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Company Name:
Dining Services, Brown University
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Providence, Rhode Island
United States
Food Service
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
1-2 Years
Education level:
High School or equivalent


As a member of the production team and under general supervision, the Cook position is responsible with others for the production and service of the menu of the day and/or catering meals using established procedures and standardized recipes while observing the highest standards of sanitation, safety and quality assurance.

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
-    Knows the principles of and correctly performs basic culinary skills such as: vegetable and fruit preparation and cookery; salad and salad dressing preparation; egg cookery and grill work; sandwich and filling preparation and assembly; stock and soup cookery; basic sauce preparation; basic garde manger plus buffet service; garnishing; sauteing; breading and deep fat frying; meat, poultry and fish cutting, broiling, roasting, braising, boiling, glazing, and stewing; and, preparation of simple desserts such as pudding, whipped cream, and bakeoff items.
-    Understands basic organizational structure and reporting relationships; understands interrelationship between operating units, and adheres to established methods of requisitioning and transferring goods within and between units.
-    Understands format of and follows standardized recipes and procedures, while observing standard holding and serving times and temperatures.
-    Coordinates the efforts of others in accomplishing simple tasks, and assists subordinates in successfully accomplishing tasks.
-    Always observes the highest standards of safety in performing tasks, especially those involving wet floors; cutting, slicing and chopping equipment; stoves, ovens, steamers, and grills; and cleaning chemicals.
-    Has complete understanding of the principles of, and consistently practices, safe food handling procedures to reduce/prevent any incidence of foodborne illness.
-    Operates assigned kitchen equipment correctly and safely; correctly disassembles, cleans and sanitizes all kitchen equipment; and maintains an uncluttered and sanitary work area.
-    Performs basic equipment maintenance such as oiling, sharpening, etc; reports any malfunction or needed repair to supervisor; always leaves equipment in proper operating condition.
-    Observes all policies, procedures and regulations of the kitchen, department and University.
-    Improves skills by learning and demonstrating the tasks and responsibilities of Second Cook.
-    Promotes teamwork by cooperating with and helping peers; is sensitive to the needs, perspectives, and beliefs of others.
-    Maintains a neat, well-groomed appearance.
-    Performs other tasks as requested.

Please note: This Cook position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week for 52 weeks per year.

•    Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English;
•    Basic math skills which render candidate capable of converting recipes and making volume-weight conversions;
•    Ability to understand symbols of weight and measure;
•    One year experience as a Cook’s Helper or experience that demonstrates mastery of the tasks of cook as described below;
•    Two years post-secondary culinary school attendance preferred;
•    Ability to perform production tasks with speed, safety, efficiency, and accuracy within defined time frames while coordinating the efforts of others;
•    Ability to stand for extended periods of time, to lift heavy and bulky supplies, and to tolerate extremes of heat and cold;
•    Ability to operate all kitchen equipment correctly and safely.

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All offers of employment are contingent upon consent to a criminal background check and education verification with results satisfactory to Brown.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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