Third Cook, Central Kitchen - Dining

Job description


An open position exists in Tufts University Dining Services reporting to Central Culinary Manager of the Central Culinary Support. This is a full time, Academic Year position providing customer service and culinary support for a retail dining operation.

Job Summary:

The Third Cook will prepare a variety of menu items for service following established preparation guidelines and department recipes in quantities forecasted and planned in advance by management using several different cooking methods and a variety of food preparation equipment.  S/He will complete all assigned work to meet meal service deadlines and will follow all department standards for quality and sanitation. S/He will prepare food products in customer service areas and will interact and serve customers in a friendly and courteous manner. Demonstrated ability to successfully meet all proficiency standards, including timeliness, accuracy & quality as determined by management. S/He will have a demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision in a logical, efficient and productive manner. S/He will have a pleasant demeanor with people and an understanding of good customer service. 

The Third Cook will be willing to learn and take direction from management and other culinary professionals. Will execute opening and closing duties as assigned. In addition to cooking responsibilities the Third Cook will be responsible for the cleaning, sanitation and general up keep of food preparation equipment and station, the proper implementation of food safety guidelines and the accurate completion of service records.  Must demonstrate the ability to work under periods of fast pace and high pressure.


Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum one year of cooking experience using griddles, deep fat fryers, pizza ovens and char broilers to prepare a wide range of products to order. 

  • Must be able to operate a Flat Top Griddle, Deep Fryer, Char-broiler, Steamer, Foodservice Meat Slicer, Industrial Mixer, Pizza Oven, Vacuum Sealer, Tilt Kettle, Food Processor, Buffalo Chopper and any additional foodservice equipment required. 

  • Must possess excellent knife skills & demonstrate solid understanding of foodservice terminology. The qualified candidate will have demonstrated ability to work with little supervision in a logical, efficient, and productive manner. 

  • Must speak and understand English and be able to follow both written and verbal directions precisely. High School diploma/GED preferred.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Dining
Organization: Central Kitchen and Bakery
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Part-time
Job Posting: Aug 19, 2019, 7:43:20 AM




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Posted: 8/21/2019
Application Due: 11/19/2019
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