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Late Night Cook

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Join UND's Dining team as our newest Late Night Cook! This position offers a guaranteed 40 hours per week, providing stability and consistency in your work schedule. Enjoy the peace of mind knowing you'll have steady shifts and the opportunity to accrue paid time off. Additionally, take advantage of excellent benefits that prioritize your well-being and enhance your quality of life. Embark on a rewarding journey with us, where you can showcase your culinary skills, grow professionally, and become an integral part of our vibrant community. Apply now and take the first step towards a fulfilling career with UND.

Salary/Position Classification
  • $17.00+/hour and $2 Shift Differential Hourly, Non-Exempt (Eligible for overtime)
  • $2000 Sign On Bonus
  • 40 hours per week
  • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
  • Hybrid Work Availability: No
Purpose of Position

The purpose of this position is to prepare food for service to customers following all departmental policies and procedures in a safe and sanitary manner. The position will prepare food using batch cooking and display cooking techniques. This position also works closely with training of part-time and student employees and assumes a leadership role in the absence of a lead cook.

Duties & Responsibilities

Prepares products for service to costumers

    • Prepares and cooks dishes accompaniments according to the computerized production recipes/reports.
    • Does Display/Cook-to-Order food preparation as directed.
    • Prepares menu items for assigned catered functions.
    • Creatively garnishes serving lines, buffets, and serving plates in order to make attractive presentations.
    • Uses the following equipment including but not limited to grills, meat slicer, food chopper, steam equipment, fryers, ovens, calculator and scales
    • Interacts positively with customers when display cooking and when in service areas.
    • Prepares products for service to customers

Follows the proper sanitation techniques used in the business

    • Use thermometers in the process of achieving the proper temperatures for the various products, record temperatures, and check on products being held to ensure safe temperatures, record temperatures for the coolers and freezer and advise supervisor if temperature requirements are not met
    • Use the proper procedures to clean and to sanitize the various work areas and the large and small equipment used in production.
    • Use the proper procedures in the storage of food, cover, date and label food, chill food rapidly using an approved method.
    • Follows UND Dining Services HACCP policies and procedures.

Completes required food production paperwork

    • Checks food supplies for the following production schedules.
    • Helps in the menu development of specialty menus.

Supervisory duties for part –time and student employees

    • Provides instruction for part-time and student staff assisting in assigned production.
Required Competencies
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Requires knowledge of food production and working knowledge of large quantity food service and knowledge of materials, equipment and food in business.
  • Must be able to move 45-50 pounds and stand 3 to 4 hours on their feet.
  • Ability to read and comprehend reports and basic math skills to complete reports.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to direct and lead others, work with diverse staff of students.
  • Have an optimistic attitude, willingness to learn new skills, high degree of integrity, and a strong work ethic.
Minimum Requirements
  • HS diploma or GED
  • Food production experience
  • Successful completion of a criminal history records check

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

Students encouraged to apply for student positions.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two year' experience in large-volume food production and experience with catered events
  • One year of experience in short order grill production and/or display cooking
  • NRA Servsafe Certification
  • General computer knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Progressive supervisory experience with all age groups

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