Reporting to the Distribution Manager the Food Service Planner / Cook will plan and prepare food to be served at the WHOI Buttery for Institution employees, guests, students, and other visitors. Will also prepare food for WHOI Conferences and Meeting Services as needed; Is responsible for promoting a comfortable and clean atmosphere to enable WHOI personnel and guests to eat, relax, and converse.
Job Specifications (Knowledge, skills and abilities normally required for competent performance in the job):
Previous experience in the food service industry with emphasis on food planning, preparation, and cooking. Minimum of high school education which includes home economics or related business courses, or equivalent work experience. Must possess a high knowledge of commercial kitchen procedure including experience using typical food preparation equipment. Food equipment would include, but not limited to: refrigerators, freezers, ovens, stoves, washers / sinks, food cutter, knives, coffee maker, soda machine, pots and pans, serving equipment, etc. Food service certificate programs / training or degree in culinary arts a plus. Ability to unload supplies upon delivery, up to 30 lb boxes. Ability to put supplies in proper storage location. Standing for extended periods of time while cooking or otherwise preparing food, and ability to move trash to proper area. Work location is a somewhat constricted kitchen area. Must be at least 18 years of age. Clean, professional appearance.