PM Senior Cook at Mines Dining

  • Sodexo Frontline
  • Golden, Colorado
  • Sep 14, 2021
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Location: US-CO-GOLDEN
System ID: 731998
Category: Food Service
Employment Status: Full-Time
Unit Name: Colorado School of Mines - Resident Dining
Unit Contact: Blayne Ballard, ,
Target Hourly Rate: Starts at $22/hr


Colorado School of Mines

1795 Elm St.

Golden, CO 80401

Now Hiring! Opportunities in this position are full time. Advanced experience is required. Some skills that will be assessed for this candidate will be supervisory skills, leadership ability, scratch cooking skills, food allergen knowledge, temperature control, knife skills, ability to follow and manipulate recipes, experience with commercial cooking equipment and high volume production. Starting with these intermediate skills, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow and learn more specialized and advanced cooking skills. The successful candidate will also possess a teamwork attitude, effective leadership skills, a calm demeanor, effective stress management, a customer-oriented attitude, and ability to supervise employees who work with recipes and produce quality food in high volume. Possible job duties could include cooperating with Executive Chefs to manipulate recipes, producing menu items from scratch, producing mindful allergen free dishes, next day prep and coordinating support cooks to meet business needs successfully. A successful candidate for this position may be considered for future growth into management. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, we would love to hear from you! Apply now!

Additional perks to expect:

**Sign on Bonus

$100 on the first day of work then $200 after 90 days of employment.

**Shift Differentials

Weekend & Night Shifts (after 5pm) all include a $1.00 shift differential

**Free Uniforms

$50 credit for safety shoes, annually

Uniforms provided (shirts, pants, apron, hat, PPE)

**Paid Parking OR Public Transit

Paid on-campus parking (valued up to $250)

OR a local RTD pass

**Free Meals

Free breakfast, lunch and/or dinner while working

**Additional Bonus

Semesterly attendance bonus up to $200.00, awarded at end of Fall and Spring semesters


Matched 401k

Medical, dental and vision coverage for full time employees

Internal growth opportunities



Benefits Eligibility

Full Time Benefits: At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts (eligibility varies by unit and may not be available to all employees).

Position Summary

The Sr. Cook will accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods: to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.

General Responsibilities:
  • May prepare food and serve customers at an a la carte station.
  • Prepares foods by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry or fish for culinary use.
  • Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.
  • Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, check production, and keep records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.
  • May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment and must follow all Sodexo, client and regulatory rules and procedures.
  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.
  • Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures.
  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments.
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
  • Produces small to large batch goods using advanced and full range of classical and contemporary cooking, plating and garnishing techniques.
  • Follows complex recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.
  • May assist with the supervision of kitchen personnel.
  • Selects recipes per menu cycle, prepares bakery items, receives inventory, moves and lifts foodstuffs and supplies and prepares meals for customers requiring special diets.
  • Serves as a lead cook guiding and assisting in the training of less experienced cooks.
  • Under minimal supervision, independently performs advanced cooking duties in preparing food items to be served to customers.
  • Advanced knife skills required.
  • May have oversight over the production staff and assign tasks.
  • May use production software to enter pre- and post-production data software.
  • May take inventory, and/or enter inventory into the production.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.
  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.
  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful.
  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
  • Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • 4 or more years of related work experience.
  • Knowledge of basic operation of equipment and cash-handling procedures preferred.

  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.
  • Ability to use a computer.
  • Requires complete knowledge of kitchen equipment.
  • Must be able to read and follow a recipe unsupervised
  • Involved with the more complex requirements of the position.
  • Applies advanced cooking skills.
  • Adapts procedures, processes, tools, equipment and techniques to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Substantial working knowledge of food preparation.

Physical Requirements:
  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.
  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.

Working Conditions (may add additional conditions specific to defined work location):
  • Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.
  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment; however, may be exposed to heat/cold during support of outside activities.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

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