Food Service Cook

University of Alaska

Food Service Cook

• Job No:
• Classification:Campus Services Generalist 3
• Grade:Grade 75
• Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
• Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
• School/Business unit:Student Services
• Location:Juneau
• Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:
Come work with a committed team in a fast-paced environment that encourages initiative and creativity. UAS is looking for a Food Service Cook to join our team. This is a 12 month fully benefited (retirement, paid leave, health insurance, and more) staff position with minimum starting pay of $17.81. UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

10Health and Safety Ensure personal compliance with Alaska Department of Environmental Safety policies through the Food Safety & Sanitization program. Ensure kitchen spaces and supplies are properly cleaned and stored. Assist with setup, operation, and cleanup of food service spaces including the grill, hotline, and grab and go options. Assist with dishwashing. Report health and safety concerns to the Manager or Assistant Manager. Provide support to student staff members and coworkers to ensure safe food handling and food storage.Essential 10Menu Planning Prepare daily and recurring specials and planned menu items fro up to 150 customers per meal. Work collaboratively with the food services team to utilize inventory by safety dates, manage backstock and leftovers. Create menu items from scratch including entrees, soups, salads, and grilled items. Ensure items are served with proper portion control and in a pleasing manner to the customer.Essential 30Customer Service and Operational Oversight Ensure that high standards of customer service are maintained in the work area, including the kitchen and sales floor. Provide guidance and feedback to student employees to ensure a high quality experience for all patrons. Assist with operation of the sales register and stocking of the sales floor as needed. In the absence of the Manager and Assistant Manager, provide operational oversight of the Lakeside Grill and Market. Provide direction to student employees and manage interactions between patrons, partners, and other food service employees. Report performance transgressions and other incidents to the on-call Manager or Assistant Manager after attempting direct intervention, as appropriate.Essential 50Food Preparation Provide low-cost, nutritionally balanced food to students, staff, and faculty and the general public. Duties include grill and hotline cooking, for walk-in sales and catered events through the Lakeside Grill and Market. Collaboratively engage in food preparation, stocking of grab and go goods, receiving and storage of inventory, and tracking of aging product. Assist with dietary accommodations for students with specific needs when practicable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

• Minimum 2-3 years of cooking experience in restaurant cooking. Health and safety regulation experience and training. Ability to cook, plan, and execute menus for large groups (up to 150 customers at mealtime).

Special skills & knowledge:

• Weekly freight must be inspected, lifted, and put away. Knowledge of basic food service equipment including slicer, steam table, oven, food processors, microwaves, deep fryers, grills, griddles, toasters, coffee makers, fountain dispensers, mixers, computerized cash registers, weights and measurements, and portion control.

Preferred knowledge/skills/abilities:
Food service knowledge. Food service safe handling food card. Specialty areas of cooking, ethnic, vegetarian, low carb, and baking.

Preferred Experience & Education:
- 2 or more years' experience in the restaurant industry
- Able to read and follow standardized recipes
- Strong knowledge of proper food handling procedures
- Able to work as part of a team in a busy kitchen atmosphere

Required Experience & Education:
Minimum of 2 years experience cooking for 50 people or more. Experience in grill and hot line service necessary

ServSafe Certification preferred

Salary Information:

This is a full-time, 12-month, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and New hires will be placed on the, Grade 75, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Review of application materials will begin immediately. Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient and viable number of qualified candidates have been identified

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Janna Machalek, UAS HR Coordinator, at or (907)796-6273.

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Juneau, AK

9 month(s) ago

Closing Date 2024-09-04