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Senior Baker, Dining Services

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
23169809 Full Time Varies $41,697 - $56,125

Position Information

UC Riverside's Housing, Dining, and Hospitality Services is currently recruiting for a Senior Baker. Housing, Dining, and Hospitality Services supports the global campus community by nourishing and delighting our student guests, faculty and staff with outstanding cuisine, cutting-edge menus and delivering exceptional customer service. The selected candidate will work daily with a team of committed professionals focused on "above the line" accountability and results! We are looking for accomplished professionals interested in continuing our cultivation of the latest trends in collegiate retail and residential services, promoting and shaping sound sustainable business practices. This position will serve in helping successfully open our new commissary bakery in our largest residential restaurant recently opened.

The Senior Baker is responsible for providing supervision, team leadership, training and support in the production, service, and documentation of multiple baked products for multiple stations or units from a specified menu. The Senior Baker follows established timelines for bakery production as required by customer flow. The Senior Baker interacts with team members and guests in a high volume dining setting, and typically act as working supervisors for groups of Bakers and/or Assistant Bakers. The Senior Baker maintains quality through efficient food preparation methods and may prepare specialized culinary menus.


Education Requirements

Degree Requirement
Culinary Arts certificate or degree in a culinary field. Preferred


Certification Requirement
Serve Safe Food Safety Certification. Preferred


Condition Requirement
Hired candidate must successfully complete online Food Handlers Certificate Training within the first thirty (30) days of appointment start date. Required


Experience Requirement
4 years of recent experience in the preparation of high volume baking and general maintenance of a bakery or kitchen area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required
Experience in computer skills sufficient to use Excel, Word, Outlook and web based programs to prepare or input data into records. Required
Experience with training, supervising, and evaluating the performance of assigned personnel. Preferred
Experience in directing, organizing, and prioritizing workload to meet required deadlines and department objectives. Preferred
Experience in a supervisory role responsible for evaluating, scheduling, directing, and complaint resolution. Preferred

Special Conditions

Special Condition Requirement
Valid Drivers License Required
Overtime Required
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours) Required
Must be willing to work overtime as is necessary to keep the facilities running 100% and variable shifts to cover special events. Required
Must be willing to work at any dining services location. Required
Must wear University issued shirt and nametag. Required
Must successfully complete a pre-employment, post offer physical and allergen test; and background check though DOJ and FBI prior to appointment start date. Required

Minimum Requirements

Ability to read, write and perform basic arithmetic calculations and conversions.
Knowledge and expertise in a variety of baking techniques and recipes prepared for a large dining/food service program. Ability to prepare recipes of a complexity appropriate to the job level and perform multiple task simultaneously.
Ability to accurately read and understand recipes and menus, accurately estimate food inventory requirements, check production and keep records in order to accurately produce baked goods.
Knowledge of safety techniques and procedures for food preparation, storage and service.
Ability to communicate in English with skills and abilities sufficient to interact with co-workers, direct other staff, provide training to less experienced staff and students, and interact with guests. Ability to follow oral and written instructions and recipes.
Must adhere and meet the Injury Illness Prevention Program Guidelines: Work in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk. Comply with applicable policies and procedures and regulations, using personal safety gear, observing warning signs, learning about potential hazards and reporting unsafe conditions. Must be able to exert well-paced mobility of up to four (4) hours in length and stand continuously throughout an eight (8) hour shift on uncarpeted surfaces. Must be able to move 20 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally following proper safety guidelines. Must be able to stand, walk, climb, stoop, push, pull, reach and crouch for extended periods of time, as required to complete job assignments. Ability to work in temperature extremes, continuous noise and physical risks found in food service environments.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated skills in working as part of a team and collaborating with colleagues. Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Knowledge of supervisory and management principles equivalent to certificate or coursework in a supervisory development program.

Proven ability to invite information, constructive criticism, and cooperation from others.

Proven ability to work effectively in a strong service environment that is subject to constantly changing priorities.

Knowledge of and/or experience working with automated menu management systems.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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