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Food Connection Student Worker

companyUniversity of Kentucky
locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/9/2024
Full Time

Job Title
Food Connection Student Worker

Requisition Number

Department Name
81026: Food Connection

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Salary Range
$10.00- $12.00 / hour

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education

HS diploma, must be current UK student

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Standing for extended periods of time; moving/carrying up to 50 pounds


Monday – Friday, days, some evenings, occasional weekends
5 – 20 hours/week depending on programming (on an as-needed basis)

Job Summary

Responsibilities include food preparation, preservation, and repurposing; catering assistance including serving, bussing, transport of food and equipment, and set-up and breakdown of events; maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen and off-site food preparation surfaces, equipment, and dishes; light office, errands, or other duties as needed.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


Possess excellent customer service skills and a willing attitude

Have reliable transportation or ability to be on time to shifts

Have or obtain a food handler’s permit from the Fayette County Health Department (Servsafe certification a plus). Funding and training for certification provided by department.

Attend orientation training

Excellent opportunity to gain culinary skills, network with experts in food related fields, experience in event coordination, and increase knowledge about food systems, seasonal menu planning, local purchasing, sustainable practices, and community outreach.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Previous cooking, food handling, or serving experience preferred but not required

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.