Cook II - Floater

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • 750 Amherst Ave, Claremont, CA 91711, USA
  • Jul 21, 2022
Full time Food Services

Job Description

Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement                                    

In addition to its commitment to a harassment-free educational and working environment, the College is an equal employment opportunity employer. The College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable state and federal laws on the matter. The College does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including gender, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition or medical leave, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. The College also prohibits the harassment of any employee on any of these bases.



Claremont, CA


Job Posting Title:

Cook II - Floater


Job Details and Requirement:




Prepare fresh ingredients with Chef’s direction including slicing, marinating, boning, and other basic preparation techniques. Adhere to health codes required for working with food, maintaining food quality standards and a clean and organized environment. From scratch principles and food safety techniques are key elements of this job. Flexibility to provide aid in a variety of areas of the kitchen is a key aspect of this job.






Reporting to the Executive Chef performs the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Reviews daily menu assignments with the Chef and preps ingredients per direction. Assignments will change daily based on business needs.
  • Ensures prep is completed, communicate with Chef on recipes and portions.
  • Batch cooks during the course of the meal, based upon demand, ensuring food is presented and garnished appropriately.
  • Ensures ingredients are covered, labeled, and properly stored. Verifies that all entrees are prepared to the proper temperatures. 
  • Assist with catering preparation as needed.
  • Cross training on cold and hot food stations.
  • Diligently maintains a clean and sanitary workspace during the course of the meal and while preparing food.  Sanitizes workstation upon the conclusion of the shift.
  • Setup station, maintain during service then breakdown and clean at conclusion of the meal service.
  • Responsible for weekly deep cleaning of work stations, including hoods, stoves and ovens.
  • Follows proper food preparation and sanitation directives as established by Health Department. Complies with internal policies and procedures as they apply to food, sanitation, and safety within the Dining Hall department. This includes, but is not limited to, keeping work area clean, properly/safely using equipment and keeping floor free of food/liquid that may be potential safety hazard, and adhering to the agreed work schedule.
  • Other duties may be assigned as appropriate. This includes daily, weekly or monthly cleaning, and cross training as time permits.


Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment. 


The successful candidate will also be able to perform the following essential functions:

  • Take and follow directions.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Receive and respond appropriately to constructive criticism.
  • Display a positive attitude.
  • Balance multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.




EDUCATION:  Graduation from high school, GED, or any combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability.


EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in high-volume line cooking or production cooking in a full-service dining establishment or food service establishment with emphasis on a specialty cuisine menu production preferred.

CERTIFICATION:  A California Food Handlers Card is required.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to stand, walk, bend, climb, push, pull, stop, twist, stretch, squat, reach, and lift up to 25 pounds from floor to waist level without assistance, and must be able to work on feet for prolonged periods of time.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:  Individual must possess knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of knowledge skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge of food sanitation policies and procedures is required.
  • Must have experience working in a fast-paced commercial kitchen using commercial kitchen utility equipment.
  • Possesses advanced knowledge of basic food products (meat, poultry, fish, produce, dry goods, etc.), as well as cuisine specific food products for specialty food production. Possesses working knowledge of standard and specialty food equipment such as: Woks, Rotisseries, Smokers and Teppanyaki grills etc.; possesses advanced knife skills and ability to, sufficiently, perform all basic cooking method; ability to multi-task within those basic cooking methods to ensure no interruption in servicing of the guests.
  • Must be able to prepare food from scratch.
  • Must be able to perform simple arithmetic functions relating to food and beverage preparation.
  • Be flexible to work in different areas of the job.
  • Take initiative in performance of your work tasks, and be willing to assist others as needed.
  • Be respectful and courteous to coworkers, customers, visitors, managers and others. Communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Must be able to establish cooperative working relationships and work well with minimal supervision.
  • Use organizational and time management skills.
  • Complete work with a sense of urgency, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Deploy professional skills in collaboration with colleagues, to best promote the College’s strategic interests and provide the best quality on campus food services.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily understand and follow job related instructions in English, both orally and written.




REQUIRED HOURS:  The regular hours for this position line up with a 9 month academic calendar. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule. The regular hours are 40 hours per week, 5 days per week, and will include a variable schedule based on business needs. Overtime, holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Regular hours will vary due to needs of the College or department.


This is a non-exempt position. This is a regular position.

This is a part-time position due to it being a 9 month position.

This is a benefits eligible position.


Supervisor – AB1825                                                 No 

Mandatory Reporter – CA Penal Code:                   No

Responsible Employee – Title IX:                             No 

Campus Security Authority – The Clery Act           No


Physical Requirements:           Moderate (up to 30 lbs.)


GROOMING AND APPEARANCE: The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times. A uniform is required and will be provided.

BACKGROUND CHECK: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check. This position requires the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test. Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

ADA/OSHA:  This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position.  It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. 


DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.  Duties and responsibilities can change and develop over time, accordingly the College reviews job description on a periodic basis and may make changes of business necessity.


AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT:  Employment with the College is “at-will” meaning that the terms of employment may be changed with or without notice, with or without cause, including, but not limited to termination, demotion, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, duties, and location of work.  There is no agreement express or implied between the College and you for continuing or long-term employment. While the College has every hope that employment relationships will be mutually beneficial and rewarding, employees and the College retain the right to terminate the employment relationship at will, at any time, with or without cause.  The President is the only person who can modify or alter the at-will employment relationship.


Claremont McKenna College hires and promotes individuals on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristic or information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  Inquiries may be directed to the Director for Human Resources, 528 N. Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-4015, (909) 621-8490.  All applicants must complete and submit an online application to be considered for an open position.

Employment is contingent upon new employee providing documents verifying U.S. citizenship or, for aliens, documents verifying legal permission to work in the United States, applicant's acceptability for positions requiring use of a college vehicle is contingent upon a driving record acceptable to the College's automobile liability insurance. Promotion from within is encouraged whenever qualified employees of Claremont McKenna College are available. Interested employees of the College are urged to contact the Office of Human Resources if qualified for any open position. Please do not contact departments directly.


Disability Accommodations                                                                                    

In compliance with applicable laws ensuring equal opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, CMC will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual (applicant or employee) with a disability if the disability affects the performance of essential job functions, unless the accommodation results in an undue hardship for the College. Employment decisions are based on the merit and not an individual’s disability.               


An applicant or employee who requires an accommodation should contact the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. If multiple accommodations are identified that do not pose an undue hardship for the College, the selection of an accommodation will be at CMC’s discretion. To request disability accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please contact Human Resources at (909) 621-8490 or for assistance.

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