Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH
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Oct 16, 2021

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Requisition ID: req3238

Job Title: Cook

Department: Hospitality Management

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Staff

Employment Status: Part-Time Professional

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation Range: $12.00 - $15.00 based on experience

Schedule: 20- 29 hours a week, Monday through Friday (occasional weekends). Both morning and evening shifts available.

The College Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation’s education and workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitivecompensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.  The City Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally. Position Summary

The Cook will work with the culinary team to prepare and produce food for various food outlets including the a la carte restaurant and banquets. The Cook will prepare and present food using proper cooking and plate presentation techniques and will set up for meal periods by ensuring that stations are set up based on anticipate business volumes. The incumbent provides meal quality and consistency by following standardized recipes. This position will work with the culinary team to create a great dining experience for our guests. This role will be responsible for ensuring proper and timely production of all foods, including but not limited to sauces, entrees, salads, and soups in accordance with menu specification. Furthermore this position will be responsible for setting up meal period by ensuring that stations are set up based upon anticipated business levels, maintain cleanliness of stations, coolers, and storage areas; and will communicate with the sous chef and executive chef any food requisitions to maintain inventory levels.

Core Competencies

Professionalism, Adaptability, Managing Work, Energy, Continuous Improvement, Quality Orientation, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Stress Tolerance, Collaboration, Work Standards



Prepares food using proper cooking and plate presentation techniques in accordance with menu specifications.  Prepares and produces all food including, but not limited to, sauces, soups, and entrees in accordance with menu specification.  Present food using proper plating techniques. Produce high quality dishes that follow the established menus.   

Works with the culinary team to create a positive dining experience for restaurant and banquet guests.  Collaborates with Chefs, Culinary Preceptors, Faculty, and other staff.  Works with and supports student interns and student employees. 

Sets up for meal periods by ensuring that stations are set-up based upon anticipated volumes.  Maintains cleanliness of stations, coolers, freezers and storage areas.  Keeps equipment and work area in cleaning and proper operating condition.  Communicates food requisition needs to maintain inventory levels

Usual Physical Requirements:

While performing duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. The employee regularly stands and walks for extended periods of time, and occasionally sits. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone, and listen. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee frequently uses hand or fingers to touch.  Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision and distance vision. Employee occasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 50 pounds when moving materials.

Working Conditions:

Restaurant environment on all three floors of the Hospitality building and occasionally in other areas on and away from campus. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of: culinary techniques and methods; technology and equipment; procedures, regulations, and standards; local, state and federal food sanitation regulations; culinary; operational knowledge of food service equipment and maintenance requirements. Skill in: verbal and written communications; maintaining good public relations; customer service; conflict resolution; general typing; application of job software programs; time management and organization; problem-solving under pressure; constantly assessing and adapting to current practices to perform a task better, faster, or more efficiently; process and performance improvement; leadership; creative abilities in a kitchen; customer service. Ability to: work in a team environment and motivate team members to sustain high levels of performance; proactively prioritize needs and effectively manage resources; learn new techniques, methods, and new ways to utilize ingredients; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors, students, telephone users and general public; think creatively to find solutions for business problems; perform complex tasks and prioritize multiple projects.

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED. Three (3) years’ experience in a professional kitchen role. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Additional Information:  If offered the position, candidate must successfully complete a background check and drug screen.


About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.


Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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