Job is saved!

Click your avatar to
access saved jobs and applications

General Cook
Harvard University Dining Services
65-67 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA
Harvard University Dining Services hiring General Cook in Cambridge, MA

Harvard University Dining Services hiring General Cook in Cambridge, MA

Harvard University Dining ServicesMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($25.00)
Expired: Jun 9, 2022

Sorry, this job expired on Jun 9, 2022. Below are other jobs that may be of interest to you.

Required Years of Experience

3 years


Job Details
  • Prepares and cooks menu items according to proper preparation methods in small batches or otherwise required by business needs. 
  • Reads and follows standardized recipes. Delegates production of menu items to culinary team in respectful manner. 
  • Tastes and evaluates all food before service to ensure food quality standards are met, consults manager with any concerns.
  • Assists Culinary Team in the preparation and presentation of catered functions, may take the lead on events, while working under the guidelines of Second Cook and/or the Manager-in-Charge 
  • Ensures kitchen is properly stocked with items needed for meals. May need to provide written requisitions or provide direction to Storekeeper.
  • Instructs kitchen personnel in proper usage of all standard kitchen equipment.
  • Where appropriate, assists with on-the-job training for Assistant Cook, Short Order Cook, Grill Cook and Kitchenperson/Chef’s Helper. 
  • Fries, grills, sautés, roasts, bakes, braises and steams food products as directed.
  • Heats soups, sauces and prepared products ensuring product has reached appropriate temperature before serving.
  • Carves or slices meat for service both in back-of-house setting and at carving stations in front-ofhouse setting when necessary.
  • Demonstrates a “Clean as you go” philosophy maintaining sanitary and organized work space and equipment
  • Leaves work station clean and re-stocked.Recycles products per policy and procedure.
  • Accurately records portion amount of food used during meals on service records. 
  • Cools, refrigerates, labels and properly stores food according to HACCP procedures.
  • Accurately fills out sanitation and temperature logs and food service records as required.  Informs person in charge when corrective action is needed.
  • Follows sanitation standards in compliance with all regulatory agencies including Harvard

Environmental Health and Safety regulations.

  • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively and respectfully with a diverse set of staff, management team and guests
  • Complies with State of Massachusetts and Dining Services’ “Food Employee Illness Policy”.
  • Represents HUDS to students, faculty, staff and guests in a positive and professional manner.
  • Works to meet the mission and core values of Harvard University Dining Services with enthusiasm and a spirit of cooperation. 
  • Attends all trainings as assigned.
  • Maintains current certifications as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have proficiency with the English language (speaking, reading and writing) •    Minimum four years of related food preparation experience in hospitality industry.
  • Some related supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with large volume cook-chill process and commissary production. (CSG) 
  • Experience working in a high-end off-site catering environment.  (Catering)
  • Must have culinary ability to execute recipes with the technical understanding of all cooking methods and ensure culinary team is also executing recipes accurately.Must have knife skills necessary to perform the job.
  • Must be able to follow directions.
  • Must be neat in appearance and comply with proper dress code as designated by HUDS.
  • Must have proficiency with kitchen tools and equipment without restrictions. 
  • Must have basic math skills and ability to analyze digital and analog thermometers, scales, and other measuring devices.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. 
  • Must have strong multi-tasking skills. 
  • Must have excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively and respectfully with a diverse set of staff, management and guests. 
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced diverse environment
  • Must be customer service oriented.  

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Culinary Arts degree preferred.
  • ServSafe certification required within one year of employment.
  • Previous experience working in a University environment preferred.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($25.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Commuter Benefits, Comprehensive benefits package


