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Stanford University Food Service Worker II- Fixed term 9 months in Stanford, California

Food Service Worker II- Fixed term 9 months

Residential & Dining Enterprises, Stanford, California, United States

Food Services

Post Date Oct 08, 2021

Requisition # 91677

This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.

Anticipated Shift:

The anticipated shift is based on the operational needs and can change at any time with notice.

M-F; 6:30am-3pm

About Residential & Dining Enterprises:

Founded in 1891, Stanford University is among the top academic institutions in the country, excelling in a wide range of fields from the humanities to information technology to the health sciences and medicine. The university is located near Palo Alto, 35 miles south of San Francisco, on an 8,800-acre campus.

Residential & Dining Enterprises, the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing the highest quality services to students and other members of the university community. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $206 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, and provides housing for over 12,000 students, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locations and over 500,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, and hosts 20,000 conference guests annually. Additionally, R&DE comprises 660 FTE staff in the following divisions: the Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost, Student Housing, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, and Information Technology.

“Students (Customers) First” is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE, “Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision.”

About Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries:

Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, a division within R&DE at Stanford University is committed to excellence and the highest level of customer service. It is recognized nationally for operating at “the cutting edge” of the industry receiving exceptional service ratings and numerous awards, including the Restaurant & Institutions Magazine Ivy Award for excellence in food service and hospitality. The Ivy Award is one of the industry’s most prestigious and coveted awards, give to those operations that meet the highest standards of food, hospitality and service. With R&DE’s vision “to be the best in the business” Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries is a Certified Green Business practicing sustainability in its purchasing and using equipment and processes that reduce solid waste and preserve natural resources. The highest Acterra Sustainability Award was received in 2006, in recognition of these initiatives.


Employees in this classification carry out a variety of food preparation tasks of limited complexity according to established standards. Specific instructions are given on a task-by-task basis and carried out under the direct leadership or supervision of a higher-level worker or supervisor. Employees at this level follow specific culinary standards, which may include the portioning or seasoning of menu items, or combining of ingredients. When individual positions require a combination of cleaning duties, as outlined under FSW I, and simple food preparation duties, the position should be classified as a FSW II rather than FSW I, if and only if, the workers’ duties at the FSW II level constitute at least 30% of workers duties on a regular and continuing basis.


  • Reviews menu/recipe/production sheet with lead cook, cook or supervisor. Prepares items for cooking including cleaning, cutting or slicing vegetables and meats, tenderizing and breading meats, weighing and measuring ingredients.

  • Informs lead or shift supervisor if food is unavailable.

  • Prep all sandwich items, condiment items and pantry items for lunch in the café and catering.

  • Assist with ingredient preparation which includes: cleaning, chopping, slicing, weighing, measuring, and preparing ingredients. You are responsible for using the correct measuring tools and ensuring optimum quality of the food you prepare.

  • Ensures food for following day is labeled and ready for use. Informs lead or shift supervisor if food is beyond holding time or below acceptable standards.

  • Assembles and cleans equipment.

  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness and organization of assigned work areas.

  • Adheres to food and safety handling policies and procedures.

  • May interact with customers in accordance with R&DE customer service standards; interactions may involve solving food quality issues.

  • May perform drop-off or delivery services.

  • May perform any of the duties described in the Food Services Worker I specification or other duties as assigned.

  • Adhere to safety rules.


Education & Experience:

Prior food service experience


  • Must have the ability to understand and communicate in English with adequate proficiency to follow directions from supervisor, read and understand safety guidelines and direction to prevent accidents or injuries from occurring, and communicate effectively with customers (staff, visitors, students) by listening and speaking clearly to them.

  • Ability to utilize computerized ordering system including entering and reading orders.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain California Food Handler Training Certificate.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • If handling food, California Food Handler Training Certificate within 90 days of hire.

  • If performing drop – off or delivery services valid California Non-commercial Class Driver’s license.


  • Frequently walking, bending, kneeling, hand and finger dexterity (light/find grasping, grasp forcefully), and reaching working above shoulders.

  • Constantly standing.

  • Occasionally, sitting, squatting and climbing.

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 15 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally and over 50 pounds rarely.

  • If performing drop-off or delivery services, ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class Drivers’ license.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Work schedule can fluctuate in accordance with bargaining unit contract.

  • May work late nights, weekends and holidays

  • Wet floors.

  • Ability to work in hot temperatures.

  • Exposure to hot and cold water.

  • Ability to work around hot equipment or cold refrigeration.

  • Constant noise.


  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/and the appropriate collective bargaining agreement athttps://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/hr-processes-policies/labor-relations-collective-bargaining.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 7286

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: A61

  • Requisition ID: 91677