Department: Campus Services
Prepares a wide variety of foods in large volume production quantities. Assists in providing guidance to other employees in the performance of their duties. Responsible for preparing and/or directing the preparation of food to be served complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards while following established food production programs and procedures.
- Operates standard institutional cooking and food preparation equipment in the preparation of food serving.
- Prepares, cooks and coordinates the preparation of hot and cold menu items by following standard recipes, production specifications and scheduled serving times.
- Coordinates efficient work flow and instructs others in the proper use of equipment and utensils.
- Maintains records of work performed, food temperatures and ingredients used, prep lists, SLWs, yield reports, and recipe modification documentation; performs basic mathematical calculations and records information as needed.
- Maintains clean and sanitary work, kitchen and dining areas and observes strict safety rules.
- Maintains all food items at proper temperatures as instructed; follows the Ohio Revised Food Code for food safety to maintain health and sanitation standards.
- Maintains surfaces, utensils, and equipment in a clean and serviceable condition.
- Responds to client requests for service, special diets, as well as other information in a friendly, professional, and helpful manner.
- Maintains high quality of food prepared and served (including timed and batch cooking principles) to assure products are ready for continuous service.
- Assists with providing guidance and training for the Assistant Cooks. May instruct Assistant Cooks in proper use and care of institutional cooking and food preparation equipment.
- Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
High School diploma or GED.
Required External Candidate Experience: One-year cooking experience in a full-service food service operation or two years’ experience in other food service operation.
Required Internal Candidate Experience (internal experience requirements considered comparable to experience level required for external candidates):
- Six months in a Food Service Assistant or Assistant Cook role (at a Miami University Food & Beverage Operation within the last 2 years) and
- Ability to complete & submit experience log representing 300 hours of hot food preparation and
- Ratings of 1 or 2 in each “overall” score in all six core categories of competency scorecard
Constant standing. Frequent stooping, pushing, pulling, walking and simple grasping. Considerable bending, squatting, twisting, and use of motor skills that require firm grasping, and fine manipulation. Minimal sitting and climbing. Occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. Minimal lifting of and carrying/transporting materials weighing up to 35 pounds. Minimal overhead lifting up to 25 pounds.
Somewhat disagreeable working conditions due to exposure to either high or low temperatures. Some element of personal risk due to hot surfaces, wet surfaces and cutting equipment. A few occasions of outdoor event service.
- Food Safety Level 2 Certification
- Certificate or Degree from a Culinary Arts Program
- Ability to taste, smell, and visually differentiate colors
- Ability to read, write, and clearly communicate English
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers. Ability to work with ratios. Ability to read and write simple sentences (including recipes, labels, schedules, and memos). Knowledge of basic food preparation techniques including sautéing, display cooking, deep frying, grilling, roasting, baking, and steaming; ability to weigh and measure ingredients; ability to properly use knives and standard kitchen equipment; knowledge of storage and handling; ability to understand and follow directions; ability to communicate information so others will understand. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes meeting quality standards and evaluation of those standards. Ability to prioritize and work independently with appropriate amount of supervision. Knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment proper usage, including knives. Must be able to evaluate information to determine compliance with standards, provide information to supervisors, co-workers and subordinates; ability to inspect equipment or materials to identify the cause of problems or defects; ability to develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, accomplish work and meet deadlines; ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
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