Full-time, 40 hours per week, year round position, grade 13, $13.79 per hour The Garde Manger Cook supports the efforts of Amherst College Dining Services in providing the campus community with excellent service and production of our menus.
This positon assists the culinary team with the production and implementation of menu items.
This individual takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.
The work schedule varies and corresponds to the College's operational needs, but generally is Sunday through Thursday, 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. As our work is central to student life, their needs occur at a variety of times throughout the day, week, and year and in such, a flexible schedule with extended shift times is required.
This individual may be asked to cover other shifts or work in other areas of the operation based on business demand.
In addition, the position is designated as providing essential services and should report to work, or remain on duty even though the College is closed.
Key Responsibilities Preparation Prepare assigned menu items to standard, including cold food, packaged field trips and ready-to-eat menu items while adhering to standardized recipes and production methods Maintain operational standards and Health Department regulations Ensure all areas are maintained in an orderly, clean, and sanitary manner Set-up food items prior to and during meals meeting established standards, manage the rotation of goods to ensure highest quality Perform work in a safe and efficient manner; ensure operational organization before, during, and after service Ensure that equipment used is in sound, working order; tools used are properly cared for and stored Communicate operational needs and concerns effectively and pro-actively Inventory Assist with the inventory of storage and supply areas Inspect deliveries for quality and accuracy and communicate deficiencies Communicate product needs through appropriate channels Work effectively to reduce waste and loss of supply and goods QUALIFICATIONS Required High School Diploma or equivalent 1+ year of food preparation experience Current ServSafe Manager Certification or be able to achieve within six (6) months of employment Allergen Awareness as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Strong verbal and written communication, customer service, organizational, and time management skills Ability to taste and work with any and all ingredients used Ability to mathematically reduce and expand measurements required by recipe Attention to detail Work flexible hours based upon operational needs including extended shifts Preferred Prior food service production Culinary training, certification or degree Volume cold food production experience Environmental & Physical Demands Ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 50 lbs.
and occasionally lift, push, pull, and carry objects over 50 lbs.
with assistance Constant/repetitive motions including fingers, arms, knees, hands and wrists Bending, squatting and stooping, reaching outward and above head, constant walking and standing, and ascending/descending stairs Close visual concentration with manual dexterity including the ability to perceive color, contrast, and depth as well as the ability to taste and work with any and all ingredients used APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Interestedcandidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references, or complete the online application.
Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.
The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state.
The college's community is composed of about1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty.
The college's scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acrewildlife sanctuary (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/78261)and theBook & Plow Farm (http://www.bookandplowfarm.com/); three museums:Emily Dickinson Museum (https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/),Beneski Museum of Natural History (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/44872)andMead Art Museum (https://www.amherst.edu/mm/72371); and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium.
The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life.
Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!