Senior Cook

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7115661 (Ref.No. ta223120)
Posted: November 8, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


Come join the staff at OU HSC and become a part of Oklahoma's premier research university which leads the state in education and career opportunities. OU HSC is one of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. We are currently building world-class institutes for the treatment of diabetes and cancer. We are looking for a Senior Cook to join the team. This postion plans and prepare menus, prepares food in large production kitchen, manages kitchen inventory, and performs other duties as needed to fulfill the function of the position.


  • Plans, develops, and assesses costs for menus. 
  • Prepares new recipes/entrees, salads and other menu items.
  • Monitors and maintains physical inventory weekly and/or monthly. 
  • Order produce and other food items on a daily basis.
  • Participates in ongoing skill development courses in order to stay abreast of the latest trends in the food service industry.
  • May prepare specialty foods, such as pizzas, fish and chips, sandwiches, or tacos, following specific methods that usually require short preparation time.
  • Cleans and maintains food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Job Requirements


Education: High School Diploma, GED, or graduate of a culinary school

Experience:  36 months food service experience

Certification Preferred:  Valid Safe Food Handling and Sanitization Certificate from the State of Oklahoma


  • Ability to understand & convert measurements
  • Basic knowledge of kitchen equipment & supplies
  • Ability to plan a health conscience menu
  • Ability to interpret information
  • Ability to multitask
  • Ability to understand profit and loss statement


  • Familiarity with preparation of gourmet and specialty type menu items
  • Some experience in menu planning and costing
  • Experience in complete kitchen management, ethnic cooking (including baking), salad preparation, entrée selection, and pairing

Working Conditions:   Standard restaurant environment

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.