Utah State University

Culinarian I

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(4/9/2024 12:08 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 Hours per Week
USU Blanding
USU Blanding
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


Are you passionate about food service and looking for an opportunity to make a difference? USU - Blanding Campus is currently seeking a dedicated Culinarian to join our team on a full-time basis with benefits!


The successful candidate will assist cafeteria staff with food preparation, provide excellent customer service, maintain cleanliness and organization in the kitchen and cafeteria, and assist with periodic cleaning of dormitories. Hours may vary from daytime to evening hours and weekends as needed. 


If you're ready to join a dynamic team and contribute to creating a positive campus experience, we would like you to apply!


  • Assist in the food preparation and cooking in cafeteria as directed by cafeteria staff,

    ensuring high-quality meals for our students and staff.

  • Help wash dishes both in dish room as well as kitchen area.
  • Clean personal work space and assist in the nightly and weekly cleaning of the cafeteria and kitchen.
  • Assist customers with cash register sales and other needs.
  • Provide excellent customer service to ensure a positive dining experience.

  • Help with catered events as needed.
  • Assist with periodic deep cleaning of student housing and other related facilities to ensure a comfortable living environment for our students.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Aptitude plus a current food handler’s permit or the ability to obtain one is required.

  • Must adhere to the University Travel and Driving Policies.
  • Must have the ability to prepare and execute menu items to specification including following recipes, portion controls, and presentation specifications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to clean and maintain station by practicing good safety, sanitation, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to take direction.
  • Ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure.
  • Must have problem solving abilities and be self-motivated.
  • Multitasking and the ability to work in a high stress situation.
  • Ability to work flexible hours. Hours may vary from daytime to evening hours and weekends as needed. 

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into Candidate Profile

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (50 pounds) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects.  Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 04/2024

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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