Receives and stores food supplies, equipment, and utensils in refrigerators, cupboards, and other storage areas. Carries food supplies, equipment, and utensils to and from storage and work areas.
Weighs or measures ingredients. Uses manual and/or electric appliances to clean, peel, slice, and trim foods. Washes, peels, and/or cuts various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
Assures that the kitchen is equipped with all necessary food and cooking items for scheduled meals. Informs supervisors when supplies are low or equipment is not working properly.
Cleans galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation. Removes trash and cleans kitchen garbage containers.
Answers staff and customer questions, troubleshoots basic issues, and provides guidance on urgent matters. May provide guidance to lower-level Cooks.
Trains and assists new employees. Assists in other kitchen departments as time permits.
Must meet one of the following qualifications:
High school diploma or GED with two years of cooking experience and demonstrated leadership skills; OR
General knowledge at the high school level with two years of experience at the Intermediate Cook level and demonstrated leadership skills.
Food Safety (ServSafe) certification within 180 days from date of hire.
Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. Excellent organizational skills. Ability to represent the company with external constituents. Ability to drive multiple projects to successful completion. Ability to build strong customer relationships. Working knowledge of preparation methods and practices for a variety of foods. Knowledge of basic kitchen sanitation methods and food safety practices. Ability to interpret and follow instructions. Ability to read and interpret recipes and calculate necessary quantities of ingredients. Ability to learn and operate institutional kitchen equipment. Ability to coordinate both preparation and timing for menu food items. Ability to perform work requiring considerable standing and light-medium physical effort under hot and or humid working conditions. Ability to maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene. Ability to review and analyze impending menus to determine appropriate levels for supplies. Ability to work in team environment as an effective team player. Ability to work with wide variety of cultures and backgrounds.
Working Conditions / Demands
This position requires tasks typically associated with back-of-the-house food service work. It involves periods of both sedentary work and times of frequent movement about the workspace. Using commercial kitchen equipment and tools, moving supplies, and effective communication skills are necessary. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
If you wish to include a cover letter, you may include it with your resume when uploading attachments.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information .
Campus Safety and Security
The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, containing policy statements, crime and fire statistics for all Indiana University campuses, is available online . You may also request a physical copy by emailing IU Public Safety at email@example.com or by visiting IUPD.
About Indiana University Purdue University Indianpolis - IUPUI
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.