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Cook I

Apply now Job no: 493851
Categories: Staff
Department: Dining Services

Davidson College is requiring new employees hired into jobs posted after August 1, 2021, and all employees with a start date on or later than September 1, 2021, to be vaccinated to help protect the health and safety of our community. New employees will be required to submit proof of at least the first dose of a vaccine on or before their start date and proof of full vaccination no later than 5 weeks after their start date.  Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.


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The Cook I position at Vail Dining Commons is producing hot and cold food in quantity to service our guests 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.

Benefits include –

  • Meals provided during your work shift
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Cancer insurance available
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Paid sick and vacation days
  • 11 paid Holidays
  • Closed for most major holidays, allowing team members to have time with family and friends.
  • Access to Campus facilities – fitness center, Lake Campus, Free home game sports tickets
  • Discounts at many local business


To Apply

Apply online at 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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