Second Cook Job In Portugal At Bates College

June 2, 2022

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Second Cook Job In Portugal At Bates College

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  • $32.7K – $41.5K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in Lewiston, ME.

Full Job Description

Job no: 492500
Work type: Staff Full Time – Full Year
Location: Lewiston, ME
Categories: Culinary
Title: Second Cook

Position Purpose

Bates Dining, Conferences and Campus Events oversees all student dining and is also the College’s catering provider. Staff holding a second cook position primarily work in student dining providing approximately 5000 meals per day to the students, faculty, staff and guests of the college who dine in Commons. They are also called upon to prepare items for catered events as needed.

As such, this position calls for someone who is able to safely, efficiently and consistently produce and present food in a high-volume setting. A focus on providing outstanding customer service and exemplary organizational and time management skills are a must.

This position may be considered “Essential Personnel” in the event that:

  • An emergency occurs on the Bates campus or in the vicinity that would impact Bates.
  • Inclement weather forces the closing of campus.
  • Or other emergency events deemed appropriate.

Application Instructions

Please submit an online application. You will be asked to provide information about your work history as well as contact information for three professional references. A resume is encouraged but is optional. This position requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background screening and physical.

Job Duties:

  • Ability to perform the following duties, which may include but are not limited to:
  • Preparing student meals
  • Preparing catered events o Assist in other areas as needed.
  • Follow standardized recipes
  • Ensure proper production records are maintained
  • Ensure proper sanitation standards are maintained
  • Display a pleasant demeanor and helpful attitude
  • Maintains the highest levels of customer service practices at all times.
  • Promotes and values diversity and practices two-way communication.
  • Meeting schedule includes monthly Dining, Conferences and Campus Events town meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Culinary degree or equivalent combination of education and experience desired.
  • Serve Safe certification.


  • Minimum of three years’ experience in an institutional or high volume full service food operation required with a demonstrated forward professional progression.
  • Previous experience in a high volume collegiate setting desired.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Ability to establish rapport quickly with faculty, students, staff and outside clients staying composed and friendly.
  • Commitment to customer service.
  • Exemplary organizational and time management skills are a must.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Understand and thrives in a high volume food service environment.
  • Creativity and expertise in most facets of food production.
  • Personal commitment to excellence and the mission of a top-tier small liberal arts college.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion, and serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse community.


Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, 9% retirement contribution with potential for an additional 3% match, 10 days of vacation*, 12 paid holidays, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at [email protected]

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