Required Skills

Basic Knife Skills

Food Safety Knowledge

Cleaning / Sanitation

Sauteing

Grilling

Meat Cookery

Vegetable Cookery

Frying

Fish Cookery

Prepping Ingredients

Portioning

Teamwork

Food Handler Certificate

Read more


View Job Description

Other jobs you might be interested in


Breakfast Cook
The Lenox Collection
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Lenox, MA • Boutique Hotel
Line Cook
The Lenox Collection
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Lenox, MA • Boutique Hotel
Line Cook
Little Donkey
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
JK Food Group by Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette
Cambridge, MA • Casual Dining
Line Cook
Forage
Full Time • Hourly ($22.00 - $24.00)
Cambridge, MA • Casual Dining
Line Cook
Pammy's
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Cambridge, MA • Upscale Casual
Banquet Chef, TD Garden
TD Garden - Delaware North
Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Delaware North
Boston, MA • Food Service
Catering Cook, New England Aquarium Catering
Patina Restaurant Group at New England Aquarium
Full/Part Time • Salary/Hourly (Based on Experience)
Delaware North
Boston, MA • Cafe
+1 Awards
Line Cook
Uni
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Boston, MA • Upscale Casual
Cook, Xfinity Center
XFinity Center - Delaware North
Seasonal • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Delaware North
Mansfield, MA • Food Service
Line Cook
Red's Kitchen
Full/Part Time • Hourly ($17.00 - $20.00) plus tips
Seekonk, MA • Food Truck / Stand
Line Cook
Coppa
Full Time • Hourly ($22.00 - $28.00)
JK Food Group by Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette
Boston, MA • Casual Dining
Line Cook
Fox & The Knife
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Boston, MA • Upscale Casual
Line Cook
Hojoko
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Cushman Concepts
Boston, MA • Casual Dining
Line Cook
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
Seasonal • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Boston, MA • Non-Profit
Line Cook
Puritan & Company
Full Time • Hourly ($18.00 - $25.00)
The Puritan Hospitality Group
Cambridge, MA • Fine Dining
Line Cook
PLNT Burger - Boston
Full Time • Hourly ($17.00 - $19.00)
Boston, MA • Fast Casual
Line Cook
SRV
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
The Coda Group
Boston, MA • Wine Bar
Award
Line Cook
Sofra Bakery & Cafe
Full Time • Hourly ($22.00 - $23.00)
Oleana, Sofra, & Sarma Restaurants
Cambridge, MA • Casual Dining
Line Cook
Nautilus Pier 4
Full/Part Time • Hourly (Based on Experience) plus tips
Nautilus Restaurant Group
Boston, MA • Bar / Lounge
+1 Awards
Line Cook
Drink
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Barbara Lynch Collective
Boston, MA • Bar / Lounge
Line Cook
B&G Oysters
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Barbara Lynch Collective
Boston, MA • Upscale Casual
+1 Awards
Line Cook
Menton
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Barbara Lynch Collective
Boston, MA • Fine Dining
Line Cook
Sportello
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Barbara Lynch Collective
Boston, MA • Casual Dining
Award
Line Cook
The Butcher Shop
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Barbara Lynch Collective
Boston, MA • Upscale Casual
Line Cook
Bianca
Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Cushman Concepts
Newton, MA • Upscale Casual
Line Cook
The Inn at Hastings Park
Full/Part Time • Salary ($22.00 - $26.00)
Ocean Hill Management
Lexington, MA • Upscale Casual

College / University - Degree Program, Food Service, Corporate Catering, Event Catering

A world class University sets the table for living and learning engagement by providing a hospitality experience that fosters community, prioritizes health, cultural connection and religious sensitivity, challenges food systems convention, and relentlessly innovates.

Harvard University Dining Services (HUDS) advances the mission of Harvard University through its multiple food and beverage venues on campus. Our team has a genuine passion for food and a commitment to a diverse, delicious, nutritious and sustainable food and beverage programs around which community at this bustling institution can be forged. Beyond simple foodservice, HUDS dining halls, cafes and events are spaces for student and faculty engagement and advocacy, celebrating diversity and inclusion through shared food experiences, and developing solutions to global food systems challenges through real-world applications.

HUDS is the oldest collegiate foodservice in America and is a self-sustaining department of Harvard University. We are also one of the largest collegiate food service operators, proudly serving an average of 22,000 meals a day during the academic year and 5 million meals annually, with a staff that is more than 500 individuals strong.

Our mission: HUDS nourishes and supports the students, faculty, staff and guests of Harvard by creating experiences that foster friendship, encourage learning, and cultivate community.