Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


JOB TITLE: Food Production Assistant

DEPARTMENT: University Dining Service



SALARY: The minimum starting annual salary is $16.55 per hour.


Under general supervision of the Executive Chef, this position is responsible for food production for University Dining operations in the Memorial Student Center. This position leads and directs the work of student employees in the production kitchen and front of house stations. They work with a team of professional staff to meet the needs of the operation. This position assists the Executive Chef with Food Pro paperwork, ordering, inventory, production of food for catered events, storeroom maintenance, receipt of deliveries, food safety, and sanitation duties.


  • Assist with food production for dining operations.
  • Assist professional staff with product ordering, delivery and storage area responsibilities
  • Direct student employees
  • General food service responsibilities


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience with food safety and sanitation

Food preparation skills

Ability to work as part of a team

Experience in customer service

Preferred Qualifications:

Serv Safe Certification

Experience in university foodservice

Experience in retail foodservice

Experience of foodservice recordkeeping

Food presentation and merchandising skills

Experience with commercial foodservice equipment

Experience with cash register and Point of Sale technology

Experience coaching, training, directing and counseling others

Experience with menu development


University Dining Service is a self-operated auxiliary on the UW-Stout Campus with a $10 million budget. The department has three facilities that house and provide services at other location across the campus: Merle Price Commons, North Point Dining and the Memorial Student Center. There are two cafeterias, Commons and North Point, retail outlets in the Student Center, (food court & marketplace) express locations in academic buildings and c-stores in cafeterias. Campus catering and concessions are also functions of this department. The department has 41 permanent staff and over 500 student employees. Some locations operate year-round and others are closed during the summer period.


To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by Monday, November 11th, 2019, at 11:59pm. Screening of applications will begin Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, and may continue until position is filled.

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Required Application Materials:

- Resume

- Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references


Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our online application system are available via:

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

If you have application questions call or email:

Jason Horzewski



The minimum starting salary is $16.55 per hour. A six-month probation is required. This position is also contingent upon passing an essential job function test and criminal background check.

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan. Benefit details can be found at:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All students are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

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Job Family: Staff