Food Service Cook

Date Posted: 01/03/2022
Type/Department:Staff in Hampshire Food
Search Status:Position Filled
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Hampshire College Department:  Dining Services        

Job Title: Food Service  Cook

Position Type: Full Time Schedule: 40 Hours a week/ 10-month employment cycle August 1 to May 31

Pay Range/ Status: $17.00 - $18.00 Hour Non-Exempt

Location: Hampshire College Campus in Amherst, MA

Reports to: Director of Dining Services

Anticipated Start Date: Immediately



Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is located on a beautiful rural campus in Amherst, Massachusetts. We provide residential undergraduate education to nearly 600 students. Each department at Hampshire College contributes to the collaborative culture of the organization and plays an important role in the success of the College. Our Dining Services department provides high quality meal services to students, employees, and guests in the form of take-out, dining-in, and catering from multiple locations on campus. Dining Services is a creative, collaborative, and positive work environment. As part of the Dining Services team, you will be instrumental in the department achieving its mission and goals!

The food service cook prepares food in accordance with applicable federal, state and college standards, guidelines and regulations with established policies and procedures. Ensures quality food service is provided at all times. Duties include serving meals or preparing for delivery by using correct portioning, meeting outlined standards, ensuring that food is at the correct temperature and is attractive and tasty. The food service cooks cleans kitchen after preparation and serving, maintaining high standards of cleanliness; stores or discards excess food in accordance with safe food-handling procedures; and maintains good working relationships with coworkers, customers, administrators and managers. Maintains an atmosphere of respect and dignity.

A high school diploma or equivalent is required with two years of experience working in a high volume restaurant, or college, kitchen. Qualified candidate must have a strong passion for, and the motivation to create great quality food adhering to the Hampshire College sustainability commitments. The person in this role will have working knowledge of standard culinary units of measure, current and popular trends in the food service industry, and the ability to replicate these trends. Candidate will be familiar with, and able to operate a wide range of industrial kitchen equipment ie; steamers, convection ovens, tilt skillets, slicers, robot coupe and floor mixers; must have fine knife handling skills as well as the knowledge and ability to use numerous cooking techniques. This position requires working in a wide temperature range.   A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

This 10-month, 40 hour/week benefited position has an employment cycle of August 1 through May 31. While the position is 40 hours a week, Dining Services employees have some flexibility with scheduling. The hourly pay range for this position is $17.00 - $18.00 with excellent benefits program including health, dental, vision, an employee assistance program, a retirement plan, tuition benefits, and more! Please submit your application and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at If you require assistance in completing an online application, or have questions about this position, please call 413-559-6985.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer and deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We are particularly committed to revealing and combating the social and institutional structures that support racism and white supremacy in all phases of employment and college life. We believe that the educational and employment environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to work and grow. We encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, veterans, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Hampshire College is committed to removing barriers to employment faced by equity-seeking groups and encourages (but does not require) members of these groups to self-identify in their application materials. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity in the work environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.