Dining Services is now hiring culinary professionals passionate about providing outstanding hospitality to our students, faculty, and staff. We are committed to exceptional food, sustainable practices, and a team oriented, inclusive culture. We would love to meet you!
Summary of Duties:
Under general supervision of Dining Services Associate Manager, this Cook 2 position is responsible for the preparation of menu items, special menus, and catering menus. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to: developing new items annually and seasonally in conjunction with Chef/Manager; ensuring proper par stock ordering levels so that sufficient quantities of product are on hand while minimizing waste from over purchasing; developing appropriate production pars, peak meal batch cooking and off-peak a la carte cooking levels; ensuring proper handling and storage of all food products; ensuring safe and appropriate use and care of equipment, clean up, and securing of work area at shift's end; maintaining records as required and direct production area; and providing quality customer service to our guests. Must demonstrate judgment, integrity and commitment to quality in all items prepared
Two (2) years cooking experience in a large scale food service or culinary operation which includes six (6) months experience directing the work of others. Completion of course in largescale cooking may be substituted for one (1) year of experience; OR one (1) year as a Cook 1 in State service; OR equivalent education/experience.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Food Handler's Permit within 14 days of employment.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Must have, or be able to obtain with 60 days of hire, a valid driver's license.
Two to five years experience in increasingly responsible food service positions.
Multi-faceted food experience.
Experience in ala carte restaurant cooking and various international/ethnic cuisines.
Experience leading and training employees.
General knowledge of commercial grade kitchen equipment use, safety, and maintenance.
This recruitment has been reposted. Screening of applications has begun and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 9 Month
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected].
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.