About Vassar College Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. Vassar College is a smoke free/tobacco free campus.
Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities:
Prepare menu items assigned by Head Chef or Supervisor/Manager, including but not limited to: roasting, broiling, frying, sauteing, grilling, blanching, soup productions including stocks from scratch, sauces & marinades including making a roux from scratch, wash peel, cut, seed and cook vegetables, casseroles, stews and souffles.
Prepare menu items using recipes or the ability to season and scratch cook with own flare, creativity.
Knife skills including, boning, chopping and dicing.
Assign kitchen staff in meal production.
Perform quality work within the deadlines as assigned by Head Chef or Supervisor/Manager.
Serves customers in an efficient and friendly manner; reports problems to a supervisor.
Utilize Personal Protective Equipment per guidelines.
Perform related duties as assigned.
The Assistant Chef is a part of the success of the food service program, by following all Health Department regulations, Food Standards laid out by Vassar College with regards to food quality, freshness, presentation and ECO Sure Audit Compliance.
Training will be provided regarding Kosher Cooking, Vegan Cooking, as well as knowledge of the 8 major allergens plus gluten.
Academic Year: Gordon Commons Wednesday - Sunday - 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Monday & Tuesday off
This position will have a written and cooking test.
Ability to maintain a clean, safe and sanitary work station, equipment and utensils;
Ability to safely operate machinery and equipment and set up/breakdown work stations;
Ability to move, position and place objects and equipment weighing up to and including 50 pounds;
Ability work independently and to communicate effectively in English, including ability to converse, understand, read and write;
Sounds knowledge of proper food handling HACCP, sanitation and cooking skills in all areas;
Knowledge of proper operation of commercial food service equipment;
Ability to evaluate a recipe and recalculate as volume changes;
Demonstrated to work harmoniously with staff and customers;
Strong knowledge of FIFO;
Willingness to work overtime as available. Overtime is assigned according to seniority guidelines.
Required Applicant Documents Contact Information for 3 References
Optional Applicant Documents Resume Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicants To apply you will be required to complete the Vassar College Employment Application, including your complete work history contact and information for 3 supervisor references (please: no relatives, friends or co-workers). You will have the option of attaching a cover letter, resume, and additional reference contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately. Inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Office at (845) 437-5820
For full consideration applicants should apply by:
Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
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Founded in 1861, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country, Vassar is renowned for pioneering achievements in education, for its long history of curricular innovation, and for the beauty of its campus.