From fine dining restaurants to residential dining, USC Hospitality serves over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, and staff, as well as our many visitors. Hospitality is one of the six core business units that comprise USC Auxiliary Services and one of the largest employers on campus. We are renowned for our fresh take on self-operated food concepts with 43 restaurants between both campuses. The team at USC Hospitality is led by innovative executive chefs and directors who strive every day to craft nourishing and wholesome alternatives for our hungry Trojan Family and our guests.Â
We are creating a candidate pool for the Food Production Helper position.
What to Expect:
As a Food Production Helper, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on the quality of food produced in our kitchen as well as the overall service extended to students, faculty, staff, and visitors on a daily basis. You will be responsible for supporting our kitchen with basic food and beverage preparation services, and assembling meals for our customers. Â Our team will depend on you to help maintain our warm, welcoming, and collaborative environment for both our guests and our team members. We take pride in providing exceptional cuisine and memorable customer service, and so should you!
Provide basic food and beverage preparation service.
Assemble and package food and beverage products.
Stock and maintain all supplies, food items, and utensils.
Maintain cleanliness of facilities. Assist in kitchen sanitation program. Comply with standard food handling and sanitation procedures. Adhere to department service standards and to all health, safety and University rules and regulations.
Provide customer services to faculty, staff, students, and guests.
Attend and participate in meetings as required. Report to station, ready to work at the time work assignment is scheduled to begin.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Education: High School Diploma not required.
Experience: 1 year.
Must have valid California Food Handler Card or obtain card within first 30 days of hire.
Knowledge of food handling and sanitation procedures.
Demonstrated customer service experience.
Experience working in a fast-paced kitchen environment.
Ability to effectively communicate in English.
Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds.
What We Prefer:
High School Diploma.
Specialized or technical training.
2 years of experience in a restaurant or high-volume banquet and catering operation.
Ability to oversee student and/or temporary workers.
The Trojan Family Rewards:
We pride ourselves in creating the BEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families including:
Benefits:Â dental and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers and up to $50,000 housing subsidy. And because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans. Donât believe us? Visit benefits.usc.edu.
Perks: discounts to USCÂ sporting events,Â USCÂ Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations, and local entertainment.Â
Career Growth: We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries. The Trojan Network connects current and previous members of the Trojan family to create an endless professional network.
This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!
As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.
USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!
Minimum Education: Less than high schoolMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of food handling and sanitation procedures. Demonstrated customer service experience. Experience working in a fast paced working environment. Ability to operate all equipment listed in Specialized Equipment (below). Ability to effectively communicate in English. Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds. Valid California Driverâs License may be required.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.