First Cook


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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267


Company Description:
Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.

Additional Business Name: Williams College

First Cook
$26-$29 Per Hour
Full Time
High School or Equivalent

Williams Dining is hiring a First Cook located in Mission Park Dining Hall. This is a full time, year round position with an initial schedule of 10:30am - 7:00pm, Sunday -- Thursday. The schedule is subject to change based upon the needs of the department.

Under the supervision of the Senior Operations Manager, the you will work as part of a team on all aspects of the kitchen for student board and campus events. You will be responsible for assisting with the overall function of the kitchen as it pertains to food quality preparation, temperatures, tastes, appearance and garnishing, as well as overall sanitation of kitchen, equipment, and storage areas.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.


  • Ensure all food items on the service line are accurately labelled for food allergens, generated from FSS utilizing Net Nutrition and Bartender program.
  • Ensure the daily utilization of LeanPath Waste Reporting System for pre-consumer waste.
  • Exhibits culinary talents and staff training opportunities by personally preparing some of the daily menu items while assisting in leading the staff and managing all food related functions to ensure a consistent, high quality product is produced.
  • Oversees special allergen and dietary meals for the dinner shift.
  • Accurately records food actuals production information at end of each meal period utilizing CBORD/FSS system.
  • Ensures prepared food is covered and stored properly per MA Food Code.



  • Minimum of five years of experience in food service operation including food production, service, sanitation, and forecasting
  • Possess strong customer service skills
  • Willingness to follow a flexible schedule
  • Ability to relate to customers and staff in a professional manner
  • Ability to work independently and part of a team, solve problems and organize details is necessary
  • Experience with a computerized food service management system (FSS/CBORD, BarTender preferred) and proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Completion of a formal culinary training program is desirable
  • Serve Safe and/or HACCP federal guideline certification is necessary, Allergen Awareness certification preferred or to be obtained
  • Ability to lift boxes and bags (up to 40 lbs) overhead to shelves up to 5 ft and ability to stand and move about the space for prolonged periods

Application review will begin on October 26th and will continue until the position is filled. Pay is $26-$29 commensurate with experience. Job band S09. Please visit to apply.


Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.


Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

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