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Cook (Atwater Dining)

Middlebury College
Vermont, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 18, 2024

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Cook (Atwater Dining)

Responsible for the preparation, cooking, transport, and serving of scheduled menu items according to supervisor's instructions and food production sheets. Ensures that food is properly and safely prepared, stored, and served while complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards, appropriately using supplies and equipment to minimize loss and waste.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, hourly position with a hiring range of $18.63-22.82 per hour.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Reviews production sheets and service menus to prepare appropriate food items according to recipes and in adequate volume.
  • Prepare proteins, vegetables, fruits, and all other food items for use in recipes to support the daily meal production. May prepare items for the salad bar area.
  • Prepare and cook items throughout the shift and at individual cook station according to supervisor's instructions, service menu and production sheets.
  • Work with all kitchen personnel to ensure proper quality and quantity of food produced in a timely manner that allows us to open our doors on time. Assists other cooks as needed as well as other kitchen workers and performs other duties as necessary or as instructed.
  • Before service, checks food for taste, consistency, and presentation and corrects known issues or alerts a supervisor.
  • Set up service lines with food for meal and varies food production to ensure food is fresh and proper amount is prepared so that shortages or oversupply of food does not occur.
  • Clean, sweeps and mops work areas, including counters, floors, dishes and related equipment as needed during the day and after each shift to maintain an orderly kitchen.
  • Ensure the highest standard in sanitary kitchen procedures, food preparation, and food storage.

Middlebury College is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

  • High school degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Advanced culinary training through a accredited culinary school or vocational program preferred.
  • Must be Serve Safe certified or successfully pass the exam after hire date.
  • Must have thorough knowledge of quality volume food preparation and production using accurate measurement with standard recipes.
  • Extensive knowledge of a variety of cooking methods and techniques, proper safe food handling practices, and skills.
  • 1 year of previous food preparation experience required.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Must be able to lift 10-20 lbs. numerous times during the day and up to 50 lbs. several times each day. Must be able to push and pull up to 150 lbs. frequently. Must be able to lift items above waist level. Must be able to preform numerous manual tasks and use a variety of kitchen equipment in a safe manner. Requires long periods of time standing, as well as frequent bending and reaching. Back ground check required.

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program - up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College's golf course and Nordic and alpine ski area). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:
  • MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).
  • Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Ski Touring Center.
  • Access to our Partner Inclusion Program that provides comprehensive support services to the spouses and partners of Middlebury employees.
  • A full listing of our benefit offerings can be found on our website by following this web link:
  • Or click see some of the other fun perks of working at Middlebury, whether in Vermont or Monterey!

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