Minimum qualifications: High school education (or) the equivalent, and two (2) years of experience in large-scale institutional food preparation and volume cooking.
Preferred qualifications: culinary school training and ServSafe certification from the State of Minnesota.
Job may require working additional hours (more than scheduled 40 per week) to accommodate the catering business on weekends.
Skill in basic cooking methods and techniques; basic knife handling/sharpening/maintenance; how to use, maintain and clean a wide variety of kitchen equipment; ability to read and follow recipes; familiarity with special dietary needs; excellent communication skills in order to interact with customers in a friendly, positive manner.
Ability to work efficiently and complete tasks in a timely manner, prioritize assignments, follow oral and written directions, give oral and written directions to student employee staff and/or customers, get along well with others, work in close proximity to others, perform accurate arithmetic calculations and common weight/volume conversions, multi-task and switch tasks quickly when necessary, maintain accurate records and food-related reports, and maintain an organized and clean work station.
Knowledge of safe food handling guidelines, including ServSafe, FIFO and HACCP principles, methods and equipment used in a restaurant setting, safe work practices and sanitation related to food preparation and service, basic computer applications related to the job.
The ability to work in and move about a kitchen setting. The ability to use kitchen equipment. The ability to work independently. Stamina to stand for extended periods of time to prep and produce foods for events. The ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to forty pounds, (i.e., case lots, milk, frozen vegetables, mixing bowls or containers of food); The ability to access various storerooms, (i.e., walk-in refrigerators, freezers, dry storage, etc.). The ability to retrieve items stored on the floor or 8 inches from the floor as well as overhead positions. The ability to maintain cleanliness of the prep station and assigned cleaning duties that include reaching areas overhead and low to the floor.
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.
In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.
The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely and work skillfully to advance the common good.