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Cook I - Lead Prep Cook

Apply now Job no: 492703
Categories: Staff
Department: Union Cafe

Davidson College Dining Services is hiring a Lead Prep Cook to produce menu items for service to students, faculty, and staff members in a busy retail dining facility on campus. This is a 40 hours per week, 9-month position (Academic year: mid-August through mid-May) which is eligible for regular benefit programs.

Basic Function:

Responsible for preparation and maintaining par levels of assigned food products using standardize recipes and techniques for service in college retail dining unit.

Essential Functions:

Food Prep- All food preparation work for assigned food items and weekly specials 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 be compliant with all sanitation requirements of the state. Proper cleaning of assigned areas on a regular basis.

Purchasing/Stocking- Assist in the food ordering process and stock deliveries 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 received and must monitor incoming deliveries for spoilage, mold, dented cans, broken packaging, discoloration etc.

Line Cooking-May be required to work a station on the cook line as needed to prepare menu items to order for customers.


High School diploma or equivalent.

Verifiable experience that is relevant to the functions of the position.

Knowledge of sanitation standards and procedures in food service and knowledge of at least 2 major cooking areas is preferred. Creative experience in specials and recipe development highly preferred.

Reports to: Café Manager and Café Supervisors

Working Conditions: Work in industrial kitchen with heavy equipment; sharp utensils and cutlery; steam tables and ovens; requires ability to lift 20-50 pounds. Area may be steamy and hot with exposure to cold storage.

Apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu and attach a current resume.

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.

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