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Middlebury College

Posting Number: S01604

Position Summary:
***New hires for this position will be eligible for a $750 sign-on bonus at the completion of 180 days of employment
The Retail Food Cook will prepare a variety of menu items for service following established preparation guidelines using a griddle, char broiler, deep fat fryer and pizza oven to prepare food to order within forecasted and planned amounts. He/she will complete all assigned work ensuring high quality and timely meal preparation and following all standards of quality and sanitation. The Retail Foods Cook will prepare food products in customer service areas serving and interacting with customers in a friendly and courteous manner. He/she will assist members of the culinary team with executing meal service and be willing and able to take direction and guidance from more senior cooks.

Essential Functions:
<b> Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.</b>


* Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.

* Prepares food according to food handler’s guidelines and assumes 100% responsibility for quality of products served.

* Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.

* Cooks only items generated from the restaurant point-of-sale system.

* Complete time and temperature logs daily.

* Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure a smooth service period.

* Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.

* Handles stores and rotates all products properly.

* Work on various catering events as directed from the lead cook or the retail managers.

* Completes required tasks within assigned time frames.

* Tracks and reports any food waste.

* Assists in food prep assignments during off-peak periods as needed.

* Must have working knowledge of cooking procedures and food preparation.

* May on occasion, serve alcohol to a diverse population. Sale of such alcohol must conform to a laws set forth be the Vermont DLC. Must past certification course from DLC of Vermont.


* Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, convection oven, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.

* Maintain a clean, neat and safe workplace


* Assist cashier in assembling customer’s.

* Interacts with customers, and resolve problems to assure customer satisfaction

* Demonstrates the “Just Say Yes” behavior by taking care of customer needs


* Interact with co-workers in a diverse workforce

* Work with a variety of student groups and student workers to help in fund raising events and delivery programs


* Opens and/or closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations and assists others in closing the kitchen.

General Responsibilities:
* Preps vegetables, fruits, and food items for use in prepared salads, catered events and stocks items for the salad bar area. Prepares all dressings for the salad bar area.

* Ensures that vegetables are properly cut and stored to maintain freshness.

* Maintains a clean and sanitary work area and uses proper precautions to ensure fresh and clean product.

* Assists cooks, kitchen workers and performs other duties as necessary.

* Performs other duties as assigned to assist the department in obtaining and maintaining its mission.


High school diploma or GED preferred.

Safe Serve Food Service Sanitation Certificate will be administered during training period.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* The Retail Foods Cook will be expected to continue to develop his/her culinary skills though a demonstrated commitment to grow and become increasingly versatile to the unit and organization.

* Minimum three years of experience as a cook.

* Minimum three years of experience or training in cold food preparation, food storage and shelf life, basic kitchen work, with knowledge of food service cleanliness and sanitation standards.

Physical Demands:
This is a physically active job in a kitchen environment. Incumbent will experience long periods of standing on a hard floor; working with commercial kitchen institutional equipment; and fluctuations in work flow, temperature, and noise level.

Must be able to work shift on your feet and perform frequent arm movements.

The employee in this position will often be required to lift or carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds, and push or pull carts weighing up to 50 pounds frequently. Must be able to lift and/or carry 10-20 lbs. numerous times each day. This job requires bending and reaching activities. Must be able to perform numerous manual tasks and use a variety of kitchen equipment in a safe manner.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here:

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Middlebury is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, Middlebury recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. Middlebury also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.

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Middlebury is one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. It offers its students a broad curriculum embracing the arts, humanities, literature, foreign languages, social sciences, and natural sciences. Middlebury is an institution with a long-standing international focus, a place where education reflects a sense of looking outward, and a realization that the traditional insularity of the United States is something of the past. We seek to bring to Middlebury those who wish not only to learn about themselves and their own traditions, but also to see beyond the bounds of class, culture, region, or nation. Indeed, the central purpose of a Middlebury education is precisely to transcend oneself and one's own concerns. This transcendence may come for some through the study of other cultures; for some through the study of the environment; for others it will come through inquiry into such fields as physics or philosophy, mathematics or music.

Middlebury's undergraduate college is enriched by its other programs. Every summer, the main campus in Vermont is transformed into an institution single-mindedly devoted to the study of nine foreign languages and cultures, and the use of English is virtually banned for the participants, among whom are many Middlebury undergraduates. In the Green Mountains lies Middlebury's Bread Loaf campus, where for six weeks each summer the Bread Loaf School of English is in session. This is followed by the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, which brings together 200 authors and aspiring authors for 11 days of intensive exchange about the art of writing. The Bread Loaf School of English is in session each summer not only in Middlebury but also at Lincoln College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom; at St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

There is also an overseas dimension to Middlebury College. The C.V. Starr-Middlebury Schools Abroad are located in Belo Horizonte, Berlin, Bordeaux, Buenos Aires, Concepción, Córdoba, Ferrara, Florence, Getafe, Guadalajara, Hangzhou, Irkutsk, La Serena, Logroño, Madrid, Mainz, Montevideo, Moscow, Niterói, Paris, Poitiers, Santiago, Temuco, Tucumán, Valdivia, Valparaíso, Xalapa, and Yaroslavl. These schools enroll more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students who seek to further their foreign language skills and immerse themselves as fully as possible in the host culture through academic study as well as direct experience.

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