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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 an Evening 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 Hourly, non-exempt (eligible for overtime)
    • Temporary $2.00 shift differential
  • 40 hours per week
  • Dining service provides uniforms, shoe vouchers and launders the uniforms in addition to One Free Meal Per Shift!
  • 100% Remote Work Availability: No
  • Hybrid Work Availability: No

$2000 sign on bonus to be paid after successful 6-month probationary period!

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 the training of part-time and student employees and assumes a leadership role in the absence of a lead cook.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • 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 the 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
  • Stay current on sanitation techniques and processing affecting the work
  • Prepares and cooks dishes and accompaniments according to the computerized production recipes/reports
  • Does Display/Cook-to-Order food preparation as directed
  • Garnishes serving lines, buffets, and serving plates to create attractive presentations
  • Uses the following equipment including but not limited to: grills, meat-slicer, food-chopper, steam equipment, fryers, ovens, calculator, and scales
  • Prepares food to meet all meal deadlines and maintains the highest quality and freshness possible using progressive cooking techniques Responds to customer questions and concerns appropriately and accurately
  • Prepares products for service to customers
  • Follows the proper sanitation techniques used in the business
  • 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
  • Assumes leadership of production area in absence of lead cook
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
  • Ability to read and comprehend reports and basic math skills to complete reports.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to direct and lead others
  • Have an optimistic attitude, willingness to learn new skills, high degree of integrity, and a strong work ethic
Minimum Requirements:
  • HS Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 18+ years of age
  • Food production experience
  • Requires knowledge with computers and software programs
  • Successful completion of a Criminal History Background 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.

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

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