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Catering Hot Food Cook

Haverford College
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 19, 2024

Job Details

Haverford College invites applications for our full-time (at least 37.5 hours per week), non-exempt, benefits-eligible Catering Hot Food Cook opportunity.

Haverford Offers Great Benefits : The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes work-from-home opportunities, automatic 10% retirement contribution to your retirement account upon eligibility (no match required), a 50% tuition benefit for dependent children upon eligibility, 14 paid holidays (including the week before New Year’s Day off), Health Savings Account contribution of $650 for individuals and$1300 for families (no match required), affordable medical plans, and a beautiful arboretum campus with walking trail and easy public transportation access. Please visit the Benefits page ( ) for more information.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Prepare entrees, soups, and side dishes for meals
  • Pre-check the production sheet to ensure that all items, in the correct quantity and quality, are available for the meal
  • May be required to instruct swing cook, and/or direct general kitchen workers and students
  • Check equipment to ensure it is available, clean, and in good working order
  • Cook and/or otherwise prepare food in accordance with the production sheet menu, correcting recipes as necessary for yield and quality after review with the manager
  • Time food preparation to coincide with starting meal hours and ensure that all food items are ready to serve at the necessary time
  • Make substitutions as dictated by meal counts and approved by the manager
  • Prepare food in small batches, when possible, to ensure freshness and high quality
  • Monitor service line to ensure proper food service utensils are available, instruct server(s) in food portion size, and decorate line for proper presentation
  • Consult with the manager to determine the use of leftover food
  • Properly store leftover food in accordance with HAACP and Serv Safe guidelines
  • Assess the quality of all food items; coordinate with the manager
  • Ensure that items on the service line are properly labeled
  • Consult with a receiver to ensure food items are pulled for the next day’s meals and notify the manager of any problems
  • Maintain proper food temperatures of both hot and cold foods (hot above 140°F and cold food below 40°F), taking corrective action when necessary; keep accurate food temperature charts, reporting problems to supervisors
  • Adhere to standards outlined by the sanitation program (ServSafe), Lower Merion Health Department, and Haverford College Dining Services
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned or directed
  • Work special events and catering functions as needed
  • Clean equipment used in the preparation of meal
  • Coordinate cleaning schedule for the kitchen with other kitchen staff and student workers
  • Complete production sheet and submit to manager
Line of Report: The Catering Hot Food Cook reports to Catering Chef Manager .

Minimum Qualifications
  • Three (3) years of experience as a cook in the food service industry or any combination of education and experience to produce the necessary skills, abilities, and knowledge
Professional Competencies
  • Ability to operate industrial-type kitchen equipment including but not limited to: meat slicer, steamer, steam kettles, ovens, cooking utensils, buffalo chopper, deep fryer, mixer, grill and range
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical functions
  • Ability to use and convert weights and measures, both liquid and dry
  • Strong communication skills to include reading, writing, following instructions, and communicating in proficient English
  • Ability to view small print in various forms (such as cash register keys, receipts, menus, and instruction sheets)
  • Must be mobile between work stations and numerous campus buildings, able to climb stairs while carrying heavy items, to bend over/pick up and lift heavy items up and down, and to work in extreme temperatures
Preferred Qualifications
  • Current ServSafe certification (training will be provided by College if Catering Hot Food Cook does not already possess certification)
  • Current Allertrain Certification (training will be provided by College if Catering Hot Food Cook does not already possess certification)
Special Requirements
  • Must be available to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays as event schedule dictates
  • This position is considered essential staff and must be available to work during inclement weather conditions.
To Apply : Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, to include a cover letter and resume by visiting . The application deadline is March 3, 2024. Application review will begin after the deadline has passed. Please email recruiting @ with questions about submitting your materials. Should the search committee be interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will hear from them directly. Finalists will be asked to provide three professional references.

Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.


Haverford College

Haverford is a leading liberal arts undergraduate college located outside Philadelphia that is known for its academic rigor, Honor Code, and beautiful arboretum campus. There is no place where students are more trusted, are more directly engaged with their education, and have more opportunity to shape their own path.

The campus has 200 acres of award-winning architecture and landscaping, more than 50 academic, athletic and residential buildings, and a nationally recognized arboretum with 400 species of trees and shrubs, a 3.5-acre duck pond, gardens and wooded areas.

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