Culinary Associates/Cooks, UM Campus Dining

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management
Employment Type
Full Time

If you are a cook who is tired of working while everyone else is enjoying themselves, who is looking for a great work/life balance, wants one of the best benefit packages in the state, and often gets holidays off, then UM Campus Dining could be a great fit for you.

The Food Zoo is looking for cooks to work both morning and evening shifts. Mornings usually start around 6 a.m. and evening cooks are usually done by 9 p.m. There is paid vacation, paid sick time, paid holidays (11 of them!), a retirement plan, and great health insurance.

Our menus change daily so you get to work on something new every day, and opportunities exist for honing your skills and working up the ranks of the kitchen.

Don’t let your old perceptions of school lunches get in the way. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work hard and still have the time and energy to enjoy the benefits of working for a stable Montana institution.

Required Skills
  • Ability to use standard recipes and a variety of cooking techniques to prepare multiple recipes simultaneously
  • Ability to follow CBORD recipes
  • Ability to create specialized menus as needed for guests with allergies or specialized dietary requirements
  • Knowledge and experience using numerous pieces of standard food service equipment
  • Must be management ServSafe certified within one year
  • Working knowledge of standard HACCP, federal and state sanitation requirements
Minimum Required Experience
  • Culinary arts, hospitality, or foodservice management education and a minimum of two years of related and transferrable cooking experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to carry out the duties of the position
The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

Position Details

Position Title: Culinary Associate II

Position Number: 118400; 102800; NEW

Department: UM Campus Dining

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year.

Salary: $15.50/hr

Union Affiliation: FOCUS-MFPE

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Complete applications received by the ‘Priority Application Date’ will be guaranteed consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online.

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related to the stated required skills for the position. A general letter salutation such as “Dear Search Committee” or “Dear Hiring Manager” is acceptable.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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