University of Rochester SEIU Cook III in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 032 ESM Dining/Aux Ops




Position Summary:

Prepares, seasons, and cooks food for patients, students, employees, and visitors.


Performs, coordinates and trains other food preparation personnel in the techniques of washing, boning, trimming, tenderizing, cooking, and seasoning of food items; measuring and mixing ingredients according to recipes to make foods such as stocks, sauces, gravies, soups, stews, casseroles, dressings, relishes and desserts; baking, roasting, microwaving, broiling, frying and steaming of meat, fish, vegetables, and other food. May prepare cold meats, sandwiches, griddle cakes, cooked cereals, and beverages.

Carves and trains others to carve portions of meat, fish, and fowl and apportions servings of food items according to recipe, cafeteria menus and menus of patients.

Reviews computer-generated menus and recipes to insure that the type and quantity of meats, vegetables, soups, salads, desserts, and other related food items to be prepared are correct. If corrections are needed, reports that information to the FPM. Plans cooking and batch-cooking schedule so that foods will be ready at specified times. Confers with the FPM and makes recommendations regarding modified diets and use of leftovers. Assures that all serving areas are supplied with food and are appropriately garnished.

Plans and prepares for the following day.

Observes precautions against deterioration and degradation of prepared foods and foods awaiting preparation or leftovers awaiting proper storage. Assures that prescribed standards of sanitation and safety are maintained, including participating in the Departments HACCP program.

Tests food by sight, smell, taste, temperature, and touch/feel to determine when it is cooked and to add ingredients or seasonings to improve flavor and texture; adjusts temperature and cooking times; participates in the department┬┐s taste testing program both in the kitchen and on the units.

Records amounts of food left over or not served and records additional food items prepared.


Associate's degree or Culinary Arts degree in food preparation plus 3-5 years work experience, which demonstrates ability to work as a Cook and to coordinate the work of other food production personnel; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to lift items weighing approximately 40-50 pounds

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Job Title: SEIU Cook III

Location: Central Administration

Job ID: 211738

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time