University of Buffalo - Campus Dining & Shops
  • 04-Jan-2019 to 05-Mar-2019 (EST)
  • Various
  • Amherst, NY, USA
  • 13.75
  • 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!  
$13.75hour + late night shift differentials, 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
  • All major holidays off
  • Sick/vacation time accrual
  • Health insurance & retirement


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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual's age, race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, familial status, or domestic violence victim status.

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