Department: Campus Dining - Gordon Commons Duration of Position: Academic year / Full time Work Schedule: See below Employee Type: Service Posting Date: 11/19/2020 Union Representation: SEIU Posting Number: SS014P Pay Rate: $21.31/hour
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Position Summary and Responsibilities The bakery staff is responsible for the cooking, baking and presentation of bakery food items for locations throughout campus.
Follow production guidelines for departments, including but not limited to the Bakery, Catering and Commissary.
Maintain current knowledge about and apply appropriate methods of baking, cooking and food preparation.
Bake and otherwise prepare food according to recipes, brand standards, and health and safety regulations.
Evaluate food quality and preparedness by tasting.
Use correct portions when baking, preparing, and serving items.
Communicate any issues to management which could affect the service before each meal period.
Maintain production results of each meal.
Ensure food is stored at the appropriate temperature for the appropriate length of time and follows all food safety standards.
Ensure proper storage and labeling standard are maintained for all food items at their designated work stations.
Maintain a clean, safe and sanitary work station, equipment, and utensils.
Safely operate machinery and equipment.
Report safety hazards discovered in the location to management immediately.
Separate and remove waste and place it in the appropriate receptacle.
Set up/break down work station.
Display all foods prepared in the bakery ensuring attractive presentation.
Serve bakery items to customers and answer questions about food product.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Work Environment: Most often back-of-house, some front-of-house duties during meal periods. Work is in the kitchen/bakery interacting with heated equipment, steam, loud noise, and other environmental conditions. Requires frequent lifting/transporting hot food items, working with chemicals (soaps and sanitizers), repetitive motion, standing for long periods, and other physical requirements.
Schedule, Gordon Commons: Sunday through Thursday- 5:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays OFF
This position will have a written and practical test.
Basic knowledge of measurements for volume and weight of ingredients and food product.
Ability to read, scale and follow recipes in English.
Ability to communicate effectively in English, including understanding, speaking, reading and writing.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and frequently lift, push, pull, or carry up to 30 lbs, and to perform repetitive motions.
Ability to walk or stand for extended time periods, up to 6 hours.
Ability to work with heated equipment, steam, and loud noises.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Good time management skills and the ability to multi-task.
Minimum 6 months experience in the food service industry as a baker.
Willingness to work additional hours, including overtime, as available. (Overtime is assigned according to seniority guidelines.)
Culinary training or degree.
Serve Safe certified.
Minimum 2 years experience in the food service industry as a baker.
Special Instructions to Applicants To apply you will be required to complete the Vassar College Employment Application, including your complete work history and contact 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
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