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Posted: August 16, 2019

Internal Posting until August 26, 2019

Title:                          Cook
Department:           Food Service
Supervisor:            Director of Food Service
Status/Type:         Full-time / Non-Exempt / Staff – Bargaining Unit
Pay Rate:                Per CBA

Position Summary:  The cook is responsible for preparing and serving meals for students, faculty, staff and guests of the University. The cook may regularly be involved in the delivery, set-up and clean up of catered events on and off campus. This is a regular full-time bargaining position with a work schedule of 40 hours per week including weekends.

Required Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. Two or more years of institutional cooking experience (excluding fast-food)
  3. Must have the ability to work as a member of a team
  4. Ability to work without direct supervision
  5. Ability to work a flexible schedule to include weekends
  6. Strong interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, integrity and a positive attitude
  7. Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds
  8. Must have a valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications:

  1. Culinary degree from an accredited institution
  2. Safe-Serve certified

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Daily production of meals for the cafeteria following standard recipes and proper health code procedures.
  2. Ensure proper amount of servings using batch cooking to keep foods fresh and reduce waste.
  3. Daily meetings with supervisors to review amounts and procedures for meal production and event planning.
  4. Follow and enforce the highest standards of sanitation per WUPHD codes.
  5. Check-in and store stock from deliveries making sure to follow rotation procedures.
  6. Assist in all phases of special events, including cooking, set-up, delivery, break-down, and clean-up which include lifting up to 50 lbs. regularly, standing, stooping, bending.
  7. Maintain good personal hygiene as well as clean, sanitary, organized work and serving areas at all times.
  8. Adhere to university policies and procedures.
  9. Work collegially and professionally with students, employees and external constituents.
  10. Demonstrate support for and engagement with Finlandia’s strategic vision to become more fully a whole learning community accompanying the whole student toward a whole life.
  11. Perform other duties as required.









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Apply to:

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Email, mail, or drop off an application for employment to:

Tim Nakkula
Director of Food Service
Finlandia University
601 Quincy St.
Hancock, MI 49930