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Cook 1

Apply now Job no: 493657
Categories: Staff
Department: Vail Commons

The Cook 1 position at Vail Dining Commons is producing hot and cold food in quantity to service our guest 3-meals-a-day, 7-days-a-week.  This is a 12-month benefited position.

Position responsibilities

     The principal responsibilities for the position are daily meal preparation and are responsible for the shift production such as: display cooking, entrées, salads, bakery, grill, garnish, storage of food, pulling product, and preparation. The Cook I position will also assist in production in other food service areas based on business needs. 

     Prepare assigned dishes or portions of the meal according to established procedures and recipes; Responsible for cooked leftover food to be repurposed and or properly labeled and stored.      

     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, equipment maintenance.      

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

     Other duties as assigned by the Executive Chef.     

Required qualification

     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.

Preferred qualifications:

      Associates degree in Culinary Arts or accredited apprentice program; ServSafe Certified

Working Conditions

     Work in an industrial kitchen area with heavy equipment, sharp utensils and cutlery, steam tables, ovens, 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 schedules vary.  Working outdoors may be required based on the needs of the business.

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, ethnicity, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.


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