Best Friends Animal Society
  • 513- Cafeteria
  • Kanab, UT, USA
  • Hourly
  • Temporary

Join Best Friends and turn your career into a labor of love. The benefits package is one of the best! Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Child Care reimbursement, Pet Sitting reimbursement, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, PTO, Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, 401K, Staff Discounts, and Best Friends Wellness & Fitness Center. We also have some very unique perks, such as discounted veterinary care, the opportunity to bring pets to work, and our onsite cafeteria serves healthy vegetarian food.

This is a full-time temporary position

Position: Restaurant Co-Worker
Reports to: Cafeteria Manager
Location: Kanab, Utah

Best Friends Animal Society is committed to hiring the best of the best because we are devoted to developing our people personally and professionally. Curious, enthusiastic, professionals thrive at Best Friends! We love our work and we are dedicated to our mission. The only way to reach our goal to Save Them All® is through the work of our people and caring for our people and guests is Hospitality Services top priority. We are looking for our next bright & energetic addition for the team.

Position Summary: Committed to creating and preparing quality, healthy vegetarian and vegan lunches as well as participate in occasional on and off-site catering functions, workshops and special dinners sanctuary-wide for all employees, volunteer, founders and visitors.


  • Participate in all food preparation and handling.
  • Serve all guests during peak lunch period properly; including bussing and pre-bussing tables, refilling drink options when applicable, and keeping dining room area clean.
  • Keep buffet, salad bar, and drink area well stocked and clean at all times.
  • Wash dishes.
  • Participate in all around cleaning and deep cleaning.
  • Work on and off site catering functions when needed.
  • Be able to operate register properly with no shrinkage during lunch period.
  • Handle and operate all kitchen equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Comply with all health codes and inspections.
  • Must be able to work weekends including Sundays, and some evenings.
  • Assist other team members with their work
  • Identify improvement to tasks
  • Bring any issues immediately to Hospitality Services Manager's attention.
  • Keep abreast of BFAS current news by checking personal email daily. Basic computer skills required.
  • Engage in a safe, healthy, and positive work environment.
  • Other duties as assigned by Hospitality Services Manager. 

Skills and Experience:

  • Education: High School diploma.
  • Experience: None needed; will train the proper person.

Other requirements:

  • Outgoing positive personality and communication skills. The ideal person for this job would be a team player, personable, professional, and able to get along well with a wide variety of people.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and enjoys handling a variety of tasks.
  • Previous related experience preferable, but will train the right person.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and qualify for BFAS insurance.
  • Must be willing to work weekends and holidays
  • Demonstrates personal accountability to ensure that all responsibilities are completed effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Accurate, appropriate, clear and concise written and verbal communication skills. Strong listening skills.
  • Basic computer skills required. Must be able to use email and navigate pdf, word, and excel documents. Also need to be able to complete forms, save, and send as attachments to emails.
  • Able and willing to professionally advocate Best Friends position on issues. 
  • Must be willing to cross-train in housekeeping department. 
  • Must be willing to obtain and pass food safety permit before work can begin. 
  • Must be willing to cross-train in housekeeping department.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely lift 40 pounds.
  • Must be able to work out of doors in all weather conditions, with temperatures ranging from below freezing to above 100 degrees.
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical activity on a daily basis, including, but not limited to: climbing up and down ladders, lifting and carrying, reaching, stooping, squatting, cleaning and bending.

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.

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