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Catering Chef/First Cook
Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy, a residential school founded in 1781 by John Phillips, has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. Members of the employee community at Exeter share the Academy's longstanding commitment to excellence – a commitment that has made the school one of the finest in the country. We seek to understand the differences and similarities among us, and to appreciate the richness which diversity provides. We welcome your interest in a career at Exeter. The Academy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks. Please visit www.exeter.edu/careers for a complete listing of current openings and to apply on-line.

Website: http://www.exeter.edu/careers


Job Information
Post Date: Jul 18, 2017 Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a - Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New Hampshire - Exeter Job Reference: - n/a -
Categories: Food Service, Restaurant

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Job Details
Description
Phillips Exeter Academy, located in Exeter, NH, is a highly selective coeducational independent school for boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level as well. Our 671-acre campus is comprised of academic and residential buildings, a library, playing fields and sprawling green lawns; retaining our 18th century New England charm.

Visit our website, http://www.exeter.edu/about-us, to learn more about us and to view the complete job description.

The Position
The Catering Chef/First Cook is responsible for preparation of residential meals as well as catered productions, ensuring consistent and timely production, quality, quantity and presentation of hot and cold foods. In addition, directs kitchen staff in the absence of a supervisor.

Position is three-quarter time during the 32 weeks of the academic year, summers and other school breaks off. Schedule may vary.

This position is considered “Essential Personnel”, requiring the employee to report to or remain at work for emergencies and inclement weather events, if instructed to do so.

Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Culinary arts degree preferred, or equivalent experience/training in an institutional environment.
• ServSafe certification is required. Must be able to obtain certificate within 60 days (attend required class and pass test).
• Minimum 2 years’ demonstrated experience as a first cook in similar size operations with knowledge of quantity food production in accordance with current principles, practices, methods, and materials.
• Minimum 2 years’ catering experience in a similar position, preferably in an institutional environment.
• Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting is preferred.

Skills
Qualifications
• Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
• Must demonstrate knowledge of high standards of kitchen cleanliness.
• Must possess knowledge and commit to health and safety procedures with food handling and preparation.
• Ability to follow verbal and written directions, maintain a professional demeanor and restraint at all times, including stressful situations.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including extended hours, weekends, and holidays.
• Ability to function in a fast-paced environment, under short time constraints, and within established deadlines.
• Must possess excellent guest service and hospitality skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.


Notes
Application
Submit a cover letter and current resume, as one document (pdf or MS Word format), to: recruitment@exeter.edu. Please indicate in the subject line: TQ Catering Chef/First Cook. The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment background check.

The Academy offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9-12% retirement contribution, vacation, free parking, meals & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.

The Academy is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Due to the volume of responses received for job postings, we are unable to provide individual status updates. All applicants will receive electronic confirmation of application submission and final status. Only those applicants selected by the search committee will be contacted directly. We appreciate your understanding, cooperation and interest in employment at Phillips Exeter Academy.


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Phillips Exeter Academy

State/Province: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Email: recruitment@exeter.edu
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