Cook
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY

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SUMMARY
Assist in preparation, serving, and cleanup of meals and perform specialized duties as described below.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for fundamental cooking techniques (e.g. knife skills, sautéing, grilling, cooking, braising, etc.)

Responsible for the proper utilization of all kitchen equipment, including the setup, breakdown, safety, sanitation and proper storage

Clean and organize refrigerators, freezers and all equipment needed in work station

Receive direction from Executive Chef/kitchen management/supervisors and/or senior cook regarding daily production responsibilities, this may include working a signature station alone or with the assistance of a short order cook or student employees

Supply, cook, and/or serve customers as appropriate utilizing appropriate available equipment

Ensure the cleanliness and sanitation of work area and all equipment used on a daily basis

Confer with Executive Chef/kitchen management/supervisor as to additional duties in cleaning and food preparation

Organize and prioritize daily productions to meet time demands required

Ensure that all food is properly prepared, served and stored in refrigerator and freezer in accordance with New York State Health Codes

When given tested recipes, follow recipe as given

Maintain quality standards established by management regarding appearance, temperature, texture, taste and presentation of all products

Effectively communicate with other employees all information necessary to insure efficient work flow and timely service to customers

Perform all duties regarding cleaning or food preparation as assigned

Assist in special events/catering events when assigned

Demonstrate knowledge of food preparation sufficient to assist senior cook in preparing any menu item

Ability to speak and listen effectively with supervisors, customers, and employees of the College

Maintain a demonstrated interest in learning new ideas

Establish and maintain a high level of customer service

Assist Executive Chef/kitchen management/supervisor in filling out production records on a daily basis

Interact with customers and employees in a courteous and professional manner

Frequently check and record temperatures of food throughout the day in accordance with Dining Services Policies and New York State Board of Health Policies

Minimum Qualifications:
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or general education degree (GED); and three years work-related experience and/or training in cooking-related skills or equivalent combination.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read and interpret documents such as recipes, safety rules, operating and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine notes and supply requests.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to add, subtract, divide, and multiply in culinary weights and measurements.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
Serv-Safe/HACCP certified within one year of employment from classification date

Preferred Qualifications:
Physical Demands:
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, or those who are unable, to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach/lift with hands and arms; push/pull; climb or balance; stoop, crouch; talk, hear, taste and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds with appropriate equipment and assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Required Applicant Documents:
Optional Applicant Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter
List of Three References

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

Pay Range:
$16.44 per hour per union contract

Posting Date:
01-08-2013

Closing Date:
01-14-2013

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