The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

This posting is Closed

Cook - Lead Cook

Hiring department Div of Housing & Food
Monthly salary $2,080+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 13-01-28-01-6177
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Work days and hours are Tuesday through Friday 6AM-3PM and Saturday 11AM - 8PM; off Sunday and Monday. Occasional weekends. Work days and hours may vary based on the needs of the Unit and the Division of Housing and Food Service (DHFS). Candidate selected must provide verification of education and/or experience.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Responsible for planning, overseeing and execution of daily food production in Cypress Bend Cafe.

Essential Functions

Leads and assists in preparation of food items for breakfast, lunch and dinner: including slicing, proper knife skills, cooking, display and grill cooking, deli, pizza and salad prep. Responsible for supervision and cash handling. Leads and assists in cleaning the whole kitchen area, kitchen equipment, refrigerators, freezers, and storage area. Maintain proper food storage. Oversees food display and garnish on all serving lines. Properly utilizes, stores, and labels cooked food and food items following proper Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and DHFS guidelines. Assists in creating recipes and menus. Advises supervisor of kitchen equipment repair or replacement. Checks computer printout for menu amounts and recipes. Reports any discrepancies to supervisor. Submits food usage report to supervisor. Meets with basement staff weekly to coordinate production and transportation of all commissary items.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Works as a team member in a diverse environment, encourages and promotes diversity. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

One year of experience as a cook and preparing food in a large retail facility. One year experience food handling. One year experience following basic work instructions. One year experience in supervisory capacity. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

High school graduation or GED. A culinary degree. Over 2 years of experience as a lead cook in a commercial cooking establishment. Over 2 years of experience working with computerized recipes. Over 2 years of experience operating volume cooking equipment. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills. Professional demeanor. Demonstrated ability to receive, respond, and follow through with written and oral University and Housing and Food Service policies, procedures and work related instructions from supervisors, customers, and co-workers. Must have and maintain a current Serv Safe Certificate or a current Travis County Food Handlers Card.

Working conditions

Uniforms and/or personal protection equipment (furnished) May work in extreme temperatures May work around chemicals Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Pushing, pulling and moving up to 50 pounds; Lifting and moving up to 62 pounds. This position requires testing for strength an agility prior to employment.

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