Culinary Services (CS), a division of Auxiliary Services, provides meals for over 12,000 customers a day becoming an integral part of campus life and the overall college experience. CS proudly provides Montana State University students with not only a repertoire of various cuisines, cooking styles, and flavors, but a comfortable atmosphere to meet friends, study, and simply relax. The division is comprised of 2 residential dining halls, 9 retail operations, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse and Bobcat Stadium Concessions, Fork in the Road food truck, MSU Catering, Indulge In-House Bakery & Salads, and the Farm to Campus Program.
The dining halls serve over 10,000 meals per day and are open 7 days a week from 7am – Midnight providing breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Late Night Bites. Specialty dinners are served multiple times a month highlighting Montana Made, holidays and other special events, and student/parent recipes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direction of a Cook III, the Cook II actively works in the production of fresh meals for customers.
Skillfully works in display cooking areas
Positively and professionally interacts with customers
Ensures quality product is being served
Assists with directing and training staff
Assists with monitoring inventory, and keeping records
Assists with the cleaning, disposition and storage of foods, supplies, and equipment
Properly handles food in accordance with FDA food codes
Cleans areas and equipment in accordance with the sanitarian’s recommendations
Performs other general kitchen duties
And actively contributes to the team by performing other duties as needed in support of the department’s mission.
Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Experience cooking in a high volume restaurant and/or cooking multiple cuisines or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
Experience leading and/or training staff.
Experience providing excellent customer service.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
Experience organizing and timing kitchen production.
Experience with inventory control.
The Successful Candidate Will
Positively and professionally perform all the functions of the position while providing excellent customer service
Prepare a wide variety of recipes in mass quantity
Exhibit interest in the culinary arts and exercise critically good judgment concerning taste, palatability and aesthetics of food quality
Exhibit strong communication skills
Work well individually or with a team
Consistently exercise initiative and good judgment
Exhibit accurate record keeping skills
Prioritize and organize workload in order to complete tasks in a timely manner
Quickly adapt to changing priorities
Follow health and sanitation guidelines for food preparation and handling
Work effectively and efficiently in close cooperation with CS staff in a team-oriented environment
Position Special Requirements/Additional Information
This is a permanent, full-time position. If you are a student of MSU and seek a student worker position, please go to: http://www.montana.edu/comeworkwithus/
10 month positions. Shifts vary across departments, 7 days per week during the academic year. All positions are eligible for full benefits 12 months of the year.
May work evenings, weekends, long hours, consecutive days during busy periods, and occasional holidays as the school and event schedule demands.
May occasionally work outside and in inclement weather assisting with special events.
Serve Safe certified or have the ability to become certified.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Normal kitchen, cooler, freezer, dock environments.
Stationary and/or moving about for long periods of time.
Frequently moving and positioning containers/product weighing up to 50 lbs.
Occasionally moving product up and down stairs.
Bending and/or kneeling while stocking product.
Gripping handles on small kitchen utensils and other equipment.
Performing repetitive motions related to job duties.
Regular exposure to cleaning chemicals.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This position has supervisory duties?