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At USC Auxiliary Services, our mission is to create the best USC experience for our students, faculty, staff, visitors and community members, as we provide services across our six business units (Hospitality, Housing, Transportation, Bookstores, USC Hotel and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum). Auxiliary Services works diligently to welcome all visitors into the Trojan family and we are driven to succeed by our commitment to USC’s core values. Our team is comprised of some of the very best people in our industries, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who come together to provide the best products and best service for all Trojans.

Food Production Helper

Auxiliary Services Auxiliary Services Los Angeles, California

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From fine dining restaurants to residential dining, USC Hospitality serves thousands of 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 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. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the Trojan campus count on USC Hospitality to provide a fresh, made-to-order, nourishing meal. Amidst all of the hustle and bustle of student life, our eateries are the ideal social gathering locations to grab a quick bite or enjoy a group meal. We are driven to succeed by our commitment to uphold our six unifying values in Integrity, Excellence, Well-Being, Open Communication, Accountability, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

We are seeking to build a pool for future Food Production Helper positions throughout our Retail, Residential, Full-Service Dining, and Fast Food venues.

Current openings are for these locations:

  • RTCC - Burger Crush
  • EVK
  • Fertitta Cafe
  • IRC
  • RTCC - Panda Express
  • Popovich Cafe
  • RTCC - The Kitchen
  • RTCC - Verde

The Opportunity:

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. 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!

The Accountabilities:

  • 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.

The Qualifiers:

  • Education: High School Diploma not required.

  • Experience: 1 year.

  • Expertise:

  • 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. For more information please visit

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 school Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum 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 Driver’s License may be required.

REQ20103112 Posted Date: 09/14/2021

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