carts weighing approximately 200 pounds.
Must have dexterity to handle product, kitchen tools and equipment.
A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.
A-UNIVERSITY HOUSING/DINING/GORDON MARKET
The primary schedule for this position typically consists of 5, 8 hour shifts per week that may fall on any day of the week.Schedules may rotate every other weekend.Operational and work schedules will be closely aligned with the services and customer needs of the unit. As a result, work schedules may be adjusted during specific times of the year, including summer and winter break hours.Schedules will be determined at time of offer.Schedule alterations as operations and position expectations demand.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Minimum $14.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
To apply online, applicants must submit a resume within the online application system.
Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on the deadline listed. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.
This recruitment will continue to be used to fill multiple vacancies at University Housing in the Dining and Culinary Services department. Applications will be collected and reviewed on an on-going basis.
This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with a Dishwasher (PVL ) Culinary Production Worker (PVL ) and Food Retail Catering Leader 3 (PVL ). Applicants who apply for any of these vacancies will be considered for all positions. Applicants do not need to apply multiple times to be considered for all vacancies.
By applying for this vacancy, applicants will be considered for all current or upcoming University Housing vacancies in this title. For a full list, visit
University Housing may communicate with you about your application status using a text messaging service. To opt-out please reply ‘STOP’ to text messages received or contact University Housing HR at or .
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: , STS: ) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )
FOOD SERVICE ASST 3(84803)
The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.
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