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Food Service Associate


Operated by Service Systems Associates, Inc.

SSA’s Food & Beverage Operation at The Living Desert Zoo encompasses quick-service restaurants, catered events, and a carts program that include, but are not limited to: snacks, Dippin’ Dots, bars, grill stands, catering events, and more. The Food Service Associates are responsible for providing courteous, quick, and efficient service to guests through preparing, cooking, and serving food and beverages as well as processing sales, collecting payment, upholding the safety, sanitation, and cleanliness of the facility, and maintaining excellent client relations.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Food Service Associates report to Grill and Café Supervisors, who then in turn report directly to the Executive Chef. The Food Service Associates have support responsibility for all functional managers of the unit (LDZ 35).
WORK SCHEDULE: Flexible Scheduling; Shifts are available Monday through Sunday, Days, Nights, Weekends, and Holidays.
WAGE: Competitive based on experience
WORK & BENEFIT STATUS: Seasonal, part-time

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Job Requirements:

Preferred Qualifications:

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with this job description. The General Manager reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks are performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technological developments).

Please submit a resume to David Bowes  

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