Hampshire College, an independent, innovative, liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for food service cooks.
The food service cooks prepare food in accordance with federal, state, and college standards. Duties include preparing high-quality food items according to standardized recipes and instructions to meet production, delivery and service schedules; serving meals or prepares for delivery by using correct portioning, meeting outlined standards, ensuring that food is at the correct temperature and is attractive and tasty; using established ticket collection procedures during service when needed; and being responsible for records from area worked during service periods. The food service cooks are expected to keep refrigerators and storerooms clean, neat, and organized per health code standards; operate and maintain kitchen equipment as instructed; assist in production planning, record keeping and reporting as required; and report needed maintenance, faulty equipment or accidents to the supervisor immediately.
High School diploma or equivalent, technical certification, and two years working in a high volume restaurant, or college, kitchen are required. Qualified candidates will have a strong passion for, and the motivation to create great quality food adhering to the Hampshire College sustainability commitments. This position will require working knowledge of standard culinary units of measure, current and popular trends in the food service industry, and the ability to replicate these trends; familiarity with the operation of industrial kitchen equipment; and fine knife handling skills as well as the knowledge and ability to use numerous cooking techniques. Employees in this position will need to work in a wide temperature range. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.
These 10-month, 40 hour/week benefited positions have an employment cycle of August 1 through May 31. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/
Internal Number: 870
About Hampshire College
Education at Hampshire College prepares students to understand and participate responsibly in a complex world. Through its actions and policies, the college sets an example of the responsible and creative behavior it expects of its students. As a liberal arts college, Hampshire helps students develop confidence in their intellect, creativity, and values. It encourages their desire to be lifelong learners and their capacity to advance the cause of social justice and the well-being of others. The college fosters these attitudes through a multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum; self-initiated, individual programs of study negotiated with faculty mentors; students' active participation in original research; and the diverse communities, on campus and off, in which learning takes place. Within the college's residential community, students encounter and learn to respect difference and appreciate diversity, thereby enhancing their capacity to live together well. Through commitment to testing and evaluating new ideas and new approaches to learning, national efforts to promote inquiry-based learning and teaching, and constructive civic and social engagement, Hampshire's actions serve as models for those of its students.