• Serving independent schools and colleges with since 1990

Prep Cook~$14.00/hr

La Jolla, California
SAGE Dining Services® is seeking a reliable, full-time Prep Server to join the team at a beautiful private school in La Jolla, CA.  School starts in mid-August. Simple culinary skill set. Great team player! 

Positions at SAGE provide competitive wages and benefits, with hours that offer a better work-life balance than those at a restaurant. We create careers, not just jobs, with significant opportunity for growth and promotion. Team Members learn SAGE Standards and enhance their skill set through extensive training in food safety, allergen awareness, and preventing eating disorders.

To get a glimpse of what a day at a SAGE venue looks like, check out our video: https://vimeo.com/340290507/19b1fa72cf


  • Full-Time
  • Sunday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
  • Occasional weekends and evenings for catering events
  • Follows school calendar 

What you'll get:

  • Benefits
  • Paid sick time
  • Uniforms, shoes and masks
  • Competitive wages, paid weekly - $14.00 per hour
  • Career growth opportunity
  • Mission-based company

What you'll do:

  • Follow from-scratch recipes
  • Follow all food and sanitation protocol in accordance with COVID-19 safe practices.
  • Use fresh and seasonal ingredients daily.
  • Assist with all daily kitchen duties & food production
  • Interact with campus community in a friendly manner.
  • Smile!!!

What you'll need

  • Cooking experience preferred
  • Exceptional customer service skills-Your smile is part of the uniform!
  • Strong work ethic in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to read recipes in English.
  • Reliability and flexibility.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Multi-tasking skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.

SAGE has enjoyed steady,organic growth for the past 30 years. We had four clients when we started, and we now serve approximately 275 independent schools and private colleges across
North America. We continue to grow and raise the bar in food service for the educational market. By sourcing local ingredients, introducing communities to new cuisines, and providing attentive service, we create exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community.

We’re using phone and video interviewing to make the hiring process safe and present as little risk as possible to you as an applicant. When you come for an in-person interview, you’ll see we practice physical distancing in a sanitized environment. SAGE follows healthcare best practices to keep our Team Members and visitors safe, requiring them to complete daily temperature and symptom checks, wear a mask at all times, and maintain physical distancing. Of course, this is food service, so our teams are accustomed to keeping all areas clean, but we’re sanitizing and disinfecting more frequently.

This job advertisement should not be misconstrued as an offer of employment or a comprehensive listing of position responsibilities/expectations.

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