The Senior Cook assists the Unit Chef and Sous Chef in a variety of culinary tasks. This position is responsible for the daily kitchen operation in a high paced, high volume kitchen environment. The Senior Cook supports the culinary leadership in the execution of kitchen management, menu management, catering and special events. Responsibilities will include delegation of work duties, complex cooking, ordering, inventory, cleaning and all duties associated with operating a successful kitchen.
Ability to read Vanderbilt Campus Dining documents with or without accommodations
Complex recipe execution to include advanced culinary language, techniques and ingredient identification
Advanced knife skills (responsible for cutting proteins)
ServSafe Manager certification within 30 days of hire
AllerTrain U certification within 30 days of hire
Comfortable delegating complex tasks
Monitor proper daily production and unit documentation
Provide daily production and staffing updates to direct report or supervisor on duty
Daily Job Duties May Include:
Follow written production sheets and recipes
Complete production and waste sheets as assigned
Identify production needs based on unit/area recipes and pars
Take part in maintaining accurate inventory levels which may include ordering and receiving products
When called upon, assist in taking monthly inventory of food, paper items and chemicals, which includes knowledge of Campus Dining's menu management system.
Identify product needs based on forecasted guest counts and menu rotations
Plan sequence and time of cooking operations to meet meal-serving hours.
Taste foods to determine their quality, texture, consistency, and taste.
Lead by example and follow customer service standards outlined in the employee handbook.
Works in a team-driven environment, takes direction, delegates tasks and assists with problem-solving
Understands Vanderbilt Campus Dining Meal Plans and has the ability to explain the guidelines of the plan to customers
Safety and Sanitation:
Maintains quality, safety and sanitary standards of State and City Health Departments and Vanderbilt Campus Dining codes
Maintains clean and orderly work area and complete other general cleaning duties
Reports to management any safety hazards and equipment in need of repair
Active Listening – gives full attention to what others are saying and takes the time to understand the points being made.
Helpful Nature – offers to help lighten the load for others in times of need, volunteers rather than waiting to be asked.
Maturity – exhibits professional maturity in the workplace; doesn't engage in petty arguments or inappropriate social conduct and encourages others to uphold professional maturity in the workplace.
Teamwork – values teamwork and co-workers; works to make others feel valuable and important by acknowledging what others do well.
Reliable – does what they say they will do, when they say they will do it. Shows up for work when expected and doesn't push the burden of work volume onto others.
Raises the bar – expects and delivers excellent customer service to customers, co-workers and team.
Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. regularly
Ability to bend, stoop and kneel
About Vanderbilt Benefits
In addition to offering a lively community that encourageslearning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive,flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidentaldeath & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b)retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees,spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbiltwill pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn abachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU BenefitsOverview.
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 andlocated in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university's students and facultyfrequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks ofbeing a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a placewhere your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and yourabilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought andcelebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of somethingbigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settlefor what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for ‘bestquality of life’ and ‘great financial aid,’ #5 for ‘best run colleges’ and‘beautiful campus,’ and #6 for both being in a ‘college city that studentslove’ and having ‘great campus/city relations.’
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