Second Cook

Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


The Position

Bates Dining, Conferences and Campus Events oversees all student dining and is also the College’s catering provider. Staff holding a second cook position primarily work in student dining providing approximately 5000 meals per day to the students, faculty, staff and guests of the college who dine in Commons. They are also called upon to prepare items for catered events as needed. This hands-on position provides direct support for an increasingly diverse Bates College community utilizing excellent customer service skills.

As such, this position calls for someone who is able to safely, efficiently and consistently produce and present food in a high volume setting. A focus on providing outstanding customer service and exemplary organizational and time management skills are a must.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have Culinary degree or equivalent combination of education and experience desired. Serve Safe certification.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in an institutional or high volume full service food operation required with a demonstrated forward professional progression.
  • Previous experience in a high volume collegiate setting.
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly with faculty, students, staff and outside clients staying composed and friendly.
  • Commitment to customer service.
  • Exemplary organizational and time management skills are a must.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Understand and thrives in a high volume food service environment.
  • Creativity and expertise in most facets of food production.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Demonstrated commitment to practices in equity, inclusion, access and anti-racism and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.


Benefits

Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, sick leave, 10 days of vacation, 12 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

About

Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.

Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.

Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.

The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.

Application Instructions

Please submit an online application. You will be asked to provide information about your work history as well as contact information for three professional references. A resume is encouraged but is optional. This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background screening and physical.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at glexow@bates.edu.

Advertised: Jan 10 2021 Eastern Standard Time
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