The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

On Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 ITS will perform scheduled maintenance starting at 6:30 am CT and ending by 7:30 am CT. The document upload and download features in the Job Application will be unavailable during this time.
This posting is Closed

Lead Cook

Hiring department Housing & Dining
Monthly salary $2,470+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 1230PM to 930PM
Posting number 17-09-14-01-6178
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, hours and area may vary based on the needs of the Unit and the Division of Housing and Food Service. Candidate selected must provide verification of education and/or experience.

Required Application Materials

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

Additional Information


Responsible for assisting the Executive Sous Chef and Sous Chef in the planning and execution of daily food production in Food Service. Assist in training of staff.

Essential Functions

1. Assists supervisor in preparation of all types of food items for lunch and dinner including but not limited to slicing, grinding, cooking and panning of meat, vegetables and pastries. Assists in replenishing serving line. Assists in setting up and breaking serving lines. Assists in serving of the meal items, food quality and presentation. Trains and leads staff on serving lines. 2. Assists supervisor in cleaning the whole kitchen area, kitchen equipment, refrigerators, freezers, and storage area. 3. Assists in creating recipes and menus. 4. Oversees food display and garnish on all serving lines. 5. Advises supervisor on the condition of kitchen equipment and the need to repair or replace any equipment. 6. Checks computer printout for menu amounts and recipes. Reports any discrepancies to supervisor. Submits food usage report to supervisor.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Work as a team member in a diverse environment, encourage and promote diversity. Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school. At least two years of experience as a lead cook in a commercial cooking establishment. At least two years of experience working with computerized recipes. At least two years of experience operating volume cooking equipment. 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 preparing food in a commercial restaurant 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. Demonstrated ability to work with little supervision. Two years experience supervising 10 or more employees and delegating tasks. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Have and maintain a current ServSafe 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 lbs; Lifting and moving up to 62 lbs; The successful candidate will be required to successfully complete testing for strength and agility prior to employment.

Return to top of page