University of Buffalo - Campus Dining & Shops
  • 04-Feb-2020 to 04-Apr-2020 (EST)
  • Various
  • Amherst, NY, USA
  • $14.75
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full Time with Generous Benefits Package & Annual Raises

Campus Dining and Shops at the University at Buffalo is now hiring Full-Time Line Cooks at its North Campus (Amherst) Location!  
$14.75hour benefits included, plus yearly increases based on union contract

Prepare and cook items such as omelets, made to order eggs, fresh gourmet burgers, philly cheesesteaks, breakfast items, and must be able to work in a fast paced high volume environment.  Must be familiar with and trained on how to use and clean equipment such as fryers, char-broilers, flat-tops, convection ovens.  Required to clean equipment, provide preventative maintenance on the equipment, and is responsible for maintaining a clean work space.  This position requires teamwork, communication skills, ability to read tickets, and multi-task. 

  • Minimum 2 years professional cooking experience required, including stir fry, deep frying, grilling, roasting, steaming, cold food production, and food presentation and garnishing standards
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in professional knife-handling skills
  • Experience in following standardized recipes, measure ingredients accurately
  • Experience at organizing and maintaining kitchen work stations
  • Ability to correctly identify product
  • Must be able to prioritize work and execute tasks with speed and efficiency, ability to multi-task, and work in a fast paced team environment
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English
  • Must have good communication and customer service skills
  • Must have professional appearance, demeanor, and hygiene
  • Must be able to lift 50+ lbs, and be able to walk and stand for 8 hours per day, and bend and reach as the job requires
  • Must have basic and accurate math skills
  • Must have dependable transportation
  • Regular attendance required, attendance at training sessions is required as needed


PRESENT JOB ASSIGNMENTS (Please note that these assignments are subject to change):

  • Food Preparation and cooking
  • Follow established recipes and production system, maintain production and usage records
  • Accurately prepare customers' orders and handle requests in a timely manner
  • Perform Lead Cook duties, as needed
  • Maintain high sanitary, hygienic, and safety standards and conditions, adhering to HACCP & NYS Dept. of Health guidelines. Includes cleanliness and maintenance of kitchen & equipment
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service at all times
  • Other cleaning and food service duties as requested by management
  • Assist with training new hires and student workers
  • High volume prep work included in daily duties including using knife skills to prepare recipes and complete prep work
  • General cleaning and other food service duties as requested by management as well as additional duties as assigned and requested by management


  • Consistent schedule
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Major holidays off
  • Sick/vacation time accrual
  • Health insurance & retirement


Employment offer is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check

Campus Dining and Shops is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.  Campus Dining and Shops policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment.  These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.


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