Cook understands and follows basic recipes primarily requiring
grilling, deep frying and assembly techniques. Produces high
quality, properly seasoned, nutritious food in a timely and
efficient manner, adhering to recipes and safety and sanitation
Washington and Lee University actively promotes a dynamic and
inclusive environment that allows students and employees of
multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work,
and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that
environment and exhibit potential for excellence in their areas of
- Prepares food items to specifications using grilling, deep
frying and assembly cooking techniques.
- Follows guidelines, policies and procedures as set forth by the
Department including uniform dress code and hygiene. Follows
ServSafe guidelines in regards to food preparation and service,
always performing job duties in a safe, sanitary and cautious
manner remembering the safety of self and others.
- Ensures that products are prepared and rotated FIFO so as to
- Set-up and clean-up of kitchen and any designated refrigerated
or storage areas. Cleans counters and floors.
- Proper labeling and rotating of all stock and product. Proper
holding and serving temperatures of all product
- Notifies Lead, Full or Part Time cook of any shortages or
- Under supervision, operates standard cooking equipment such as
mixers, steamers, toasters, choppers, fryers, ovens and
- Assists in other areas of the Department as needed and performs
other duties as assigned.
This is a 9-month position, work is full-time
during the academic year. This position will work a standard shift
of 11:45am-8:15pm, Monday-Friday.
1-2 years cooking experience in
professional Hospitality Industry with formal culinary training
preferred. High School degree or equivalent preferred. Must be
proficient in understanding and following basic recipes and have a
sound understanding of standard cooking methods and techniques, and
cuisine styles. Fast paced cooking environment requires the ability
to multi-task and meet production requirements in a timely manner.
Must have strong communications skills and be able to communicate
effectively with co-workers, management, students, faculty and
staff. Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and
provide responses in writing. Ability to use computers to read and
respond to emails and to use basic applications is also required.
Must be ServSafe certified or be certified within six months of
hire date. Occasional overtime may be required.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until
the position is filled. You will be asked to provide names and
contact information for three professional references.
External Applicants: Application instructions for external
applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here
Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday
account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here
- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working,
primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in
- Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and
- Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of
the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
- Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at
the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable
degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back
- Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or
- Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg
- Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for
sustained periods of time.
- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly
for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
- Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something
with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or
- Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to
draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or
moving objects horizontally from position to-position. This factor
is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the
substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Type of Work:
- The worker is subject to both environmental conditions:
Activities occur inside and outside.
- The worker is subject to hazards: Includes a variety of
physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts,
moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and
high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
- The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin
exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force
occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up
to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Position Type: Non-Exempt, Full Time, Benefit Eligible
$15.76 - Pay Commensurate with Experience
The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for
and new employees must provide proof of at least their
first shot prior to the first day of employment. Boosters are
required. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption
to the vaccination requirement.