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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Assistant Coordinator, Catering Prep in Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Position Description

Assist in producing & expediting cold food preparation tasks to support Events & Catering services.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist Catering Chef in food preparation for events, dining & catering services.
  • Stand in for Catering Chef during absence.
  • Contribute to developing catering menus and maintaining recipe database.
  • Contribute to insuring that menus, recipes and procedures are followed by catering preparation staff
  • Train and supervise full, part time and seasonal catering prep employees.
  • Insure cold preparation staff follows proper sanitation procedures.
  • Interact in a courteous manner with clientele, fellow employees and other supervisors.
  • Provides support to the Chef Catering services including:
  • Purchasing of produce & baked goods
  • Job performance feedback
  • Ensuring that the administrative and operational policies and procedures of the department and the Laboratory are followed.
  • Perform and insure secure close up of work area / facility at the end of a shift / work day
Position Requirements


  • High School diploma, or equivalent.
  • Sanitation Certificate;

  • Five years experience in restaurant and/or hotel management.

  • Ability to speak and understand the Spanish language is helpful.
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Work scheduling.
  • Vendors and sources of supply.
  • Cold food preparation and serving.
  • Proper sanitation procedures.
  • Organization skills.
  • Diplomacy and tact.
  • Social etiquette.
  • Telephone etiquette.
  • Computer literate.
  • Operation of departmental computer database.
  • Familiarity with the facilities on the Laboratory grounds.

Supplemental Information


Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today's research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL's multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus.

Compensation and Benefits:

Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, a range of recognition, wellness programs, and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center. Visit our CSHL Benefits site to learn more. The hourly rate for this role is $22.32-31.33 The salary range or hourly rate listed is a good faith determination of potential base compensation that may be offered to a successful applicant for this position at the time of this job advertisement and may be modified in the future. When determining a base salary and/or rate, several factors may be considered as applicable (e.g., years of relevant experience, education, credentials, and internal equity).

How to Apply:
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We strongly recommend to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 however; it is not a requirement for employment.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Minimum Salary: 22.32 Maximum Salary: 31.33 Salary Unit: Hourly