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Nighttime Cook

Middlebury College

Middlebury, vermont

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Full Job Description

The Nighttime Cook will prepare a variety of menu items for service following established preparation guidelines using a griddle, char broiler, deep fat fryer and pizza oven to prepare food to order within forecasted and planned amounts. They will complete all assigned work ensuring high quality and timely meal preparation and following all standards of quality and sanitation. The Nighttime Cook will prepare food products in customer service areas serving and interacting with customers in a friendly and courteous manner. They will assist members of the culinary team with executing meal service and be willing and able to take direction and guidance from more senior cooks.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, hourly position with a hiring range of $18.63-22.82 per hour.

Some of the hours worked could also qualify for hourly shift differential rates and weekend shift differential.

  • Hours worked between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m: an additional $1.50/hr
  • Hours worked between 12 a.m. and 7 a.m: an additional $3.00/hr
  • Hours worked on weekends an additional $1.00/hr.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.  
  • Leads in food production work includes cutting vegetables, meats & cheeses, some oven & toaster work  
  • Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures. Observe proper food storage and handling procedures to ensure a safe and sanitary work environment.  
  • May on occasion, serve alcohol to a diverse population. Sale of such alcohol must conform to a laws set forth be the Vermont DLC. Must past certification course from DLC of Vermont  
  • Observe proper food storage and handling procedures to ensure a safe and sanitary work environment. Assis in receiving and taking deliveries.  
  • Ensure the highest standards in sanitary BOH procedures, fill out temp and time sheets, follow cleaning checklists, Food storage and prep areas are clean and always maintained. Following VT safety and sanitary standards revery shift.  
  • May on Occasion be asked to work on POS and help cover other dining operations, be versed on basics for cash operations.  
  • Always Cleaning work areas, including counters, floors, dishes, and related equipment and ensures they are in proper sanitary condition  

Middlebury College is an equal-opportunity employer where diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values. To this end, the College recruits talented and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across the United States and around the world. Middlebury College encourages applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, and members of other protected classes and historically underrepresented communities. The College also invites applications from individuals who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.


  • High school diploma or GED preferred.  
  • Safe Serve Food Service Sanitation Certificate will be administered during training period.  
  • The Retail Foods Cook will be expected to continue to develop his/her culinary skills though a demonstrated commitment to grow and become increasingly versatile to the unit and organization.  
  • Minimum three years of experience as a cook.  
  • Minimum three years of experience or training in cold food preparation, food storage and shelf life, basic kitchen work, with knowledge of food service cleanliness and sanitation standards.  

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Must be able to stand for up to 4 hours continuously, as well as frequent bending and overhead reaching with twisting motions. Must be able to lift 10-20# numerous times during the day and up to 50lbs several times each day, must be able to push and pull up to 70lbs frequently.  Repetitive use of hands for grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation.   Criminal Background Check


Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.


As an employee of Middlebury College, you will enjoy being part of a vibrant supportive community. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and competitive health, dental, life, disability, generous retirement matching, and vision benefits, Middlebury offers a generous time-away program - up to 34 days per year during the first two years of service, increasing as the term of service lengthens. Middlebury employees are eligible for robust educational assistance programs as well as free or reduced rates for cultural events and use of sporting facilities (including the College's golf course and Nordic and alpine ski area). The result is a very high quality-of-life in a gorgeous setting. Middlebury Colleges offers its employees excellent compensation and other perks of employment including:

  • MiddCard Privileges: access to athletic facilities, discounts at the College store, library privileges, and discounts at cultural and sporting events. In addition, the card allows door access to certain campus buildings. Spouses or domestic partners of benefits-eligible employees are eligible to receive a Spouse/Partner card with the same privileges as the employee card (except door access).
  • Discounts on season passes at Middlebury College Snow Bowl, the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and the Rikert Outdoor Center.
  • Access to our Partner Inclusion Program that provides comprehensive support services to the spouses and partners of Middlebury employees.
  • A full listing of our benefit offerings can be found on our website by following this web link:
  • Or click see some of the other fun perks of working at Middlebury, whether in Vermont or Monterey!

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