University of Buffalo - Campus Dining & Shops
  • 04-Jan-2019 to 05-Mar-2019 (EST)
  • C3
  • Amherst, NY, USA
  • 15.80
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full Time with Generous Benefits Package & Annual Raises

Campus Dining and Shops at the University at Buffalo is hiring a Cook I to join our team.

The Cook I position is a Full Time Union position.  This position pays $15.80/hour, offers a set schedule, benefits package, plus yearly increases



  • Minimum 5 years high-volume professional cooking experience required, including: thickening techniques, soup and sauce classification and production, saut, stir fry, pan frying, deep frying, grilling, broiling, roasting, steaming, braising & stewing, cold food production, and food presentation and garnishing standards.
  • Knowledge of equipment used in high-volume kitchens including grills, deep fat fryers, alto shams, etc
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in professional knife-handling skills.
  • Experience in directing work assignments of support staff in cooks' area
  • Experience in following and extending standardized recipes
  • Experience at organizing and maintaining kitchen work stations
  • Experience in maintaining production and usage records
  • Experience in safe food handling, preventing food-borne illness, and sanitation techniques
  • Ability to correctly identify product
  • Must be able to prioritize work and execute tasks with speed and efficiency.
  • Regular attendance required.
  • Must be, or become, ServSafe certified (attend required class and pass test)
  • Must be able to read and write English.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and be able to communicate well with customers and management
  • Must have professional appearance, demeanor, and hygiene.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds, and be able to walk, stand, bend and reach as the job requires.
  • Must have basic and accurate math skills, and be able to pass hands-on practical cooking test


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

  • High volume food preparation and cooking, following established recipes and production system
  • Is the point person to communicate with production manager on pars, recipes, & progress of the kitchen
  • Maintain production and usage records as required
  • Maintain high sanitary, hygienic, and safety standards and conditions, adhering to HACCP & NYS Dept. of Health guidelines. Includes cleanliness & maintenance of kitchen & equipment.
  • Direct work assignments of support staff in cooks' area and train student workers
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service at all times.
  • General cleaning, stocking and other food service duties as requested by management


  • 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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