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Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Food Services

Job ID: 273500

About Us

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are part of the University System of Georgia.  Kennesaw State will exemplify the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university. Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, true to ourselves, elevational, open and impact-generating.  In addition, we support the University System of Georgia core values of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect.  We are searching for talented people to join Kennesaw State University. Come to KSU and find your passion.   


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary

Assists with all aspects of food preparation as part of the culinary team. Assists with gathering food items, reading recipes, and constructing food items. Ensures quality controls and recipe standardization are in compliance with approved standards. Monitors and enforces food sanitization and safety standards. Based on business need and as directed by the leader, may work in front or back of house operations.



1. Cleans and preps fresh produce

2. Preps and properly cooks raw ingredients for use following proper food handling and safety guidelines

3. Gathers, weighs, measures, and assembles all ingredients for recipes

4. Reads and follows recipes

5. Ensures food quality through tasting

6. Constructs food items per guidelines

7. Sets up workstations with all needed ingredients and cooking equipment

8. Determines amount and type of food and supplies required for food preparation

9. Completes food temperature checks before service and as needed per established guidelines

10. Maintains daily production records

11. Maintains and operates equipment according to approved safety standards

12. Stores food properly and safely, following established guidelines marking the date and item, etc.

13. At the direction of leadership, acts as a lead in the absence of the lead role

Required Qualifications

Educational Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
ServSafe certified or obtains certification within twelve (12) months of hire

Required Experience
One (1) year of experience working in food handling at a retail, food service, bakery, warehouse or grocery establishment.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Culinary degree or certificate from a culinary arts program

Preferred Experience
Previous experience working in a food service establishment, restaurant or large-scale production kitchen

Proposed Salary

The salary range for this position is $15.00 to $16.50 based on relevant experience. Comprehensive benefits to include Medical, Dental, Vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more! Visit

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Must maintain a high degree of personal hygiene, appearance and cleanliness
Supports food safety and quality control training
Able to be courteous and dependable
Able to work with diverse population
Able to work non-traditional shifts (evenings, nights and/or weekends)
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Intermediate knife skills
Basic skills with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

USG Core Values

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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