Catering Cook (Dining Services) - 501812
Catering Cook II is primary food production staff in University Catering, which requires a high level of cooking and food presentation. Working under direction, Catering Cook II exercises some decision making. Catering Cook II prepares food for catering and commissary customers, and is responsible for maintaining high standards for food quality while practicing proper sanitation, food safety, and cooking procedures.
In the assigned unit, this position may perform some or all of the following:
- Cooks and prepares food as directed according to established recipes, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions.
- Cleans, cuts, and cooks all food products as assigned, including meat, fish, poultry, starches, and vegetables.
- Prepares appropriate garnishes; garnishes foods.
- Cleans, sets up, and breaks down kitchen equipment, appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
- Operates kitchen, line equipment and machinery according to established safety procedures.
- Incorporates unused food safely into future food production.
- Covers, labels, and dates all food products, and follows all food safety rules for proper storage.
- Sets up serving lines.
- Monitors and records temperatures of foods stored in refrigeration, in hot boxes, and on the serving line to ensure safe temperatures.
- Other duties, as assigned.
- Monitors accuracy of recipes; communicates discrepancies to production manager.
- Produces production records, as directed. Assists with production forecasts and recipe yields.
- Maintains cleanliness of the production areas.
- Washes pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment, as needed.
- Trains new employees.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
This position requires long periods of standing and walking, and the ability to lift 50 lbs., in conditions that are often, hot, humid, or cold. Must be able to safely use and operate typical kitchen tools and equipment. Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions, on occasion.
- Intermediate knowledge of culinary techniques and practices.
- Knowledge of quantity food production principles and safe food handling practices.
- Skilled in high-volume and high-quality food production and presentation.
- Skilled in using effective time management to accomplish tasks.
- Skilled in reading, mathematics, and written and verbal communication.
- Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions and procedures.
- Ability to exercise flexibility and work under pressure to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment with frequent interruptions.
- Ability to provide a high level of customer service.
- Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
- Ability to work cooperatively as a part of a team.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- High school diploma or GED.
- 2 years' experience in high volume production in hotel, restaurant, or college foodservice required.
- Previous catering experience preferred.
- Safe food handler certification preferred, or certification obtained within one year of hire. (This is dependent on the assigned unit.)
- Full-time, non-exempt position
- 8 hrs/day, 40 hrs/week. Actual work schedule will vary based on events; flexibility required
- This position is designated as essential personnel and, during inclement weather and emergency situations, is required to be available to the University as needed.
Pay Grade 2
To see more detailed salary information please review the University of Richmond's Compensation Structure.
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