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Cook II at Vail Commons

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Categories: Staff
Department: Dining Services

Cook II - Vail Commons

Cook II is responsible for all tasks related to the production of all hot and cold food at Vail Commons. Vail Commons is an all you care to eat facility, which  serves 3-meals a day, 7-days a week. We offer prepared to order items, self-serve and served options to students, faculty, staff, and guests 7 days a week. 

The Cook II position is an entry-level foodservice position requiring little foodservice experience. While experience is preferred, we are willing to train a person with no experience who wants to learn the business and is dedicated to the success of our program. 


Cooking:  Preparation of menu items as they are ordered. Food is cooked based on properly assigned methodology, cooked to correct temperature, finished to recipe specifications, and delivered to the customer in a timely, helpful and friendly demeanor. Practice of proper portioning according to recipe specifications. Must be versed and seek compliance with all sanitation requirements of the state. Proper cleaning of assigned areas on a regular basis.

Food Prep:  All food preparation work for assigned station as well as any additional prep work assigned by supervisor. Food must be prepared according to recipe specifications and done within the boundaries of financial responsibilities. Must use proper knife skills and work within state safety guidelines. Must be versed and seek compliance with all sanitation requirements of the state. Proper cleaning of assigned areas on a regular basis.

Station Setup/Breakdown:  Turning on/off equipment, set up/breakdown of station, to include all food items, utensils, sanitation buckets, etc. Proper cleaning of assigned areas on a regular basis. Must be versed and seek compliance with all sanitation requirements of the state.

Stocking:  Put stock away and stocked in a safe and orderly manner. Food must be monitored and stored according to state laws with temperature and proper positioning in mind. Food must be rotated and pulled with oldest date in mind. Responsible for watching quality of the food and must have an eye out for spoilage, mold, bent cans, broken packaging, discoloration etc.

Communication:  Responsible for communicating on a regular basis any inconsistencies within the unit or as it relates to operational performance to the supervisor. On-going feedback with the supervisor to eliminate mistakes and improve efficiency of operational procedures. Must relay scheduling conflicts, call outs in a timely manner, and any issues that are interfering with personal performance.  

Policies and Procedures/Special Projects:  Commitment and adherence to all policies and procedures from our handbook in Dining Services and Davidson College. Special projects assigned by the unit supervisor. Adherence to all safety policies and procedures of Davidson College and the local, state, and national authorities.

Required qualifications:

  • High School diploma or Equivalency

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of proper cooking techniques/methods, ability to operate kitchen equipment efficiently.
  • Vocational or technical training in Culinary Arts and knowledge of sanitation standards and procedures in food services.  
  • ServeSafe Certified.

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

You may apply for this position at .  You will be required to attach a current resume.

Davidson College is a highly selective, independent liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina. Current enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.  Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college's mission.

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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