Kitchen Cook

Dining Service

Openings: 1


Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time AM Kitchen Cook with Dining Service. This position is Monday-Friday, 6:00am-2:30pm, and weekends on rotation.

Gustavus Adolphus College is a private liberal arts college in Saint Peter, Minn., that prepares over 2,200 undergraduates for lives of leadership, service, and lifelong learning. Fully accredited and known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is internationally recognized for its annual Nobel Conference.

This position assists in the preparation of foods for meals prepared or served in the Market Place or Catered Events in a timely fashion under the direction of the Kitchen Lead and Assistant Chef/s.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare food items and components based upon Market Place cycle menus and special event schedules.
  • Follow standardized recipes for food items and recipe components.
  • Prepare quantities as directed by Kitchen Lead and Assistant Chef/s.
  • Assist as needed in Market Place service locations.
  • Maintain neat, clean, professional appearance and pleasant demeanor for customers.
  • Demonstrate commitment to overall consistency and quality following established preparation schedules and recipes.
  • Employ technical production skills which at times include the use of appropriate math, reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Organize workload and flexibility in altering personal work schedule to meet work goals designated by work supervisors.
  • Problem solve while collecting work related information and make recommendations and adjustments for successful task completion.
  • Demonstrate commitment to customer satisfaction by providing high quality products and services and appropriate communications.
  • Work in a team setting. This includes effective communication with other staff members, student employees, student leaders, and the ability to try new methods and accept suggestion/direction for change of procedure.
  • Adhere to recipe standards and direction from supervisors.
  • Adhere to quality and food safety standards as established by Assistant Director, Production and Purchasing and Certified Food Managers of the College.
  • Maintain sanitary work area and complete cleaning assignments as directed. 
  • Adhere to dress code as designated by Assistant Director, Operations.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • One year experience in hotel/restaurant cooking in high volume operation.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to read, write, and follow recipes.

Working Environment: 

  • Flexible work schedule depending upon academic calendar and special events/summer programs need.
  • Extended periods of standing and walking, sometimes on quarry tile and ceramic floor material.
  • Exposure to sharp instruments such as knives, slicers, and food choppers of various configurations.
  • Exposure to and use of hot ovens, steam kettles, gas ranges, steam cookers, deep fryers, griddles, and charbroilers.
  • Exposure to and use of walk in coolers and freezers and blast chiller.
  • Moderate to high heat and humidity.
  • Strenuous physical effort at times including lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Exposure to cleaning and sanitizing agents.

Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee. 

  • Online Application

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities. 

Posted on: 08/20/2019


Kevin Birr | | 507-933-7689

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019

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