Cook - 41047-1A

Updated: Sep 12, 2022
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Dining/ Retail

Job Opening ID: 41067

Reports To: HR Generalist II

Working Title: Cook

Department: Dining/ Retail

Bargaining Unit: SX

FLSA: Non-exempt

Payroll Job Code: 005523

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 93%

Work Schedule: Varies

Employee Class: Career


Position Summary:


*Position eligible for $1,000 hiring bonus upon successful completion of 60 days of employment*


The Division of Student Affairs is committed to developing the whole student by ensuring your life outside of the classroom complements your academic endeavors. This means providing enriching opportunities that affirm your experiences. Our efforts are guided by student learning outcomes within the following domains: • Civic & Community Engagement • Leadership Development • Diversity & Global Consciousness • Professional & Administrative Skills • Personal Responsibility The UCI campus is an exciting and dynamic place where you will engage in experiences that will be inspirational, life changing, and may also challenge your current thinking. UCI Dining Services provides food services to the main campus at over 30 dining locations on campus including 2 residential dining halls, 29 retail dining locations, catering, and concessions. We employ over 140 full time employees and over 800 student employees. The residential dining halls provides a 7 day service operation that ranges between 7:00am through midnight. The academic year at UC Irvine is from September through June and summer school from mid-June through early September. Employment is typically during the academic year and limited employment is available during the summer.


Under supervision of F.S. Manager and or Sr. Cook, incumbent performs journeyman level food preparation. This would include: proper food handling, proper knife and equipment handling, proper sanitation and cleaning of equipment. Recording of product usage, plating of food, portion control, cooking, assisting in catering and special events.


Compensation Range:


$20.66 hourly, plus $1,000 hiring bonus upon successful completion of 60 days of employment


Department Website:




Must have a minimum of 2 years cooking experience.

Knowledge of cooking and food preparation. Knowledge of safe food handling guidelines.

Operating equipment correctly, stocking ability.

Cleaning and sanitizing.

Skill to communicate clearly to a variety of people.




Speak, write and understand the English language.



Special Conditions Preferred:


Work days may vary: Sunday through Saturday Work hours may vary between 6:00am-1:00am



Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.


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