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Apply now Department: 3670009200 Department of Housing & Dining
Job no: 513904
Employment type: Temporary Part-time
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Dining / Hospitality, Food Safety/Science/Systems
Pay Grade: 04A

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.  This is a temporary position, limited to working no more than 999 hours in a 12 month period. 

Duties and responsibilities 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.  
  • 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.  Practices good personal hygiene.  
  • Participate as an effective team worker by cooperating with and assisting co-workers, sharing equipment, work space, and information. Assist in the educational program for the Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health students. 
  • May train and oversee the work of student employees in production area. Perform other duties as assigned. 

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Experience in residential dining

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the on-line application

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$13.71 - $14.75 per hour. 

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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