Chefs Assistant
Job Details
Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
Full Time
Restaurant - Food Service

Salary Class: Hourly, Non-Exempt

Location: Fraternity, Sorority or Café as assigned



Assist the Chef with food preparation, organization and daily kitchen operations of assigned location based on College Freshs vision and goals fresh, made from scratch food and outstanding customer service.


Essential Functions:

Under the direction of the Chef, assists with preparation of food served using established production procedures and systems.

Receive product deliveries, assist in organization of inventory for kitchen, walk-in, store rooms and dining room as directed by the Chef.

Complies with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene and health standards. Clean and stock all supplies/staples in dining area for the current meal, snacks, etc. per specific client guidelines.

Stores food properly and safely, marking the date and item following company policy and local health regulations.

Performs routine assignments such as dishwashing, mopping, sweeping, garbage removal, and other daily cleaning functions as assigned

Represents College Fresh with client, including student members, corporate headquarters, local alumni and house director or property manager on a daily basis. Provide excellent customer service in a prompt and courteous manner.


Other Functions:

Adheres to all management, client, local and state cleaning and sanitation procedures/regulations. Assists with special event meal preparation such as recruitment, homecoming, etc. as required.

Serves meals during meal service if required.

All other duties as assigned (as directed and/or agreed upon with Chef or Campus/Regional Manager).


  1. Client Focus
  2. Collaboration
  3. Time Management
  4. Organization


Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibility.


Work Environment:

This job operates in a kitchen environment, housed with equipment such as ovens, stoves, dishwashers, slicers, coffee machines, steamers, mixers and chefs knives. The employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire and noise.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 30 pounds or less.

The employee is required to stand for extended periods of time.

The position requires the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.



No travel is expected for this position.


Required Education and Experience:

1-2 years experience working in a professional kitchen or restaurant environment. 1-2 years of customer service experience.


Preferred Education and Experience

Culinary Arts courses and/or degree.


Additional Eligibility Requirements

Ability to obtain and maintain a current Servsafe Food Protection certificate or equivalent, from a nationally recognized or approved certification program.

Must adhere to policies and procedures set forth in College Fresh employee handbook.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.