Cook - (Food Service Specialist - 9mth)

Employer
University of North Texas
Location
Denton
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Cook - (Food Service Specialist - 9mth)

Department:

UNT-Dining-Residential-163720

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

It’s About the Food. As the largest self-supported food service department in North Texas, UNT Dining Services offers 5 Dining Halls, 20+ retail venues, an upscale dining restaurant, a hydroponic garden, a central scratch bakery, and catering service—all led by professionally-trained chefs and hospitality experts. UNT is recognized as a national leader in university dining due to the department’s innovative, trendsetting approach to foodservice and award-winning culinary talent. UNT operates Mean Greens Café, the nation’s first 100% vegan collegiate Dining Hall, and Kitchen West, Texas’ first and only university Dining Hall Certified Free From™ the Big 8 Food Allergens and Gluten Kitchens with Confidence. In early 2021, UNT opened its first standalone Dining Hall, Eagle Landing, inspired by urban food halls and home to seven unique restaurant concepts, all available for a single Meal Plan swipe. UNT was named No. 2 in the nation as a college with the best food by Delish.com, and is also the recipient of the prestigious Loyal E. Horton Award and Vegan Recipe Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services. As a founding member of the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, UNT contributes to groundbreaking research on plant-forward diets, food waste reduction, and consumer food choices while accelerating the implementation of the Menus of Change Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus.

Position Overview:

To provide high quality of items on serving line throughout each meal service. This includes each item prepared daily. Maintains proper temperature of foods. Uses a thermometer to check temp for each item served per Food Department policy.

Minimum Qualifications:

One year experience in institutional or commercial food service.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• 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).
• Knowledge of the care and use of food service equipment and kitchen utensils.
• Knowledge of health hazards in food preparation and service and necessary precautionary measures.
• Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Food Service Cooking Experience.
  • Great Work ethics.
  • Eager to excel and grow with our exciting UNT Dining operations.

Work Schedule:

Hours May Vary

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Food Service Specialist - 9mth

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

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Has a perfect attendance record; arrives prepared to begin work at scheduled starting time daily.

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When absent or tardy, calls manager or supervisor prior to shift beginning as outlined in Food Department policy.

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Does not have excessive absenteeism in accordance with Food Department policy.

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Employee always wears a clean and neat uniform which includes name tag and skid-resistant shoes.

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Exceeds grooming standards as defined in Food Department policy on a daily basis.

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Tastes products to verify the quality of each item served for each meal period daily.

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Monitors and assures the quality of items on the serving line throughout the meal service. This includes each item prepared daily.

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Maintains the proper temperature of foods. Uses a thermometer to check temp for each item served per Food Department policy.

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Follows all HAACP guidelines as they relate to specific job responsibilities.

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Contributes to the success of the department by using positive statements about the Food Department and coworkers.

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Portions food items according to recipe instructions or unit manager.

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Proactively seeks additional work and responsibilities.

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Performs additional work without being instructed to do so.

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Produces high-quality work with exceptional efficiency at each meal daily.

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Often completes tasks ahead of schedule.

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Is effective and friendly in communication with team members and customers.

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Takes ownership and satisfies customers, fellow team members, and management needs and concerns.

Posting Number:

S2171P

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/46838

Organization

Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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