Cook II - Temporary

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Added 11-22-2022


Job no: 494207
Categories: Staff, Temporary
Department: Dining Services

The Cook II is responsible for all tasks related to short order cooking in a fast-paced and excellence-focused dining unit on the Davidson College campus. The dining services serves meals to  students, faculty, staff, and guests and is open 7 days per week from 7:30am-midnight during the academic year. Night and weekend work is required.  The Cook II position is an entry level foodservice position requiring little foodservice experience. While experience is preferred, we are willing to train a person with no experience who wants to learn the business and is dedicated to the success of our program.


Cooking-Preparation off menu items as they are ordered. Food is cooked based on properly assigned methodology, cooked to correct temperature, finished to recipe specifications and delivered to the customer in a timely, helpful and in friendly demeanor. Practice of proper portioning according to recipe specifications. Must be versed and seek compliance with all sanitation requirements of the state. Proper cleaning of assigned areas on a regular basis.

Food Prep- All food preparation work for their assigned station as well as any additional prep work assigned by supervisor. Food must be prepared according to recipe specifications and done within the boundaries of financial responsibilities. Must use proper knife skills and work within state safety guide lines. Must be versed and seek compliance with all sanitation requirements of the state Proper cleaning of assigned areas on a regular basis.

Station Setup/Breakdown: Turning on/off equipment, set up/breakdown of station, to include all food items, utensils, sanitation buckets, etc. Proper cleaning of assigned areas on a regular basis. Must be versed and seek compliance with all sanitation requirements of the state.

Stocking- Put stock away and stocked in a safe and orderly manner. Food must be monitored and stored according to state laws with temperature and proper positioning in mind. Food must be rotated and pulled with oldest date in mind. Responsible for watching quality of the food and must have an eye out for spoilage, mold, bent cans, broken packaging, discoloration etc.

Communication- Responsible for communicating on a regular basis any inconsistencies within the unit or as it relates to operational performance to the supervisor. On-going feedback with the supervisor to eliminate mistakes and improve efficiency of operational procedures. Must relay scheduling conflicts, call offs in a timely manner, and any issues that are interfering with personal performance.  

Policies and Procedures/Special Projects: Commitment and adherence to all policies and procedures from our handbook in Dining Services, and Davidson College. Any special projects assigned by the unit supervisor. Adherence to all safety policies and procedures of Davidson College and the local, state and national authorities.

Required qualifications

No experience is required, just a willingness to learn and the ability to take direction.


Preferred qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Knowledge of proper cooking techniques/methods, ability to operate kitchen equipment efficiently

Vocational or technical training in Culinary Arts Knowledge of sanitation standards and procedures in food service and knowledge of at least 2 major cooking areas is highly preferred.


Davidson College Dining Services recognizes that evening and weekend hours can be more challenging for employees for a host of reasons, including being able to spend time with family.  Therefore Dining Services has established a differential pay program for hours worked at those times.            

  • Monday-Friday, any hours worked between 6 pm and 9 pm will receive $2 additional pay.
  • Saturday and Sunday, all hours up to 9 pm will receive $2 additional pay.
  • 7 days a week, any hours worked after 9 pm will receive $5 additional pay.

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At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, cultures, and national origins.

Advertised: 28 Jul 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

Specific details

Job Type Temporary/Contract
Job Status Full time
Compensation Type Per year