Lead Catering Cook


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Located in amherst, NY

Salary: $18.36/hr

Express Employment Professionals is seeking Lead Catering Cooks for Campus Dining at a local University in Amherst, NY.


This is a great direct hire opportunity!


Pay: $18.36/hr plus gratuity! 

Hours: Typically 4 week days plus Saturdays between 7/8am-4/5pm



  • Minimum 3 years professional cooking experience needed, showcasing multiple cooking techniques including but not limited to; sautéing, roasting, frying, broiling, braising, steaming, stewing, cold food production, and food presentation.
  • Ability to slice/portion meats and cheese, set up/break down and sanitize slicer daily, IF APPLICABLE
  • Must have excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in professional knife-handling skills.
  • Experience in following standardized recipes.
  • Experience at organizing and maintaining kitchen work stations.
  • Experience in safe food handling, preventing food-borne illness, and sanitation techniques.
  • Ability to correctly identify product.
  • Must be able to prioritize work and execute tasks with speed and efficiency.
  • Knowledge of equipment used in a high volume kitchen.
  • Must be able to read and write English and have basic and accurate math skills.
  • Must be able to communicate well with customers and management.
  • Must have professional appearance, demeanor, and hygiene.
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds, and be able to walk and stand for 8 hours per day, and bend and reach as the job requires.
  • Must pass Lead Cook written screening test and hands-on practical cooking test.
  • Must be or become ServSafe certified (attend required class and pass test).
  • Regular attendance and dependable transportation required.


Job Duties:

  • High-volume food preparation and cooking, following established recipes and production system.
  • Maintain production and usage records as required.
  • Utilizes products (raw and cooked) to minimize food costs.
  • Some supervisory duties during shifts including: coaching staff on knife skills and proper usage of kitchen equipment, monitoring recipe production, and administering tasks to staff throughout the shift.
  • Maintain high sanitary, hygienic, and safety standards and conditions, adhering to HACCP & NYS Dept. of Health guidelines. Includes overseeing cleanliness & maintenance of kitchen & equipment.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service at all times.
  • Communication with management on kitchen subjects including but not limited to; par levels, recipe correction, staff knowledge.
  • Assist with training new hires and student workers as needed.
  • General cleaning and other food service duties or tasks as requested by management.
  • Additional duties as assigned and requested by management.


Interested candidates please apply through our website, www.ExpressBuffaloNY.com


Express Employment Professionals

3140 Sheridan Dr. Amherst, NY 14226

Express Office: Buffalo
3140 Sheridan Drive
Suite 2
Amherst, NY 14226
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