University of North Texas - Cook

Jul 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Resident Dining Services Department at the University of North Texas has several unique positions available as a Food Service Worker II. These are permanent; full time benefit-eligible position that work 9 months out of the year (September to May) and employees are able to spread their pay for 12 months. Or better yet! Employees have the option to work during those, summer months and make more money!Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: * Communicates daily with cooks concerning interpretation of menus * Follows planned menus * Verifies that advance withdraws have been done properly * Reviews recipes and maintains productions schedules through proper pre-pep, batch preparation, and cooking * Follows recipes using correct products, ingredients and methods * Confers with cooking on problems recipes. Submits recipes for revision same day * Tastes product to verify quality * Assigns employees to alternate tasks when their daily routine is completed * Monitors sharing and cleaning of equipment among employees to encourage teamwork * Supervises effective garnishing/merchandising of all products throughout meal service * Verifies that dining room is clean and neat This position's responsibilities are primarily related to food preparation and is performed under the supervision of a Food Service Supervisor or a Food Service Manager. An employee in this position may direct and supervise the work of a Food Service Worker I and or student workers. The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. The successful candidate will possess one year experience in institutional or commercial food service.The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:* Ability to follow oral and written instructions* Ability to maintain records and complete forms accurately* Ability to apply mathematical concepts to complete tasks (example: collecting cash and making change.)* Strong knowledge of the care and use of food service equipment and kitchen utensils* Strong knowledge of health hazards in food preparation and service and necessary precautionary measures* Ability to perform work involving standing, stooping, lifting, and use of utensils and equipment relating to food service operations* Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed