Second Cook (multiple positions)

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Open Date10/08/2020Close DateClassification TitleSecond Cook, Sewanee DiningDivisionTreasurerDepartmentBusiness Services - Sewanee DiningFLSA StatusNon-Exempt HourlyCareer/Pay BandNE4Work ScheduleOther (list below)If Other, specify monthsFull year with periodic shutdownsFull Time vs Part TimeFull TimeAppointmentRegularIf Term, specify number of yearsPrimary Function

Employee performs semi-skilled work in preparing and cooking a variety of food stuffs for the dining hall. Works involves preparing and cooking a wide variety of food-stuffs, some of which may require special techniques and care to reduce costs and serve properly.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

•Prepares and cooks a variety of foodstuffs.
•Operates standard cooking equipment; such as mixers, steamers, toasters fryers, ovens, grill and stoves.
•Participates in kitchen cleaning work, such as washing and cleaning equipment.
•Assists in preparing entrees and dining hall menus.
•Packages and labels prepared food product
•Secures food supplies from storeroom and/or refrigerators
•Practices food safety and maintains and follows sanitation (HACCP) standards.
•As needed replaces a more experienced cook in the latter’s absence
•Assists in storeroom duties such as receiving orders, rotating stock and taking inventory
•Other duties as assigned

Judgment RequiredJudgment and discretion as to the use of established policies are required to perform the essential duties of this position.Budgetary ResponsibilityNoneMachines & Equipment Used

All standard kitchen equipment such as grills, ovens, mixers, tilt skillets, charcoal grills etc.


High school diploma or equivalent


2 years basic food service experience

Job Related Skills

Basic knife skills and food assembly


As required

Student Contact

Limited interaction with student dinners


Limited interaction


Limited interaction

Supervision ReceivedThis position works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with supervisor.Positions Directly Supervised


Positions Indirectly Supervised

Food service prep and utility

Confidential Information

Related personnel information

Working Environment

High volume kitchen production with hot cooking equipment, cold storage, sometimes slippery floors.

Some night and weekend shifts are required.

Physical RequirementsMust be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to push and/or pull objects, Must be able to lift between 11-20 pounds (Light work), Must be able to carry between 11-20 pounds (Light work)Any additional requirements specific to this position

Ability to comprehend, carry out and explain complex verbal and written instructions and/or recipes.
Must have basic math skills.
Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment PrescreeningEligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreeningNon-Discrimination Statement

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its
employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and
activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race,
color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual
orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and
genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of
the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other
protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it
operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to
and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed
to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is
respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of
civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns
so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an
incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of
university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from
harassment and retaliation.

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      Posted: 10/9/2020
      Application Due: 1/7/2021
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