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Cook (req5169)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: Culinary Services 
Location: Saskatoon 
Status: Term, up to 6 months, with the possibility of extension
Employment Group: CUPE 1975
Shift: shifts vary and are subject to change with business demands and will include early mornings, evenings and weekends
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $15.56 - 18.67 per hour (Ancillary Services/Phase 1). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 11/6/2019
Closing Date: Until Filled. 
Number of Openings:

Primary Purpose: This position also assists in all areas of the culinary operations as required including, hot and cold kitchens, bakeshop, retail production and special events.  Follows procedures and direction of the Supervisors ensuring standards are met in the areas of food production, quality assurance, safe food handling, workplace safety, cleaning standards, and workplace policy.  The incumbent will also participate as an active and supportive member of the Culinary Services group to enhance our students’ experience.

Nature of Work: This position reports directly to the Executive Chef and the Executive Sous Chef.  This position works as a part of a team providing support and assistance to the kitchen supervisors. Shifts are subject to change with business demands and will include early mornings, evenings and/or weekends.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities: Prepare Food under the guidance of supervisors and Sous Chefs and according to standardized recipes, menus and specifications; Production of hot and cold foods including high volume production, short order and presentation cooking; Demonstrate professionalism and customer service ensuring a positive customer experience; Assist in the production and presentation of special events; Adhere to departmental standards, policies, procedures and safety requirements conducive to a safe working environment; Ensure the highest level of Food Safe Handling in approaching work tasks; Sanitation and maintenance of work stations and kitchen equipment; Maintain cleanliness standards in all areas of the kitchen; Assist in other areas of the kitchen as needed; Follow franchise procedures and standards as appropriate; works collaboratively with other staff to ensure seamless customer service, which includes but is not limited to covering sick and vacation time. Treats all confidential information and materials in a confidential manner; Collaborates with others as required to complete assignments and support team efforts.

Education: The incumbent requires a Grade 12 and a Food Safe Certificate.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

  • Culinary Arts Diploma, Apprenticeship training or Red Seal Cook Certificate would be considered an asset.
  • A Food Safe Certificate is required
  • WHIMIS Certificate is required

Experience: A minimum two years of experience working in a commercial kitchen setting or full service food service operation.

Skills: Ability to consistently demonstrate the ability to focus on cooking tasks, follow recipes and ensure procedures and standards of food quality are met. Effective communication and organization skills; able to adapt and work calmly in a sometimes fast paced environment with regularly changing priorities and tasks; able to do medium to moderate lifting; able to work independently and with minimal supervision; must excel in customer service and enjoy working in a kitchen and University environment.


The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.