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Job listing closed on 1 May 2024
21 Apr 2024

Kitchen Utility

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Tempe, AZ, USA
Full Time
1+ year exp.

Position: Kitchen Utility – Full Time/Non-Exempt

Department: Nutrition Services

Reports to: Performance Chef

Location: Arizona Cardinals (Tempe, AZ)

Format: In-person

Cardinals Organizational Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is a professional football team within the National Football League (NFL). We compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division and call State Farm Stadium, in Glendale, Arizona, our home.

As one of the oldest pro football franchises in the U.S., the Club has established itself as a sport and cultural hallmark within Arizona, as well as a trailblazer for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) initiatives and firsts around the League. Our vision is to build a leading sports organization that competes for championships, drives business results, creates loyal fans, develops proud employees, and inspires hope in our community. We are relentless in our pursuit of greatness on and off the field, while positively impacting our people, our fans, and our community.

If you want to join an organization that values putting the team first, doing what is right, growing with positivity, valuing every voice, while driving performance, we would love for you to join our team. Learn more about the Arizona Cardinals and see what’s happening here.

Job Summary:

As a member of the Arizona Cardinals Nutrition Services Department, the Kitchen Utility is responsible for assisting in maintaining the overall cleanliness and sanitations standards for the training facility kitchen and meal rooms. This role is critical to the flow of service for corporate dining.

Primary Job Duties:

The Kitchen Utility will have the daily responsibilities, without limitation, to include the following:

  • Maintain an A grade level cleanliness and sanitation of all equipment utilized on a daily basis
  • Assist with corporate dining meal services to run food and plateware throughout service
  • Conduct general cleanliness and organization of areas pertaining to BOH including sweeping, mopping, taking out trash, dry storage, and walk in coolers
  • Conduct cleaning of dishware, plasticware, tableware, cooking utensils, etc. utilizing the industrial dishwasher or by hand utilizing the three-compartment sink
  • Organize all clean dishware and distribute to appropriate storage areas
  • Assist with receiving and organizing deliveries following procedures for FIFO within the facility kitchen or when observing items out of place
  • Ensure correct labeling, dating, rotating, and screening products to meet food safety requirements and the Arizona Cardinals standards
  • Adhere to guidelines for discarding or returning products that do not meet the Arizona Cardinals standards
  • Reports when the industrial dishwasher is running below safety standards along with any breakages, cleaning supply, or other issues to direct supervisor
  • Assist with food preparation, as directed by Performance Chef
  • Follow procedures for opening and closing the dish area ensuring all areas of dish station are wiped and clean including carts and walls
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education: High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Experience: Experience in food service required, fast-paced food service setting preferred
  • Knowledge of dish safety standards and operating an industrial dish machine
  • Up-to-date with all required certifications including a food handlers card
  • Experience and ability to contribute to a healthy team environment within an organization united toward the common goals of championship-level performance
  • Can communicate effectively with all individuals across the organization
  • Ability to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing priorities and meet required deadlines
  • Maintains the highest level of confidentiality and sensitivity around profession athletes in their work environment
  • Flexible schedule with availability to work on event days including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Must complete all pre-employment forms and successfully pass a background check
  • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to eight (8) hours in length
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis

Cardinals Benefits/Perks Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has developed a comprehensive benefits package that provides economic and inclusive benefits to full-time employees. The Cardinals benefits offer care, protection, and support for employees and their loved ones. The Cardinals organization encourages an environment that is conducive to living a healthy, productive, and flexible lifestyle.

Benefits and Perks include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options; effective the first day of hire
  • 401 (k) retirement option with employer match contribution
  • Paid Time Off Accruals (including sick time accruals)
  • Paid Time Off for most Federal holidays
  • Time off for Maternity, Paternity, Military, and Bereavement
  • MDLIVE: 24/7 medical support
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Care Saving Account options
  • Discounts on Cardinals gear & paraphernalia
  • Tuition reimbursement & Professional Growth opportunities
  • Daily free lunch
  • Complimentary season tickets
  • Subsidized gym memberships

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.