Housing and Food Services (HFS) is pleased to announce an opening for a Cook Lead for District Market.District Market is located in Alder Residence Hall, a neighborhood grocery store with fresh produce, a full-service deli with chef-prepared sides, salads and hot entrees. It offers household items, health and beauty products, snacks and cold drinks, serving 5000 students, faculty, staff, and university residents daily.At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all. We seek candidates who exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.Key Responsibilities:*Review menus and recipes and consult with Manager on the production goals for the day/week.*Develop prep and order specifications derived from multiple recipes at various stations. *Prepare menu items from scratch ingredients including.*Ensure the successful and timely execution of the menu, consulting with the culinary leadership if exceptions occur.*Assign, instruct and check the work of all kitchen staff, delegating to cooks and leads, as appropriate.*Check inventory levels and insure that the kitchen is properly stocked.*Break down larger cuts of meat and seafood.*Review prepared menu items to ensure proper cooking, presentation and authentic flavors.*Receive inquiries and orders directly from customers and fulfill as requested.*Monitor prepared foods for compliance with HACCP, including taking and recording food temperatures before the food leaves the production area.*Oversee and participate in cleaning and sanitizing of all areas of the kitchen.*Ensure foods and menu items remaining after meal preparation and service are properly wrapped, dated, labeled and stored before the close of the shift.*Maintain records of foods produced, foods wasted, and any recipe adjustments.*Identify any safety issues or equipment malfunctions and report them to the Unit Manager.*Perform related duties as requested.Position DimensionsThis is a nine-month cyclic position that works mid-September through mid-June. Additional work may be offered during the summer based on business/operational needs.Though hired into a specific working title or location, all employees of Housing & Food Services are expected to support overall operational and customer service needs by: participating in cross-training, providing coverage during staff absences or high business volume, participating in production and/or service of special events, and being willing and able to perform additional, related duties and/or be reassigned to another work unit (as appropriate, within job classification). Minimum Qualifications:*Possession of, or acquisition of a Washington State Food Worker card within two weeks of employment AND one year of experience as Cook including experience leading staff; or equivalent education/experience.Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.Desired Qualifications:*Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. *Food production experience within a college residential dining venue.*Experience and knowledge of standard cuts of meat including poultry and fish.*Experience in cutting and preparing meat and seafood menu items, including sauces, using various methods such as slicing, carving, roasting, brining, and smoking, curing, marinating, and grilling.Benefits:*Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement.*Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.*Subsidized transit and parking passes.*Work for a mission-driven organization that is focused on providing the best possible living and learning environment for our students.Condition of Employment:*A satisfactory outcome from the employment verification and reference check processes.*Maintenance of a valid Washington State Food Worker Card.This position will work the following schedule:Tuesday - Thursday 1:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.Friday 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. These hours may vary based on business needs. The salary range is $2832-$3746/month + benefits.Learn more about Housing & Food Services.Learn more about why our staff choose to work here!
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