Bluefield University Student Job Opportunities

Weekend Pizza

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Apron and hat will be provided and must be always worn.  Wash your hands before starting work.

Job Summary

  1. Maintain the highest standards in the following areas: (a) quality of food prepared; (b) timeliness of food preparation; (c) presentation of food prepared; (d) garnishing of food.
  2. Maintain high level of sanitation in kitchen area: (a) grills; (b) fryers; (c) steamer; (d) kettles; (e) ovens; (f) coolers; (g) floors; (h) tables.
  3. Prep and prepare pizza for the lunch meal.
  4. Assist in other areas at lunch as time allows or directed by the manager.

Essential Functions

  1. Requires occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds throughout the day.
  2. Must be able to work on your feet for the entire length of the shift.
  3. Must be able to work in extreme conditions of hot and cold (coolers, freezers, and hot equipment).
  4. Must be able to work on potentially hazardous surfaces (i.e., wet floors).
  5. Work with and around hazardous chemical solutions (cleaning supplies).
  6. Must be able to read and extend standards recipes.

Daily Schedule

  • 4:00 – 5:00 – Check production sheet to see what pizzas items are served for lunch.
    • Make sure the pizza oven and hot wells are turned on and preheated per instructions.
    • Gather ingredients to the pizza make table, making sure you have enough ingredients for lunch production. Remember to rotate products for freshness.
    • Pizza crust should be slacked and ready to braid by 4:30 pm. Braid edges of pizza per the procedures provided to you.
    • Get the first batch of pizza in the oven so it is ready to serve at 5:45 pm.
    • Pizza should be cut into 12 slices.
  • 5:00 – 7:00 – Pizza is only good when fresh, so be sure to cook progressively throughout the lunch meal.
    • When time allows, restock assist lunch cook with prep items
    • Interact with your guests in a friendly and professional manner.
    • Start pre-close at 6:30 pm, but do not breakdown anything until 7:00 pm
  • 7:00 – 8:00 – Clean pizza station
    • Prep for Sunday dinner
    • Wrap and put all pizza ingredients away

Qualification Standards

  1. Knowledge in the operation of the following equipment:
    • Ovens (Pizza)
    • Stove
  1. Ability to recognize and maintain the highest standards regarding the appearance and flavor of food served.
  2. Completion of Pioneer College Caterers Safe Food Handling training.
  3. Maintain a clean and well-organized working environment.


You will be evaluated on the quality and quantity of food/work produced daily.  A policy of clean as you go will be enforced.  Worktables, sinks, carts, equipment, and floor must be clean both during and before the end of each shift.  All guidelines outlined in your employee handbook must be adhered to.  A formal written evaluation will be performed by your supervisor twice each year.

Safety Guidelines

Observing safety rules is an important part of each job in the kitchen.  Please observe all safety posters and guidelines.  Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are available for all chemicals used in the kitchen.  Please familiarize yourself with their location.  Safety in the workplace is the responsibility of everyone.  Let us all work together to make our kitchen a safe place to work.

Do I only apply once?

  • No. Students must apply each academic year for the fall semester and submit the necessary documents.

Do I have to take the classes specified in the Associate's Degree tracks as they are listed on the information sheet?

  • No. Students may take any of the courses that are offered in a given term.

Where do I find the textbook listing, and where do I purchase the books?

  • Log in to myBU, and under the "Student" tab, you will find a list of the textbooks required (if any) for each course. Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

How long is a semester?

  • Our semesters are divided into two 8-week terms.

Is there an orientation?

  • Yes. Students can attend an orientation session that explains how to access courses, how to register for classes, and answers other questions.

Where can I find a course description?

Does the student need to take the SAT or ACT in order to take Dual Enrollment classes?

  • No. If a student decides to study at BU full time, BU is currently test-optional for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Are the classes live? Do students need to log in and participate at certain times?

  • Classes are offered online, so a student can log-on and study at their convenience and their own pace. Students have assignments due each week; you can complete your assignments at any point in time before the deadline.

Does an Early College student need to come to campus for anything?

  • No. However, we would love to have you visit our campus if you are interested in continuing with traditional on-campus study. Students who complete their associate's degree have the option to walk at our commencement ceremony.

Are Early College students able to receive Financial Aid?

  • No. However, Early College courses are very affordable compared to other options. The cost for an online Dual Enrollment course is $100 per credit hour.

How do transferring credits work?

  • Each College or University completes a transcript review in order to decide which courses transfer. Sticking to general education classes generally makes transferring credits simple. All Early College courses at Bluefield University are general education classes that should transfer to another accredited institution.

Is an Early College student considered, and treated, as a transfer student when they become a full-time college student if they have earned enough credits to be a Junior?

  • No. Since they have not graduated from high school, they are considered a first-time college student regardless of how many credits transfer. However, by transferring credits when they enroll as a full-time student, they will have to take fewer classes to receive their bachelor's degree, which shortens the length of time to earn the degree.

Can I speak to someone if I have more questions?

  • Yes. Please contact the Office of Admissions by email or you can call them at 276.326.4231


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