The Cook Assistant (prepcook) supports the culinary staff in a variety of functions. Thisposition washes and cuts meats and vegetables, prepares a variety ofingredients for cooking, monitors inventory and waste levels, provides serviceto guests, and maintains the kitchen to ensure that it is sanitized bycleansing areas before and after use and making sure that equipment and knivesare clean.
VanderbiltCampus Dining takes pride in the culinary creations served from our kitchens. OurDining program is highly decorated, the winner of many prestigious awards inthe food service industry, including Best On-Site Food Service Operation in theNation, Best Food Service Operator, the prestigious Ivy Award, and many more. Wehave 4 main dining centers, 10 restaurants and cafes, 5 conveniencestores, and we employ over 350 employees.
Follow written production sheets and recipes
Complete production and waste sheets as assigned
Lead by example and follow customer service standards outlined in the employee handbook.
Works in a team-driven environment, takes direction, delegates tasks and assists with problem-solving
Understands Vanderbilt Campus Dining Meal Plans and has the ability to explain the guidelines of the plan to customers
Safety and Sanitation:
Maintains quality, safety and sanitary standards of State and City Health Departments and Vanderbilt Campus Dining codes
Maintains clean and orderly work area and complete other general cleaning duties
Reports to management any safety hazards and equipment in need of repair
Profile of an IdealCandidate
Ability to read Vanderbilt Campus Dining documents with or without accommodations
Basic recipe preparation and/or execution to include basic culinary language, techniques and ingredient identification
Cover, date and correctly store all food items as per safe food-handling procedures
Basic knife skills
Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. regularly
Ability to bend, stoop and kneel
Vanderbilt University,located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research universityoffering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees.Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center,serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost7,000 faculty and staff. The university's students, staff, andfaculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the manyperks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt Universityis a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, andyour abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought andcelebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of "America's Best LargeEmployers" and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitanarea in 2019 (Forbes).
Vanderbilt Universityoffers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental,vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paidtime off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offerstuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
Commitment to Equity,Diversity and Inclusion
VanderbiltUniversity is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusiveacademic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who arecommitted to this goal and our campus values. 8093 - Cook's Asst PYS Profile
Internal Number: 1901528
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.