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Cook I - Retail Dining
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Feb. 13, 2019
Title Cook I - Retail Dining
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Dining Services

Cook I – Retail Dining

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Cook position within the Dining Services Department.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


The Cook I position is a short-order, open line cook who interacts with customers to make made-to-order menu items. This position also assists with general food preparation tasks, such as gathering food items, reading recipes and preparing food for service.

This position is a 12 month, 1.0 FTE position.

This position works a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends as business levels dictate. This position is designated as Emergency Essential. Emergency Essential employees are expected to remain at work if campus closes during their regular work schedule or to report to work if the campus closing announcement is made before their regular work schedule begins.


1. Set up/close down open line work station for service based on provided recipes, planograms, etc. in a clean and timely manner.

2. Prepare customized, made-to-order menu items in a high-volume environment, with a focus on food presentation and speed of service (saute, grill, pizza, etc.)

3. Provide assistance where needed in back-of-house or front-of-house operations

Clean and prepare fresh food according to recipe specifications
Pan up raw ingredients for later use in an organized ant appealing manner
Gather, weigh, measure and assemble all ingredients for use in standardized recipes
Assemble catering trays, box lunches, etc. using standardized recipes
Follow ServSafe food handling guidelines
Label and date items once opened
Other tasks as assigned

4. Document usages on production worksheet

Use proper unit of measure when documenting quantities

Minimum Qualifications

High school education or the equivalent
Two (2) years of experience in large-scale institutional food preparation and volume cooking

Preferred Qualifications

Culinary school training
ServSafe certification from the State of Minnesota


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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