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Second Cook

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Posting Details

Requisition Information

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Classification Information

Classification Title Sewanee Dining, Second Cook
FLSA Status Non-Exempt Hourly
Career/Pay Band NE4
Work Schedule 10 month
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Full Time vs Part Time Part Time
Appointment Term
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Primary Function

Employee performs semi-skilled work in preparing and cooking a variety of food stuffs for the dining hall. Works involves preparing and cooking a wide variety of food-stuffs, some of which may require special techniques and care to reduce costs and serve properly.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

• Prepares and cooks a variety of foodstuffs.
• Operates standard cooking equipment; such as mixers, steamers, toasters fryers, ovens, grill and stoves.
• Participates in kitchen cleaning work, such as washing and cleaning equipment.
• Assists in preparing entrees and dining hall menus.
• Packages and labels prepared food product
• Secures food supplies from storeroom and/or refrigerators
• Practices food safety and maintains and follows sanitation (HACCP) standards.
• As needed replaces a more experienced cook in the latter’s absence
• Assists in storeroom duties such as receiving orders, rotating stock and taking inventory
• Other duties as assigned

Judgment Required Judgment and discretion as to the use of established policies are required to perform the essential duties of this position.
Budgetary Responsibility None
Machines & Equipment Used

All standard kitchen equipment such as grills, ovens, mixers, tilt skillets, charcoal grills etc.

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


High school diploma or equivalent


2 years basic food service experience

Job Related Skills

Basic knife skills and food assembly


As required

Personal Interaction/Communications

Student Contact

Limited interaction with student dinners


Limited interaction


Limited interaction

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision Received This position works with considerable independence and self-direction. Only general direction and scope of the work to be accomplished are discussed with supervisor.
Positions Directly Supervised


Positions Indirectly Supervised

Food service prep and utility

Confidential Information

Confidential Information

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Work Environment

Working Environment

High volume kitchen production with hot cooking equipment, cold storage, sometimes slippery floors.

University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter