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Cook I

Apply now Job no: 493217
Categories: Staff
Department: Vail Commons

The Cook I position is a 12-month full-time benefited position that produces hot and cold food based on events scheduled 7-days-a-week.

Position responsibilities:

The Cook I is the principal cook for daily meal preparation and is responsible for the event production such as: prep cooking, entrées, salads, bakery, grill, garnish, storage of food, pulling product, and preparation. The Cook I position will also assist in production to other areas on campus such as VAIL Commons , The Café, and the Wildcat Den based on business needs. 

Prepare assigned dishes or portion of meal according to established procedures and recipes; Responsible for cooked leftover food to be utilized, stored.      

Perform clean-up of kitchen, utensils and appliances; assist with proper storage of foods according to health code policy. Adhere to all unit standards to include food production, equipment maintenance.      

Responsible for helping with recycling efforts as required by the health department and the College.    

Assist with food set-up for daily and catered events.       

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Chef.      

Required qualifications: 

Minimum 3 years’ experience in a high volume kitchen able to produce hot and cold food; knowledge of safe food handling practices and ensure compliance of state health guidelines.  Ability to read and understand recipes and measurements; Strong knife skills; Knowledge of various cooking techniques;  Know how to utilize kitchen equipment and clean equipment.  Must have ability to communicate and follow instructions in English, both orally and in writing.

Preferred qualifications:

Associates degree in Culinary Arts; ServSafe Certified

Working Conditions

Work in industrial kitchen area with heavy equipment, sharp utensils and cutlery, steam tables, ovens and grills. Requires ability to lift 20-50 pounds. Area may be steamy, hot and have exposure to slippery floors. Hours and days of work schedule vary.  Working outdoors may be required based on needs of the business, which can include: cooking, harvesting of herbs and vegetables in our garden, and catering.

To apply:

Apply online at https://employment.davidson.edu and attach a current resume and cover letter.  If you have work hour or day restrictions, please indicate in your cover letter what the restrictions are.

At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community.  In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.


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