The mission of Montclair State University's School of Conservation is to gather knowledge of Earth systems through research and to communicate this knowledge through education. Our goal is to contribute to the resolution of environmental problems by cultivating environmentally responsible behaviors that will encourage scientists, teachers, students and citizens to promote sustainable practices in their communities.
The specific goals of the Food Service Department at the NJ School of Conservation are as follows:
To prepare and serve meals and snacks using established standards for clients, students, guests, and staff, that are of a good quality, satisfying, and meet all safety standards.
To achieve excellence meeting all food safety and hygiene standards in food preparation, sanitation, service, and storage.
To comply with all county, state, and federal, food safety, and hygiene guidelines and regulations.
To provide excellent customer service.
Under supervision prepares and cooks in large quantities; does other related duties as required.
Reports to Head Cook I.
• Supervises food service workers in a cooking unit of a large kitchen or has general supervision over food service workers in a small kitchen. • Prepares and cooks food in large quantities. • Prepares raw ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry, and fish for the cooking process by washing, peeling, slicing, seasoning, and so forth. • Prepares soups and makes salads. • Cooks vegetables, fruits, meats, fish, poultry, and soups for the table. • Bakes cakes and other bakery items. • Makes and serves beverages and desserts. • Operates steam cookers, stoves, ovens, ranges, and other cooking equipment. • Checks food supplies, kitchen supplies, and kitchen laundry, and ensures that cooking utensils, pans, and other equipment are kept in a clean/sanitary condition. • Sees that menus are followed and that established food preservation and preparation procedures are used. • Tastes food to ensure that color, texture, taste, and nutritional values are maintained. • Ensures that all federal, state, department, and other necessary government agency requirements are met in the preparation of food. • May supervise the operation of a small cooking and food service unit including the assignment and supervision of employees, and guests. • Acts as relief to head cook. • Maintains records and files. • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units. • Performs other duties as assigned. • Management retains the right to add or change job duties at any time
One (1) year of experience as a cook involving the preparation of a variety of food in large quantities.
Serve Safe Certification
*NOTE: This is a civil service position. After successfully serving a 4-Month Working Test Period as required by the State of New Jersey, you will then be certified to your position, meaning you will attain a permanent status in this title.
Salary Range: H10: $32,702.93 - $45,569.08
*NOTE: Salaries for internal candidates are determined by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission's formula. Salaries for external candidates are determined up to no more than $36,991.65
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With a proud history and a vibrant future, Montclair State University is one of New Jersey’s most diverse and dynamic institutions of higher education. One of four public research institutions in the state, Montclair State is a designated R2 Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Located 12 miles west of New York City on a 252-acre suburban campus which boasts modern, state-of-the-art facilities complemented by green spaces, public plazas and striking Spanish Mission architecture, the University offers a comprehensive undergraduate curriculum with a global focus; a broad variety of superior graduate programs through the doctoral level; and a highly productive, dedicated and diverse faculty and student body.
The University’s 11 colleges and schools offer more than 300 undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, concentrations and certificate programs, and with more than 120 student organizations and 18 NCAA Division III athletic teams for men and women, Montclair State offers its students a comprehensive college experience.
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affi...rmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/