Food Service Cook

Job description


Jackson College is seeking qualified applicants who believe in making a difference for our students and community. If you are passionate about what higher education can do for our community, think about joining our Jackson College team. We are actively involved in providing service to the neighborhoods we live in and serve. By having training and education close to home, we help support local economic development and make a positive impact on those who live here. We have competitive wages, excellent benefits, along with wonderful employee incentives! Because of our promise to Total Commitment to Student Success (TCS2), Jackson College is committed to finding innovative ways to identify and break down student barriers every day. Apply now to be a part of our family atmosphere and help start making dreams come true.

Currently we are seeking two Cooks to work in our Dining and Culinary Services Department. Under the direction of the Dining and Culinary Services Director and the Sous Chef, the Cook prepares, seasons, and cooks a wide variety meals for all food service operations, maintains a high standard of cleanliness in the kitchen, and performs related work as assigned.

Essential Functions

Please customers by providing a pleasant dining experienceAssemble, combine and cook ingredientsMaintain a sanitary kitchenAttend to the detail and presentation of each orderPlace and expedite ordersPrepare ingredients by following recipes; slicing, cutting, chopping, mincing, stirring, whipping and mixing ingredientsComplete hot meal preparation by grilling, sautéing, roasting, frying and broiling ingredients and assembling and refrigerating cold ingredientsAdhere to proper food handling, sanitation, and safety proceduresMaintain appropriate dating, labeling and rotation of all food itemsStores leftovers according to established standardsContribute to daily, holiday, and theme menus in collaboration with the team Responsible for understanding, supporting and actively demonstrating the College’s beliefs, values, mission and vision and being in agreement to be evaluated by same.Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:

  • Food preparation techniques, cooking methods, and safety and sanitation practices

  • General kitchen equipment and appliances

Ability to:

Have exceptional food presentation skillsSafely use cleaning equipment and supplies.Work cooperatively with staff and customersStrong work ethic and high energy level

The knowledge, skills and abilities required are often obtained by a High School diploma or GED, and 2 or more years of cooking experience to include food preparation, or an equivalent combination of education and cooking experience. ServSafe Certificate required.

Supplemental Information

Jackson College only accepts on-line applications though this system. For assistance with this, please call 517-796-8468.

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess (even if you are repeating it from your resume or cover letter). For instance, do not say, "See Resume or C/V." Your resume, cover letter, and if a degree is required an unofficial transcript must be attached to your application. Applications will be rejected if incomplete.

When you apply for the position, you will get to the document upload area where you will be given an opportunity to attach your documents such as your vita, transcripts, etc.. Instructions will also be found there.

The College reserves the right to request proof of degree or certification at a later date if these documents are required as part of the qualifications for the position.

Final candidates will be subject to a criminal background as part of the employment process.

If selected you will be required to complete the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Employment Eligibility Verification form I-9 and provide documentation verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Jackson College is NOT able to support Visa applications for employment at the college. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and interview process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.

A copy of Jackson College's Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report is available on the JC Campus Safety & Security website. The security report contains crime statistics for the previous three years (2014-2016) for all of our campus locations and the annual fire safety report, which contains statistics for any reported fires in campus housing units and fire safety systems in these buildings. Additionally, the report contains policies, available resources and information concerning personal safety, fire safety and reporting procedures for both crimes and fires.

Jackson College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively supports workforce diversity.




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Posted: 1/23/2021
Application Due: 2/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time