The Deerfield Academy Dining Hall is hiring a full-time (Group II) Cook to work, 10:30AM-7:30PM, Thursday and Friday off during the academic year

Reporting to the Production Manager and in collaboration with the Chef & Special Events Chef, the Cook is responsible for the service and preparation of food in the dining hall.

 Primary Responsibilities include:  cook various dishes including meats, vegetables, starches, soups, and other items for service at both sit-down and cafeteria-style meals; prepare various ingredients including vegetables, fruits, and meats as directed for use in standardized recipes; use commercial kitchen equipment including ovens, steamers, kettles, ranges, fryers, mixers and slicers; clean and sanitize commercial kitchen equipment; clean and sanitize work areas, food storage areas, sinks, carts, racks, and all other areas and items used for food preparation and service; set up and maintain various food stations, buffets, and beverage areas; maintain and sanitize dining tables; serve food for both sit-down and cafeteria-style meal services; provide excellent customer service to all guests in the dining hall and provide direction as needed to Food Service Workers.

 Qualifications include: Completion of 12th grade or equivalent; 1 – 3 years of experience in food service, food preparation, sanitation, and safety practices in a commercial kitchen; ServSafe certification required, or willingness to become certified; significant experience with proper methods of cooking various food items, ability to meet schedules and deadlines; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively; ability to understand hazards and follow safety procedures when using chemicals and equipment and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community.

Deerfield offers a generous benefit package including health, dental, retirement and paid time off.

Sign On Bonus:

The successful candidate will receive a $1,000 sign-on bonus ($500 paid at the time of hire and $500 at the end of 90 days.)


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Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

Deerfield Academy is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, pregnancy, protected military veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.