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Catering Cook II- HIRING NOW!!

Location:Amherst, NY
Salary Range:10.95 + .75/hr pay increase after 90 worked days (probationary period)
Benefits:Yes, union position
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Campus Catering
Schedule:Must have open availability including days, nights, and weekends based on business needs

Schedule varies.  Must be available days, evenings, and weekends, with hours changing weekly. Typically shifts are between 6am and 9pm.

Must have high-volume/banquet/catering cooking experience.

Prep work and cooking for catered events. Duties include cooking specialty foods, under constant pressure to prepare meals quickly while ensuring quality is maintained and safety and sanitation guidelines are observed.

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

•·         High volume food preparation and cooking, following established recipes and production system

•·         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

•·         Cross-train in other areas as needed and train student workers

•·         Directs work assignments of support staff in cooks' area in absence of Cook I

•·         Demonstrate excellent customer service at all times

•·         May be required to drive company vehicle

•·         General cleaning and other food service duties as requested by management


•·         Minimum 3 years professional cooking experience required, including: thickening techniques, soup and sauce classification and production, sauté, stir fry, deep frying, grilling, broiling, roasting, steaming, braising & stewing, 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

•·         Experience at organizing and maintaining kitchen work stations

•·         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 able to read and write English.

•·         Must be able to communicate well with customers and management.

•·         Must have excellent customer service skills.

•·         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

•·         Must pass written and hands-on practical cooking test

•·         Must have dependable transportation and a valid New York State Driver's License


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin

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