Cook II

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Job TitleCook IIDepartmentHousing & DiningFull Time/Part TimeFull-Time: 9 monthsRequisition NumberS20029Open Date07/12/2019Close Date08/09/2019Salary Information

$11.50 – $13.90 an hour

Work Schedule

Basic weekly work schedule will vary, but standard work week is 40 hours per week for nine months of the year (with a potential for summer employment).

Typical schedule is either 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. The specific days of the week will be determined weekly and can include weekends. Must be flexible.

Benefits EligibleYesEligible for OvertimeYesPosition Summary

The Cook II prepares a variety of foods in accordance with menu instructions and standardized recipes; ensures that proper food standards are maintained in the areas of quality, sanitation, and appearance; maintains a clean work area, and assists with general kitchen cleaning. The Cook II performs one or more of the following specialized roles in addition to the duties mentioned above: Grill Cook, Pizza Maker, Food Prep / Sauces, Lead Dishwasher or Baker for the university campus dining operations.

Education RequiredNo formal educationMajor/DisciplineSubstitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

- High school diploma or equivalent
- Culinary student or culinary graduate strongly preferred

Experience Required1 yearType of Experience

Related culinary experience.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

Two years experience in a large volume food service operation either institutional or commercial.

License/Certification Required

Certified Food Handler’s Permit (Houston) or equivalent (ServSafe)

License/Certification Preferred

Certified culinary within six months to one year.

Skills Required

- Documents HACCP log sheet breakfast
- Able to read/write in English
- Able to read and understand standard recipes/production sheets
- Must be able to detect scents and discern flavors

Skills PreferredInternal / External Contacts

Frequent contact with students, staff, and faculty.

Physical Demands

- LIGHT – Exert up to 25 lbs. of force
- Requires walking or standing up to 8 hours per day
- Other physical requirements of the job include manual dexterity and the ability to see, hear, reach, climb, and balance

Working Conditions

- Commercial kitchen and includes exposure to temperature extremes
- Work hazards include exposure to chemicals, wet floors, dangerous equipment (fryers, dough sheeter, tortilla machine, stoves, ovens, knives, slicers, etc), and hot oil, steam, and water

Security SensitiveYes Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Posting Job Duties

Job Duty NameEssential FunctionsDescription of Job Duty

- Prepares and serves food items in accordance with menus and standardized recipes
- Participates in maintaining a high degree of sanitation within the kitchen and serving area including cleaning standard kitchen equipment
- Performs one or more of the following specialized roles for the university campus dining operations:
• Grill Cook – prepares all food on the grill; ensures prepared food is always stocked for consumers
• Pizza Maker – prepares, bakes, and serves a variety of pizzas per menu instructions throughout the lunch service
• Food Prep / Sauces – assists with food preparation and production; prepares various sauces based on daily menus as directed by Cook III / Sous Chef
• Lead Dishwasher – provides direction and supervision for dishwashers and assists in daily dish washing
• Baker / Pastry – assists Cook III and Pastry Chefs with bakery food production
- Performs all other duties as assigned by Cook III /Sous Chef / Pastry Chef

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a year or more of culinary experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have two years or more of experience working in a large volume food service operation (institutional or commercial)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have the Certified Food Handler’s Permit (Houston) or equivalent (ServSafe) or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you willing and able to work nights, weekends, holidays and emergencies when needed?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience working in a college or university environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you able to read and follow standardized recipes written in English?
    • Yes
    • No




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Posted: 7/16/2019
Application Due: 8/9/2019
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