Line Cook

  • Campus Dining and Shops
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 03, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Job ClassificationLine CookStatusProbationary Full-Time Union

May incur lay-offs during University recess periods

FLSA StatusFull-Time, Non-Exempt, HourlyStarting Rate$16.16 (Union Employees: See Appendix "A" of Union contract)BenefitsBenefits IncludedPresent Schedule

Note that stated hours and days may vary - Mandatory overtime, as required, in the Union Contract

Position Summary

Prepare and cook items such as omelets, made to order eggs, fresh gourmet burgers, philly cheesesteaks, breakfast items, and must be able to work in a fast paced high volume environment. Must be familiar with and trained on how to use and clean equipment such as fryers, char-broilers, flat-tops, convection ovens. Required to clean equipment, provide preventative maintenance on the equipment, and is responsible for maintaining a clean work space. This position requires teamwork, communication skills, ability to read tickets, and multi-task.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years professional cooking experience required, including stir fry, deep frying, grilling, roasting, steaming, cold food production, and food presentation and garnishing standards.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in professional knife-handling skills.
  • Experience in following standardized recipes, measure ingredients accurately.
  • Experience at organizing and maintaining kitchen work stations.
  • Ability to correctly identify product.
  • Must be able to prioritize work and execute tasks with speed and efficiency, ability to multi-task, and work in a fast paced team environment.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write English.
  • Must have good communication and customer service skills.
  • Must have professional appearance, demeanor, and hygiene.
  • Must have basic and accurate math skills.
  • Must have dependable transportation.
  • Regular attendance required, attendance at training sessions is required as needed.

Job Assignments

  • Food Preparation and cooking.
  • Follow established recipes and production system, maintain production and usage records.
  • Accurately prepare customers' orders and handle requests in a timely manner.
  • Perform Lead Cook duties, as needed.
  • Maintain high sanitary, hygienic, and safety standards and conditions, adhering to HACCP & NYS Dept. of Health guidelines. Includes cleanliness and maintenance of kitchen & equipment.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service at all times.
  • Other cleaning and food service duties as requested by management.
  • Assist with training new hires and student workers.
  • High volume prep work included in daily duties including using knife skills to prepare recipes and complete prep work.
  • General cleaning and other food service duties as requested by management as well as additional duties as assigned and requested by management.

Work Environment

  • The work environment can be loud and busy. There is exposure to kitchen hazards such as hot surfaces and liquids,
  • sharp knives, and slippery falls.
  • The position operates in a kitchen environment where the employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire, and noise.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures in coolers and freezers.
  • Work may take place in a refrigerated and temperature controlled environment.

Physical and Mental Demands

  • The position is very active and the employee must be able to stand and walk for a minimum of 8 hours.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, stretch, twist, or reach out.
  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.
  • The employee must have the ability to use hands to finger, manipulate fingers; and reach with hands and arms, to stir, measure, pour, cut, chop, dice, and decorate, etc.
  • The position requires working taste buds, ability to smell, feel with fingers and visually inspect, include close and distance vision.
  • The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 25 lbs. and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 lbs.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Campus Dining and Shops is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic. Campus Dining and Shops policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.