Cook - 3 positions available

Salisbury, Maryland

Salibury University

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 61 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The Dining Services Department at Salisbury University is accepting applications for three Cook positions.

Primary Job Duties: Prepares, seasons, cooks, fries and bakes food according to standard recipes. Measures, weighs and combines ingredients for quality preparation of meats, vegetables, salads and beverages in accordance with established recipes. Operates a variety of manual and/or automated kitchen equipment such as ovens, grills, toasters, fryers, mixers, etc. Prepares food items for serving; Assures optimal quality of food throughout preparation and service. Ensures safe and sanitary conditions are maintained by cleaning and sanitizing food preparation equipment and surrounding areas in accordance with policy and practice established by the department leader and Wicomico County Department of Health. Provides guidance, training and support to others to achieve objectives.

Minimum Qualifications: Three years of commercial or institutional cooking experience required. Current valid Serve Safe certification or ability to obtain this certification within 3 months of hire.

Thorough knowledge of food preparation methods. Thorough knowledge of and skill in applying the procedures and standards of quality and quantity food selection, food preservation, meal service and portion control. General knowledge of principles and practices of sanitation and safety in cooking areas. Skill in proper food handling and preparation; in garnishing pans of food for service; in the operation of food preparation equipment. Ability to read and write; to follow and adjust recipes; to provide guidance to food service personnel; to perform basic arithmetic computations; to prepare food using assigned utensils, appliances and equipment; to work in irritating environments and adverse temperature conditions; ability to lift, transport and stock food service supplies and materials. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

These positions are full-time, non-exempt State positions with full benefits. Starting salary will be $36,111 annually which is approximately $17.31 per hour with a 2.5% increase after six-month probation is satisfactorily satisfied. Work schedule will vary based upon the needs of the University and may include daytime, evening and weekend hours. This position is also considered essential meaning the position is expected to report for work in emergency situations such as extreme weather conditions when the campus may be closed.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any documents via E-mail. Three professional references will be requested and required before the final stages of the search. Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.

Applications received by January 11, 2022 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our institution, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Posted: 01/28/2022