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New York Institute of Technology Cook- PT (seasonal) in Old Westbury, New York

Cook- PT (seasonal)

Job Location(s)

US-NY-Old Westbury

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NYIT de Seversky Mansion

\# of Openings

Position Type
Staff (Dining)

Regular Part-Time

Food Services


New York Institute of Technology's six schools and colleges offer undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs in in-demand disciplines including computer science, data science, and cybersecurity; biology, health professions, and medicine; architecture and design; engineering; IT and digital technologies; management; and energy and sustainability. A nonprofit, independent, private, and nonsectarian institute of higher education founded in 1955, it welcomes nearly 8,000 students worldwide.

The university has campuses in New York City and Long Island, New York; Jonesboro, Arkansas; and Vancouver, British Columbia, as well as programs around the world. Nearly 110,000 alumni are part of an engaged network of physicians, architects, scientists, engineers, business leaders, digital artists, and healthcare professionals. Together, the university's community of doers, makers, healers, and innovators empowers graduates to change the world, solve 21st-century challenges, and reinvent the future.

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Food and Menu Preparation:
Adhere to a daily work plan provided by Area Supervisor including tasks and timelines.
Prepare and cook food according to daily meal plan in short order and a la carte fashion in accordance to recipes and procedures set forth by Executive Chef.
Develop daily food preparation and production lists based on daily usage and menus planned for events.
Coordinate with supervisor and other management team members to assist in making adjustments in quantity and timing of meals based upon changes in group size.
Work together with supervisor and co-workers to coordinate meal preparation and presentation from kitchen to floor (including layout of buffets and cooking stations); ensure quality and quantity control.
Operate and oversee use of appliances including, but not limited to: slicers, ovens, broilers, Frialator, dishwashing machinery, and other small kitchen appliances.
Assist supervisor by tracking inventory levels.
Notify supervisor if orders for food need to be placed and work with co-workers and supervisor in requisitioning foods, grab and go from commissary, or purchasing agents.
Provide input and suggestions to menus for special functions and revising daily lunch menu.
Make independent food selections for portions of menus for smaller functions when requested by manager, and menu substitutions based upon inventory
Assist in receiving orders and quickly storing to proper areas by placing the perishables away first so that they do not spoil.
Provide direction to other team members and assist as needed regarding menu selections, set up etc., and perform additional functions incidental to maintaining kitchen area.
Take and document time and temperature logs consistently throughout the day.
Prepare and serve foods that require only a short preparation time, including: grilling and garnishing hamburgers; preparing sandwiches; frying eggs; and cooking french fries, often working on several orders at the same time.
Ensure smooth execution of special functions in manager's absence.
Other duties as assigned.
Maintenance and Cleaning:
Maintain standards of sanitation, kitchen hygiene, and food service techniques and safety
Contact supervisor if maintenance needs to be done or service is needed on any equipment
Clean and organize of all areas including work stations, refrigerators, walk-ins, storage rooms, and general employee areas
Adhere to weekly schedule set forth by Area Supervisor


Educational Requirements: (High school or Equivalent), plus two to three years' of experience in a high volume commercial catering kitchen setting serving up to 200+ people, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
Must possess Food Manager Certification, and follow the HACCP policies and procedures
Ability to work a variety of shifts including weekends, evenings and holidays.
Ability to perform basic mathematics.
Ability to stand for extended periods of time and occasioanlly lift/ or move up to 25 lbs.

New York Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
The health and safety of our community is the highest priority. As such, New York Institute of Technology is requiring all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons will be reviewed and considered in accordance with applicable law.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability