Cook I


JOB SUMMARY:  Prepares food for meal plan, catered events, and summer camps at Alaska Pacific University delivering quality, homemade product to all clients.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • Maintain systems and procedures that will insure the quality, innovation and creative dining for the food service program on campus.
  • Works to deliver quality in every aspect of customer/client satisfaction.
  • Prepares menu items requiring basic technical skills, such as meats, vegetables, soups, and other food stuffs.
  • Maintains and oversees the proper sanitation procedures in all areas of the kitchen and food service areas.
  • Works to ensure that each meal include a representation of low calorie, low fat/low cholesterol foods.  Makes every possible effort to reduce and control fat and grease content.
  • Grills and serves food from the cafeteria line as needed.
  • Operates catering preparation and delivery.
  • Supervises student utility workers in the kitchen. 
  • Communicates with the Assistant Director or Director of Dining regarding student utility workers and kitchen services in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS 

  • Knowledge of how to accommodate customers with special dietary needs including allergies, vegan, and vegetarian practices.
  • Knowledge of proper sanitation practices.
  • Knowledge of high-volume food production.
  • Skill in communicating effectively both written and verbally.
  • Skill in maintaining a positive and professional work attitude with both internal and external customers.
  • Skill in providing great customer service and in presenting oneself in a friendly and helpful manner.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
High school diploma or GED equivalent.

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-Supervisory: Two (2) years’ experience in the food service industry.

MINIMUM CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
A current ServSafe certificate is required.

PREFERRED CERTIFICATION QUALIFICATION
TAP card preferred.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a current and valid Alaska Driver’s License.

Must be willing to train in sustainable food preparation, including growing and harvesting as part of an ongoing effort to be a more sustainable food service operation. This may include working in a greenhouse or as part of a university-wide farmer’s market.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Catering experience preferred.

Anchorage, AK

5 month(s) ago