Utah State University

Kitchen Prep Cook

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/30/2024 6:45 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
20-30 hours
Auxiliary Enterprises
Dining Services
Advertised Salary
$11.00 per hour
Telework Eligible


Benefits of working for Dining Services kitchen:

  • We work with your school schedule & support you as a student first
  • Learn skills that will last your whole life
  • Free meal for every shift you work
  • Great Work Environment & Social Atmosphere
  • Continue Employment in the Fall with Regular Opportunities for Pay Increase
  • Excellent Employee Recognition Program
  • Conveniently on Campus near classes and housing
  • Get paid to make lifelong friendships with people of diverse backgrounds and fields of study


This position is responsible for general food service prep work, in the Junction or Marketplace Kitchen.


Duties include:

  • Basic prep & order fulfillment
  • Preparing food items used in the junction or the marketplace and catering.
  • Peeling onions, carrots, washing and cutting fruits and vegetables
  • Cutting and trimming meats, chicken, beef, pork and fish
  • Cooking meats, sauces, starches, and vegetables
  • Keep the work station clean and sanitized
  • Help other areas during busy times
  • Other duties assigned by the chef


Minimum qualifications:

  • Food Handler's Permit is required within the first 30 days of employment.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to perform work involving use of kitchen utensils and equipment relating to food service operations.
  • Knowledge of health hazards in food preparation, service and necessary precautionary measures.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 

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

Advertised Salary

$11.00 per hour


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. 

College/Department Highlights

Dining Services is behind the scenes throughout campus doing all we can to “Create an Excellent College Experience” for students, faculty, staff, visitors, family, and our employees. Providing fuel to keep the hungry minds on campus moving and learning throughout the day is our passion. Whether it’s a cup coffee to get the day started, a snack to push through a study session, or an elegant meal to support the fundraising efforts of administration, we’re dedicated to serving the needs of Utah State University every day. We know what we do is more than just making food, we’re nourishing the future.

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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