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Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 509691
Work type: Staff Full Time (USS)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Dining / Hospitality
Pay Grade: 02A

About This Role:

At the heart of it all, our dynamic team works together to prepare safe, wholesome food for the residents and guests in the Residence Hall system at Kansas State University.  Cooks provide food production support to 5-6 different food and service platforms in a “from scratch” production environment.  The Cook role is full-time, benefits-eligible and work begins in January. The work schedule is for a full 40 hour per week and includes a generous benefits package.  Rotating weekend shifts are required. Duties of this role include:

  • Prepare multi-step, complex entrees, and side dishes using standardized menus and recipes.  Assist in the coordination of food production using batch cooking methods to produce quality food.   
  • Actively participate in job training sessions and meetings.
  • Operate, clean, and maintain equipment and work areas in a safe and sanitary manner.  Complies with all cleaning and sanitation standards. 
  • Evaluate HACCP and food safety activities and works closely with others to make sure all equipment and cleaning standards are being met. Stores and handles food in a safe and sanitary manner using established procedures. 
  • Participate as an effective team worker by cooperating with and assisting co-workers, sharing equipment, workspace, and information.
  • Train and oversee the work of student employees in the production area. Perform other duties as assigned.

Why Join Us:

Be part of the excitement of serving student residents and guests high-quality food.  Housing and Dining Services offers a team-oriented environment focused on supporting the academic pursuits of our K-State students.  Our team members enjoy a generous benefits package including medical insurance, tuition assistance, retirement plan, and paid time off. 

To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements: 

  • One year of experience in commercial/institutional cooking.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Considerable knowledge of large scale food preparation, equipment, health sanitation, and safety procedures.
  • Prefer versatility, a commitment to quality, and the ability to engage with and work harmoniously with others.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to accurately weigh and measure ingredients, to use and care for equipment and handle food safely while preparing high-quality products.  

 Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • This position is considered essential during a Declaration of Inclement Weather.
  • Moderate physical exertion is required to perform the essential functions of the position.  This includes, but is not limited to, lifting, bending, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive movement, transporting items up to 50 lbs.

How to Apply:

Please complete the on-line application form. 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until filled.

Anticipated Pay Rate:

$11.00 per hour.  Some work shifts are eligible for an additional $.60 per hour shift differential. 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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