Line Cook II - Dining Services

Azusa Pacific University - Azusa, CA4.2

Full-time$16 - $21 an hour
APU is seeking employees who desire to engage in our thriving culture by cultivating community through professional interactions, demonstrating a posture of lifelong learning, and modeling Christ-like character. Working together, employees at APU commit to establishing a university atmosphere that is pleasing to God and edifying to one another.

Job Description

Responsible for all items prepared in the kitchen of a foodservice establishment. Portions and prepares food items prior to cooking as well as cooking items. Responsible for maintaining a sanitary kitchen work station.

Required Education

High School diploma
ServSafe Certification

Required Experience

Minimum 3 years professional cooking experience required, including: thickening techniques, soup and sauce classification and production, sauté, stir fry, deep frying, grilling, broiling, roasting, steaming, braising & stewing, cold food production, and food presentation and garnishing standards.

Primary Duties/Essential Functions

High volume food preparation and cooking, following established recipes and production system.
Maintain production and usage records as required.
Maintain high sanitary, hygienic, and safety standards and conditions, adhering to HACCP & LA Dept. of Health guidelines. Includes cleanliness & maintenance of kitchen & equipment.
Directs work assignments of support staff in cooks’ area in absence of Cook I.
Demonstrate excellent customer service at all times.
General cleaning and other food service duties as requested by management.
Maintains compliance with APU mission, vision, positional statements and other policies and procedures.
Responsible for daily electronic timekeeping as it applies to the scope of this position.
Regular, punctual attendance as required by the supervisor based on department needs.
Required to work varied work schedules to include evenings, weekends, and holidays in support of operational needs.
Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Must pass Cook II written screening test and hands on practical cooking test.
Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in professional knife-handling skills.
Experience in directing work assignments of support staff in cooks’ area.
Experience in following and extending standardized recipes.
Experience at organizing and maintaining kitchen work stations.
Experience in maintaining production and usage records.
Experience in safe food handling, preventing food-borne illness, and sanitation techniques.
Ability to correctly identify product.
Must be able to prioritize work and execute tasks with speed and efficiency.
Must be, or become, ServSafe certified (attend required class and pass test).
Ability to read and write English.
Ability to communicate well with customers and management.
Must have excellent customer service skills.
Must have professional appearance, demeanor, and hygiene.
Ability to lift in excess of 50 pounds, and be able to walk, stand, bend and reach as the job requires.
Must have basic and accurate math skills.
Ability to communicate with peers, customers and subordinates, some of whom may need problems resolved.

Mental Demands

Ability to calculate portions, project needs for ordering.
Organized and able to meet deadlines.
In agreement with the purpose and goals of Azusa Pacific University in providing a Christian-based higher education for its students.

Physical Demands

Standing for long periods of time; repetitive arm, hand, wrist/finger motion.
Ability to lift, grasp, pull and bend.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Proper Safety gear.

Visual Demands

Reading and ability to judge eye appeal of menu items.


Pleasant, well equipped kitchen and office.


Ability to use computer.
Proficient in the use of Google Apps., Microsoft Office, Word, and Excel.


Grade 5: $16.11 - $20.94/hour

Azusa Pacific University is a Christ-centered, multicultural community that values and seeks faculty and staff who are committed to diversity, work effectively with diverse populations, and engage others in ways that honor our rich cultural mosaic and biblical foundation.

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Azusa Pacific University will conduct a background check on all final candidates.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled unless otherwise stated. Azusa Pacific University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Required Skills

Required Experience