Cook ll

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Cook ll
Department Housing & Dining
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time: 9 months
Requisition Number S18328
Open Date 03/08/2018
Close Date
Salary Information

Min of $11.59/hour

Work Schedule

Basic weekly work schedule will vary, but standard work week is 40 hours per week for 9 months of the year (with a potential for summer employment).

Typical schedule is either 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The specific days of the week will be determined weekly and can include weekends.

Must be flexible.

Benefits Eligible Yes
Eligible for Overtime Yes
Position Summary

The Cook II prepares a variety of foods in accordance with menu instructions and standardized recipes; ensures that proper food standards are maintained in the areas of quality, sanitation, and appearance; maintains a clean work area, and assists with general kitchen cleaning. The Cook II performs one or more of the following specialized roles in addition to the duties mentioned above: Grill Cook, Pizza Maker, Food Prep / Sauces, Lead Dishwasher or Baker for the university campus dining operations.

Education Required No formal education
Concentration / Degree Type
Substitution for Education Requirement

Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred

- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Culinary student or culinary graduate strongly preferred.

Experience Required 1 year
Type of Experience

Related culinary experience.

Substitution for Experience Requirement

Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

Two years experience in a large volume food service operation either institutional or commercial.

License/Certification Required

Certified Food Handler’s Permit (Houston) or equivalent (ServSafe).

License/Certification Preferred

Certified culinarian within six months to one year.

Skills Required

- Able to read/write in English.
- Able to read and understand standard recipes/production sheets.
- Must be able to detect scents and discern flavors.

Skills Preferred

Familiarity with documenting HACCP log sheet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Internal / External Contacts

Frequent contact with students, staff, and faculty.

Physical Demands

- LIGHT – Exert up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally.
- Requires walking or standing up to 8 hours per day.
- Other physical requirements of the job include manual dexterity and the ability to see, hear, reach, climb, and balance.

Working Conditions

- Commercial kitchen and includes exposure to temperature extremes.
- Work hazards include exposure to chemicals, wet floors, dangerous equipment (fryers, dough sheeter, tortilla machine, stoves, ovens, knives, slicers, etc), and hot oil, steam, and water.

Security Sensitive No
Special Instructions to Applicants
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Job Duties

Job Duty Name Essential Functions
Description of Job Duty
  • Prepares and serves food items in accordance with menus and standardized recipes
  • Participates in maintaining a high degree of sanitation within the kitchen and serving area including cleaning standard kitchen equipment
  • Performs one or more of the following specialized roles for the university campus dining operations:
    • Grill Cook – prepares all food on the grill; ensures prepared food is always stocked for consumers
    • Pizza Maker – prepares, bakes, and serves a variety of pizzas per menu instructions throughout the lunch service
    • Food Prep / Sauces – assists with food preparation and production; prepares various sauces based on daily menus as directed by Cook III / Sous Chef
    • Lead Dishwasher – provides direction and supervision for dishwashers and assists in daily dish washing
    • Baker / Pastry – assists Cook III and Pastry Chefs with bakery food production
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Cook III /Sous Chef / Pastry Chef
Percentage of Time 100

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a year or more of culinary experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have the Certified Food Handler’s Permit (Houston) or equivalent (ServSafe) or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience working in a college or university environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience in a large volume food service operation either institutional or commercial?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you able to read and follow standardized recipes written in English?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * This position is required to work during and after normal work hours, to include nights, weekends, and holidays when needed. Are you willing and able to work nights, weekends, holidays and emergencies when needed?
    • Yes
    • No