Cook Senior, Partial Year Schedule

Nashville, Davidson County
Jan 17, 2014


Vanderbilt Campus Dining is highly decorated, the winner of many prestigious awards in the food service industry, including Best On-Site Food Service Operation in the Nation, Best Food Service Operator, the prestigious Ivy Award, and many more. To learn more about Vanderbilt Campus Dining, please visit:
These are full-time, Partial Year Schedule (PYS) positions with benefit options. The academic year runs from August - May and the comprehensive benefits package includes competitive salary, health care plan eligibility upon hire, paid vacations, tuition discount, work-life balance, summers off, meal discounts etc.
Job Duties:
  • As assistant to the Unit Chef, the Sr. Cook will help with menu planning, inventory, and managing of supplies
  • Oversee the daily production of culinary staff
  • Demonstrate and perform advanced culinary techniques
  • Follow complex recipes and manage required food production for recipes
  • Creates and follows daily production sheet for menus
  • Taste foods to determine their quality, texture, consistency, and taste
  • Plan sequence and time of cooking operations to meet meal-serving hours
  • Report in writing the quantities of food items prepared, served and leftovers on the daily production sheet
  • Monitor and participate in the cleaning of the cooking area and equipment
  • When called upon, assist in taking monthly inventory of food, paper items and chemicals.
  • Delegate work assignments and monitor work of designated culinary employees
  • Assist in creating work schedules for culinary staff when needed
  • Responsibilities may include closing and opening kitchen
  • Maintain temperature logs and take temperatures of food regularly and record data as instructed by management.
  • Maintain quality and sanitary standards of State and City Health Departments and Vanderbilt University Campus Dining Service codes.
  • Follow all safety and sanitation standards set by Vanderbilt Campus Dining
  • Understand Vanderbilt Campus Dining Meal Plans and have the ability to explain the guidelines of the plan to students and faculty.
  • Assist in the training of food production workers, cook assistants and cooks.
  • Assist with receiving of orders.
  • Provide on the job training to new hires and student employees.
  • Work in a team-driven environment, take direction, offer direction and assist with problem-solving
  • Report to management any safety hazards and equipment in need of repair.
  • Complete all opening and closing checklists; complete cleaning lists.
Additional Information:
These are full-time, Partial Year Schedule positions.
Candidates must be available to work a flexible shift including 1st and 2nd shift hours and weekends.
The starting salary for these positions is $14.68 per hour.
Note that shortlisted candidates will be invited to perform a basic hands-on culinary test, which will include the ability to expertly and efficiently use a variety of knives.

(multiple positions are available)

Basic Qualifications

This position requires a high school graduate or GED and 5 years of experience or the equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:
Successful completion of prescribed cook apprenticeship program or other accredited cooking program and 5 years' experience as a Cook in casual dining, fine dining or catering operations.  Previous experience in ordering food and creating production lists is desired.
Preference will also be given to candidates with a current ServSafe Certification or certificate from local health department.

Job Food Service

Primary Location TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Dining Services

Organization Rand Dining Hall 175210