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$2,722 - $3,437 a month

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Cook ? Candidate Bank

UW Dining reports through Housing & Food Services as a University of Washington department. As a University employee you will be able to select from a number of medical and dental insurance providers, participate in a Washington State Public Employees Retirement System plan as sick and vacation leave, holidays and additional benefits that support your health and wellness.

We welcome your interest in joining us in carrying out our mission ? working together to enhance student life. We do this through teamwork and a focus on serving the students, staff, faculty and guests of the University.

UW Dining operates over 40 dining and café locations that serve the entire campus community. With over 300 full-time employees, UW Dining supports the campus community by providing a wide range of dining options, from grab-and-go items at our cafes, to food court-style facilities offering hot items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as late-night options.

Are you an experienced, hard-working kitchen professional looking for a consistent schedule of 40-hour weeks and excellent benefits? Housing & Food Services is seeking applicants for a number of kitchen positions. This announcement seeks candidates for Cook positions. The cook position performs skilled cooking duties and participates and provides guidance to staff in the preparation of menu items as well as interacts with customers.

What You Will be Doing
  • Preparing menu items per established recipes.

  • Interacting frequently with customers to take orders, answer questions about ingredients, recipes and pricing.

  • Work alongside staff and directs student and Food Service Workers to ensure production goals are met by providing instruction when needed.

  • Work Schedule
    Schedules will be discussed and set during the hiring process, and will consist of 40 hour work weeks with two consecutive days off. Schedules may be changed with two weeks? notice. Positions in our retail units are typically Monday through Friday, with early morning to early evening shifts. Our residential dining venues are open seven days a week and offer dining options from breakfast all the way through late-night, with schedules to match the service hours. These positions are nine-month cyclic position that will work full-time, mid-September to mid-June. Additional work may be available in the summer based on business needs and seniority.

    You will be offered the opportunity to indicate your schedule preferences during the application and/or screening processes.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • One year of experience as on a high-volume production kitchen, or one year of experience as a Food Service Worker.

  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.

    Desired Qualifications
  • Experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Conditions of Employment
  • A satisfactory outcome from the reference check process.

  • Acquire a Washington State Food Worker Card within two weeks of employment and maintain thereafter.

  • Compensation
    The salary range for the Cook position is $2,722-$3,437 per month, depending upon experience, plus full benefits, including affordable medical and dental coverage, employer matched retirement plans, paid holidays, paid sick leave and paid vacation.

    Are you ready to make your move?! When you apply, you will be asked to provide more information about your location and schedule of interest.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.