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California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology
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Job Summary
Under general supervision, performs semi-routine cooking duties. Performs work in accordance with Institute and regulatory agencies (ServSafe) safety standards and practices.

Please note: This job posting is for two (2) open Cook positions.

Job Duties
1. Prepares and cooks meats, fish, vegetables, gravies, sauces, cereal, soups, fruits, bakery products and other foods according to recipe or member orders.
2. Prepares and cooks food for special diets, special events, or as assigned from recipes formulated by qualified personnel. May prepare special gourmet food in high volume.
3. Maintains appropriate cooking temperatures by recording measurements according to protocol.
4. Corrects recipes by making substitutions as needed; may create recipes.
5. Cleans and sanitizes work areas and equipment according to protocol; deep-cleans equipment and work areas per schedule. Insures ServSafe compliance in assigned work area and/or kitchen.
6. Checks in food and supplies and uses First In First Out (FIFO) method when using food. Maintains food production records. Notifies supervisor of foods and supplies needed. Unpacks deliveries and restocks work areas.
7. Prepares list of items needed for next day according to menu offerings.
8. Sets up food stations according to protocol.
9. May be required to cook specialty/ethnic food items.
10. May be assigned to storage equipment cleaning responsibilities.
11. Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Basic Qualifications
Must have one year of culinary education and a minimum of 1 year of Cook experience
or two years of relevant experience working in a professional kitchen.

Must be able to follow and maintain maximum standards of ServSafe sanitation and safety to ensure the highest standards for food and beverage service.

Must have a California Food Handlers Card.

The selected candidate must have the ability to carry a minimum of 50 pounds of cooking utensils, cooking pots, cooking supplies and cooking ingredients repetitively throughout the day.

The candidate must be able to walk, stand, and reach for most of the workday.

Must be able to read, write and follow instructions in English.

Must have the ability to perform basic mathematics like addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentage conversion to decimals and be able to count as related to calculating or converting units of measure for determining proper amounts of food ingredients for large food production.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in high-end dining facility preferred.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:
Caltech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

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