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Production Cook (FS-4)

SUNY Canton
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Nov 7, 2023

Job Details


Production Cook (FS-4)


College Association



Description of Duties

The Production Cook is responsible for taking an ongoing inventory of ingredients to ensure nothing is running low, cutting up vegetable, preparing side dishes and getting salads ready for special events and regular dining hours.

Principal Duties

  1. Prepare assigned food items. Wash and clean raw food products. Peel, dice, shred and slice food products using proper equipment.
  2. Maintain the kitchen by sanitizing prep areas before and after use and making sure that all knives and critical equipment are clean.
  3. Monitor product freshness and rotate out old product based on a predetermined schedule from dining management.
  4. Provides services to dining customers in a friendly and efficient manner.
  5. Monitor side dish ingredients and report inventory levels to the Cooks at regular intervals throughout the day.
  6. Assists with the training of new employees.
  7. Cook or serve in other areas as needed.
  8. Work with team of cooks to do portion prep work for other shifts when needed.
  9. Maintains appearance of all equipment and serving counters.
  10. Assist in setting up for catering, including setting tables and ensuring that table accessories are in place.

Lesser Duties

  1. Serves on committees as assigned.
  2. Performs miscellaneous job- related duties as assigned.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

  1. Customer/Client Focus
  2. Communication Proficiency
  3. Organizational Skills
  4. Teamwork Orientation
  5. Time Management
Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

This job entails frequent exposure to smoke, steam, high temperatures, humidity and extreme cold. There is also frequent contact/immersion of hands in water, sanitation solutions, meat products, poultry products, seafood and produce items.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and stand. The employee is frequently required to reach, bend, stoop, shale, stir, pour, carry, push and lift objects up to 75 pounds. There is substantial repetitive motion of the wrists, hands and fingers.

Required Education
  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. One year of prior food service experience
  3. Must be NRA ServSafe certified within one year of employment.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Cooking culinary classes.
Position Type and Expected Schedule

This is a full-time seasonal position (based on the academic year).

Schedule: Sunday: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm, Monday-Thursday: 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications

Review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply

Persons interested in the above position should submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to Nichole Todd at or by mail to:

College Association, Inc.
Nichole Todd, Human Resources Representative
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

College Association, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

SUNY Canton, a unit of the State University of New York, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. SUNY Canton is building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority and women candidates.


SUNY Canton

The College was originally chartered in 1906 as the first postsecondary, two-year college in New York. In 1987, the State University of New York’s Board of Trustees authorized the college's present designation as State University of New York College of Technology at Canton, more commonly known as SUNY Canton.

At SUNY Canton, students receive a career-driven education in a small, friendly and beautiful environment.

Students learn from professionals in their fields, so they may find themselves assisting a veterinarian, working in a health clinic or investigating a crime scene.

Most of the college's four-year programs integrate credit-bearing on-the-job internships, giving students a professional advantage when they enter their careers. Regardless of their major, all students benefit from our tutoring and library services which are currently ranked #1 in SUNY.

Sixteen academic majors are available completely online, for a convenient educational option. Many individual general education courses are also available online.

The campus spans acres of countryside and borders the historic Grasse River, lending itself to scenic views and plenty of room for outdoor activities. Many students enjoy the beautiful walk over the college's two footbridges spanning the Grasse River to explore downtown Canton.

The Adirondacks, the Thousand Islands, Ottawa and Montreal are all popular day trips.

SUNY Canton is one of the four colleges in the Canton/Potsdam area. The four institutions are linked by the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, a consortium which shares library services and provides cross-registration for students and staff. The Associated Colleges also sponsors a variety of educational programs and cultural events.

We believe that the employees of the college are our most important asset and their collective quality is what differentiates this institution from the rest of the State University. It is the individual, working in concert with others, who provides the quality learning and growing environment for our students. Our students are successful because of these values; the concern, the caring and personal support by faculty and staff. We believe that an investment in our people is the best investment we can make.

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