Heat items for daily specials. Items will be either prepared by a cook and ready to heat or will be convenience-type items such as, but not limited to, soups, chili, casserole-style dishes, etc. Use oven, steamer, char broiler, griddle, pasta maker, pasta cooker, or fryer as appropriate
Merchandise and ensure correct signage for assigned station
Greet guests, check ID's and sell guest tickets as assigned; complete sales on POS system as appropriate
Stock display cases and reach-in refrigerators
Stock items for sale or service
Clean and fill beverage machines, beverage stations and insure that appropriate cups, glasses and utensils are available at all times of service
Responsible for dining room cleanliness and appearance, to include, but not limited to, tables; chairs in an orderly fashion; pick up napkins, papers, and any other large items off floor
Sort silverware and fill dispensers, maintaining supply of clean dishes at service points, fill salt and pepper shakers, fill napkin dispensers
If assigned to the dish room, duties may include scraping of dishes and utensils, operating conveyor, and the proper storage of all items
Clean refrigerators, freezers, and all equipment used
Cover, date, and label all food items to be stored
Assist in food production in any area of Dining Services as assigned within classification
Assist in special events/catering events as assigned
Set up infirmary orders and assist in delivery
Responsible for cleanliness and organization of items stored in buffets/closets and in central receiving
Take care of washing and drying all laundry and store in proper places when assigned
Sell alcoholic beverages in compliance with NYS Liquor Authority and Skidmore College regulations
Frequently check and record temperatures of food throughout the day in accordance with Dining Services policies and New York State Board of Health Policies
Clean carts, bleach dishes, trays, glasses, burnish silver, polish silver, and other special event items
Test new recipes when requested
Ensure all food is prepared, served and stored in accordance with NYS Health Codes
Confer with supervisor as to extra duties in food preparation and cleaning in assigned area
Scrub chairs, tables, and all equipment weekly
Maintain a demonstrated interest in learning new ideas
Ability to speak and listen effectively and respectfully with supervisors, customers, and employees of the College
Maintain an appropriate image and dress
Establish and maintain a high level of customer service
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or general education degree (GED); and six months previous work-related work experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and procedure manuals.
Ability to add, subtract and multiply in culinary weights and measurements. Ability to count money and make change accurately.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to utilize or learn basic computer functions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS
Serv-Safe/HACCP Certified within one year of employment from classification date.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, or those who are not physically able, to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach/lift with hands and arms; push/pull; climb or balance; stoop, crouch; talk, hear, taste and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds with appropriate equipment and assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; extreme hot and/or cold conditions; moving mechanical parts; frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level is usually moderate to loud.
Understand proper use of chemicals used in the performance of duties and familiarity with the Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
College reserves the right to reassign all personnel as necessary in the event of an absence or an emergency
May be required to attend employer-sponsored classes or seminars aimed at developing or improving skills
May be required to work overtime or weekends with minimal notice
Understand and comply with New York State Health Codes in performance of duties
Will be required to attend knife and equipment training sponsored by Skidmore College Dining Services
Hours based on available shifts and operational needs. Nights and weekends required.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!