Assistant - Chef - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Assists with all culinary functions in the kitchen. Assists in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods. May plan menu items, order supplies, and keep records and accounts.

Position requires a Utah County Food Handler’s Permit.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with an associate’s degree plus one year of experience in a related field or any combination of education and/or experience related to the position classification summary totaling a minimum of three years.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited trade, technical, or community institution with an associate’s degree in culinary arts, hospitality management, or a related field and two years of experience in bakery/pantry production OR any combination of education and experience related to the Summary of Duties totaling four years.


Knowledge of basic food production, including meat cooking procedures.
Knowledge of basic kitchen operation.
Knowledge of local health department requirements pertaining to sanitation and food safety.
Knowledge of ingredients needed for food preparation.
Knowledge of food preparation procedures and equipment.


Skill in grilling, sauteing, and general food preparation.
Skill in handling knives.
Skill in interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making.


Ability to read, write and calculate recipe extensions.
Ability to follow and read recipes for menu items as well as requested items.
Ability to communicate both written and verbally.
Ability to perform multiple functions in a kitchen setting.

Pay Range

$9.00 to $11.25 per hour

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicant will be subject to a cooking tryout to demonstrate skills and abilities.

Under “Reference’s Letter” please list a minimum of three contacts. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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