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Cook (5523c), International House, #24482

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Departmental Overview
International House (I-House) is a multicultural residential "living and learning" center of nearly 600 students and scholars from 70 countries attending the University of California Berkeley. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect, understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills to promote a more tolerant and peaceful world. In non-employment respects, the Institution functions as a not-for-profit 501C3 educational corporation.
Responsibilities
International House (I-House) is a multicultural residential "living and learning" center of nearly 600 students and scholars from 70 countries attending the University of California Berkeley. Its mission is to foster intercultural respect, understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills to promote a more tolerant and peaceful world. In non-employment respects, the Institution functions as a not-for-profit 501C3 educational corporation.
Responsibilities
We are in search of an experienced Cook to join our dynamic dining and catering team. The successful candidate will experience working in a newly renovated, state of the art dining facility. Under direction of the Executive Chef, or Senior Cook, prepares main entrees, and more complex recipes. Follows policies, rules and regulations of the University and the department, and ensures that health and safety guidelines are practiced.
In conjunction with other food production staff, including student workers, the Cook will assist in food ordering, menu planning and supervision of kitchen support staff. A very important responsibility of the Cook will be to provide high quality food, maintaining high standards and excellent customer service to the University community through innovative and creative menus. Provide skilled food presentation and plating with both portion and quality control. Cleanliness, safety and sanitation of designated storage and work areas, large and small equipment and utensils used in food preparation are essential to a high performing Cook.
FOOD PRODUCTION
Prepares assigned menu items following department recipes and production sheets for breakfast, lunch, brunch and/or dinner, including entrees, side dishes, salads, starches, vegetables, gravies and sauces, soups, desserts, following the standard principles of food preparation, safety, and sanitation in food production and service. Merchandises food including garnishing for station presentation. Participates in ongoing customer service programs which includes "just in time" cooking, demonstration cooking, station cooking, collaboration with food service workers, and interaction with customers.
Prepares food from scratch. Responsible for preparing entrees and works independently. Responsible for food station preparation, presentation, production set-up, organization, and clean-up Makes recommendations to Chef or Senior Cook on problem recipes, and collaborates with the cooking team to make recommendations and improve recipes and menu. Reports production and mealtime usage to Chef Managers and uses the production sheets from the inventory management system to prepare meals.
SAFETY AND SANITATION /QUALITY ASSURANCE
Safely operates and maintains the following equipment used in food production and service: mixer, food chopper, ovens, steamers, fryers, grills, can opener, steam jacketed kettles, knives and utensils, wok station, pizza oven, broiler grill, and saut? station, omelet station, flat-top grill, and other equipment as necessary. Identifies problems with equipment and immediately reports them to supervisor.
Required Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Previous Cook experience in high volume food service environment.
3-5 years proven experience in food preparation and general maintenance of all areas in the kitchen.
Focus on food quality, nutrition (including knowledge of allergens), safety, while maintaining compliance with all sanitation regulations.
Ability to manage multiple priorities to ensure operational procedures are met.
Must have or be able to obtain within 30 days, Serve Safe Certification, and maintain certification throughout time of employment.
Working knowledge of standard food production equipment including mixers, choppers, ovens, grills, steam kettles, tilt skillets, woks, and saut? stations.
Must be able to endure long periods of standing, lift containers up to 50 pounds and perform repetitive hand motion.
Ability to multi-task and ensure effective time management in a dynamic, flexible environment.
Ability to read and perform basic writing in English, perform basic arithmetic calculations and follow oral and written instructions including recipes.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience working in a bargaining unit environment.
Experience working in a college/university setting a plus.
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
Experience working in a multicultural environment.
Salary & Benefits
Hourly Rate: $17.18
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Other Information
This is a full time (100%) equivalent career position. The work schedule is: Sunday, Monday and Wednesday 7am ? 3:30pm, Tuesday and Saturday 10am ? 6:30pm with Thursday and Friday off and is subject to change according to operational needs.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct



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