Cook 1 - ISU Dining

Iowa State University Ames , IA 50011

Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Information:

Position Title:

Cook 1 - ISU Dining

Job Group:


Required Minimum Quals:

  • Ability to read, write, and follow instructions.

Preferred Qualifications:

Food service experience.

Customer service experience.

Cooking experience.

ServSafe Certification.

Job Description:

Iowa State University Dining is seeking applications for multiple Cook I positions across campus. Specific schedules for all available Cook I positions will be provided during the interview process. Applicants will be able to choose specific positions and appointments that they would like to be considered for at that time.

This Pool Posting will be used to hire for multiple positions that could include 1st and 2nd shifts and/or weekend hours. ISU Dining hires for 9, 10, 11 and 12 month positions. At the time of interview, applicants will identify the specific jobs and shifts they are interested in working.

Under direct supervision, performs general cooking duties using standardizes recipes and performs other preparation and sanitation duties as required.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares and cooks meats, fish, vegetables, gravies, cereals, soups, fruits, bakery products and other forms of food.

  • Prepares and cooks food for special diets from recipes formulated by qualified personnel.

  • Assists in on-the-job training and assist in directing the work of food service workers, students and other employees within area of assignment.

  • Assists in the preparation of salads and desserts.

  • Notifies supervisor of food and supplies needed.

  • Checks in food and supplies as necessary.

  • Maintains food production records.

  • Cleans kitchen, kitchen utensils and equipment; secures refrigerator and freezer.

  • Serves food as required.

  • Maintains maximum standards of sanitation and safety.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to judge final food product for quantity (yield) and quality (color, taste, texture, etc.).

  • Ability to determine the freshness and quality of raw and cooked food products by sight and taste.

  • Knowledge of safe temperatures for serving food and storage of refrigerated and frozen storage of raw and cooked foods.

  • Knowledge of principles of food sanitation, health hazards, and the necessary precautionary measures.

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Ability to provide on-the-job training in food preparation to lower level employees.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.

Appointment Type:


Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:

Full time

Pay Rate Type:


Pay Grade:

Application Instructions:

Apply for this position by clicking on "Apply" and completing the Merit Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter details about your education and work history. If you have questions regarding the application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:

June 20, 2020

Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.

Posting Close Date:

Job Requisition Number:


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Cook 1 - ISU Dining

Iowa State University