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13 Apr 2023

Full-Time Cook

gallagherm – Posted by gallagherm Platteville, Wisconsin, United States

Job Description

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a Cook. This position performs a variety of food preparation activities and related tasks according to quality and safety standards in dining, retail, and/or catering venues to ensure customer satisfaction and achieve departmental food service goals.

The position will work in a collaborative and educational environment to provide customer service and related activities in campus dining operations, following established procedures and best practices to assure high quality dining services. The incumbent will be expected to adapt quickly and effectively to daily changes in business needs including increased & decreased guest count, menu substitutions, staffing needs, customer requests, and more.

This is a 12-month benefit and paid leave eligible position  Wage begins at $16.00 per hour and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


  • Performs routine and non-routine food preparation activities including cook to order and specialty foods.
  • Trains and guides student workers.
  • Greets customers, answers questions, and provides information regarding food preparation and associated activities.
  • Cleans, inspects, and maintains kitchen equipment and work areas.
  • Adheres to federal, state, campus, and local food safety regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • At least 1-year prior food service experience
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule that includes evenings, nights, and weekends
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer:

We understand food is a very important part of a student’s lifestyle. Dining Services strives to deliver a variety of options to satisfy all appetites. We have eight different dining locations on campus, with a diverse, quality selection of items at reasonable costs. We also know healthy eating is an important aspect and we strive to provide healthy options at all locations – whether it’s for students, faculty, staff, and/or guests.

We are much more than what most of our visitors see daily. On top of the multiple dining locations on campus, Dining Services:

  • Has a professional catering team that serves meetings, weddings, banquets, and private parties, both on and off campus
  • Provides meals for the Children’s Center on campus
  • Distributes food to the Grant County Nutrition for the Elderly, which has six different sites in the county
  • Supports efforts of the student-run food pantry on campus, Pioneer Provisions
  • Hydroponics lab on campus changes how close our locally grown lettuce and spinach is for all dining locations

We are a self-operated food service creating community and relationships through staff who are passionate about providing the best experience in campus dining. Whether it’s friends meeting for a meal, a comfort food that takes you back home, or being part of our food service team; Dining Services is here to make the campus dining experience one to fully enjoy.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master’s programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin’s largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: May 3, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.


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How to Apply

Apply on our website at: https://careers.uwplatt.edu/en-us/job/498213/cook The following documents are required for applicant consideration:
  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Cook, culinary, Job, and posting. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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