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Cook 1 - Much Ado Catering

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Categories: Staff, Temporary
Department: Much Ado Catering

The Catering Cook 1 position will prepare hot and cold food in a timely manner for various special events, gatherings, and occasions as requested by our guest.

Position responsibilities

            The principal responsibilities for the position are daily meal preparation and shift production such as: display cooking, appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, entrées, salads, soups, bakery, grill, plating and presentation, garnishing, storage and safe handling of food, pulling product, and preparation.

The Catering Cook I position will also assist in production in other food service areas based on business needs. 

            He or she will prepare assigned dishes or portions of the meal according to established procedures and recipes and are responsible for cooked leftover food to be repurposed and/or properly labeled and stored.      

           He or she will perform clean-up and sanitizing of kitchen, utensils, and appliances; assist with proper storage of foods according to local health code policy. Adhere to all unit standards to include food production and equipment maintenance.      

            He or she is responsible for helping with recycling efforts as required by the health department and the College and other duties as assigned by the Head Chef of Catering       

Required qualification

            Knowledge of safe food handling practices and compliance of state health guidelines! A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a high-volume kitchen producing hot and cold food. Ability to read and understand recipes and measurements; Strong knife skills; Knowledge of various cooking techniques; Knowledge of how to utilize and clean kitchen all equipment. Knowledge of food allergies and dietary restrictions.

Preferred qualifications:

           An Associates Degree in Culinary Arts or accredited apprentice program; Serv-Safe Certified

Working Conditions

            Work in an industrial kitchen area with heavy equipment, sharp utensils and cutlery, steam tables, ovens, flat-tops, and grills. Requires the ability to lift 20-50 pounds. The area may be steamy, hot, and have exposure to slippery floors. Hours and days of work schedule varies based on business needs. Working outdoors may be required based on the needs of the business. Working in a shared kitchen with other food service operations.

 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.  Pay ranges beginning at $13.20/hr.

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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