UMD Dining Services Cook
Company: University of Minnesota
Posted on: September 13, 2023
- Possesses safe knife handling skills
- Able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
- High school graduate or GED
- Must have at least 2 years of relevant experience or education in
quantity food production
- Ability to accurately perform mathematic and recipe conversion
- Reads, writes, understands and communicates in English
- Must be able to stand up for 4 hours at a time
We are currently seeking dynamic individuals to work in UMD Dining.
UMD Dining is a progressive program offering a vast array of food
to our campus community. Collegiate dining has come a long way from
standard cafeteria lines. In our newly renovated residential dining
center we prepare scratch food to order and customize dishes to fit
the ever-changing palate of our dining students. Our food court is
filled with freshly made offerings prepared on-site with seasonal
as well as local products.
If you are looking for exceptional insurance, tuition benefits,
along with a retirement plan and most importantly a work/life
balance, look no further.
THIS IS A TEAMSTER BARGAINING UNIT POSITION
Job Code 6074
Applications from current U of M Teamster employees must be
submitted no later than September 6, 2023 in order to be eligible
for priority consideration.
This is a 40 hour, full time, benefit eligible, 9 month continuing
position within UMD Dining Services. The hours will be scheduled to
accommodate the business needs of our customers (UMD Dining Center,
UMD Catering and Dining Services Retail Operations). There may be
work reduction during spring and winter breaks.
Compensation: $21.58 - $25.80 per hour
This position directs the work of others and is responsible for
creating recipes from scratch as well as interpreting recipes
already created; preparing meals in large quantities, for students,
staff, and the UMD community. This position has the responsibility
of providing large quantity food products for University employees,
students and the general public following appropriate food safety
and sanitation standards. This is a lead worker position that must
be capable of operating a wide variety of equipment that produces
both hot and cold food, organizing a work group to meet production
standards and time lines. Provides a high level of customer
Responsible for meeting the various culinary needs of the Residents
Hall Dining Center, Catering, and Retail Operations areas
simultaneously, assuring the coordination and timely service to all
areas. Uses independent judgment in the production of food and in
the direction of work in the food preparation area.
Prepares food products that are attractive to students and the
general public. Use of steam kettles, grills, fryers, broilers,
rotisserie deck ovens, combi-ovens, steamers, and all other food
Follows established food-handling procedures. Maintains clean and
sanitary conditions in work area (i.e. cleans work surfaces, wipes
Utilizing culinary and baking skills including, but not limited to:
preparing casseroles, vegetables, pasta, soups, gravies, steaks,
roasts, cookies, pies, icings, whipped toppings, eggs, toast,
bacon, pancakes, hot beverages, and other food items. Prepares
additional Catering items, including but not limited to: cold
appetizers, cheese mirrors, vegetable arrangements, melon baskets
and boats, Ethnic foods, and multi course gourmet meals.
Contributes to the Dining Services Team by assisting and working
with individuals from multiple ethnic and cultural backgrounds
(i.e. race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age,
marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran
status, or sexual orientation.
Adjusts recipes to produce the proper quantity of finished food
products. Informs and directs other workers in proper portioning,
slicing, plating, chilling, and refrigeration of raw or cooked
Cleans work areas to insure proper food sanitation and safety,
including refrigerators, grills, stoves, steam cooking equipment,
sinks, spills on the floor, etc. Directs workers procuring supplies
from walk-in cooler, freezer, or storage areas.
Directs and participates in the timely preparation, and service, of
catered events; prepares garnishes for same. Presents upscale menu
items for catered events such as special seafood, grills meat and
seafood, create fancy hors d'oeuvres, etc.
Functions of a lead worker:
- Is given oversight responsibility of a group of staff employees
in the absence of a manager
- Handles customer service issues in the absence of a manager
- Orients employees to job area and to the facility
- Trains employees on job tasks
- Assigns and re-assigns tasks throughout the shift to effectively
accomplish prescribed work
- Gives direction to employees concerning procedures
- Communicates established standards of performance to employees
and assesses conformance
- Provides informal feedback of employees performance to the
- Models expected behaviors and standards
- Keeps manager apprised of operational issues
The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to
Student Life helps students to succeed in their academic work, make
progress toward completion of their degrees, prepare for lifelong
learning, and continue on after graduation to successful and
Dining Services is committed to attracting candidates from diverse
cultures and communities because we believe that diversity enriches
the entire educational experience.
Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position,
click the Apply button or go to
You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application
and attach a resume and cover letter.
Additional documents may be attached after submitting your
application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and
uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments"
Pre-employment physical examination is required prior to hire.
To request an accommodation during the application process, please
e-mail or call 624-UOHR (8647).
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity
and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its
employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is
committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying
identities and backgrounds.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and
opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran
status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
To learn more about diversity at the U: .
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful
completion of a background check. Our presumption is that
prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal
convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from
University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)
The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among
the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World
Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue.
Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both
large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts
students looking for a personalized learning experience on a
medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts
foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as
well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many
research institutes and labs.
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