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Cook 1

Apply now Job no: 494162
Categories: Staff
Department: Dining Services

New employees with a start date on or later than March 1, 2022 must be fully vaccinated when they first report to work at Davidson College. Please see the full new hire vaccination policy here.

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 food 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 Qualifications:

Minimum 3 years' experience in a high-volume kitchen; ability 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 Critical Illness insurance 
  • 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
  • Differential pay of additional $1 if work after 6 pm on weekdays and on weekends

Sign on bonus in 4 installments:

1st payment - $250  with first full pay check

2nd payment - $500 in December 2022

3rd payment - $250 in  January 2023

4th payment - $500 on May 2023

To Apply:

Apply online at https://employment.davidson.edu and attach a current resume and cover letter.  If you have work hours 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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