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Phillips Exeter Academy

Phillips Exeter Academy, a residential school founded in 1781 by John Phillips, has a tradition of academic excellence, a distinguished faculty, and a long history of educating young people to find their place in the world. Members of the employee community at Exeter share the Academy's longstanding commitment to excellence – a commitment that has made the school one of the finest in the country. We seek to understand the differences and similarities among us, and to appreciate the richness which diversity provides. We welcome your interest in a career at Exeter. The Academy is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks. Please visit www.exeter.edu/careers for a complete listing of current openings and to apply on-line.

Website: http://www.exeter.edu/careers


Job Information
Post Date: Feb 02, 2018 Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a - Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - New Hampshire - Exeter Job Reference: - n/a -
Categories: Food Service, Restaurant

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Job Details
Description
Phillips Exeter Academy, located in Exeter, NH, is a highly selective coeducational independent school for boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level as well. Our 671-acre campus is comprised of academic and residential buildings, a library, playing fields and sprawling green lawns; retaining our 18th century New England charm.

Visit our website, www.exeter.edu, to learn more about us and to view the complete job description.

The Academy offers competitive salaries, and excellent benefits such as health, dental, 9 - 12% retirement contribution, life insurance, disability, vacation, free access to our athletic facilities, and free meals. In addition, discounts in and around Exeter, Exeter Inn and Epoch Restaurant, Homes for Heroes, and McFarland Ford to name a few.

The Position
The First Cook/Catering Chef is responsible for preparation of residential meals as well as catered productions, ensuring consistent and timely production, quality, quantity and presentation of hot and cold foods. In addition, directs kitchen staff in the absence of a supervisor.

Schedule: 32 weeks of academic year, nights and weekends are integral and flexibility is required. Schedule may vary according to departmental and Academy needs.

This position is considered “Essential Personnel”, requiring the employee to report to or remain at work for emergencies and inclement weather events, if instructed to do so.

Education and Experience
• High school diploma or GED required.
• Culinary arts degree preferred.
• ServSafe certification is required. Must be able to obtain certificate within 60 days (attend required class and pass test).
• Minimum 1 year directly related experience in a high volume kitchen and fast-paced environment.
• Experience in an academic institution preferred.
• Demonstrated experience in directing others.
• Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.

Skills
Qualifications
• Experience in large volume production and knowledge of quantity food preparation methods and terminology.
• Ability to discuss food ingredients, including allergens, and preparation methods with management.
• Ability to work safely with knives and kitchen equipment.
• Must demonstrate knowledge of high standards of kitchen cleanliness.
• Ability to perform basic math computations and follow recipes.
• Ability to correctly identify product.
• Must possess knowledge and commit to health and safety procedures with food handling and preparation.
• Practices excellent personal hygiene habits.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including extended hours, weekends, and holidays.
• Ability to function in a fast-paced environment and under short time constraints.
• Must possess excellent guest service and hospitality skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop and maintain collegial relationships.
• Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills.
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills as well as a strong customer focus.
• Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.
• Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusivity and to serving the needs of a diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.


Notes
Application
Submit a cover letter and current resume, as one document (pdf or MS Word format), to: recruitment@exeter.edu or fax it to 603-777-4390. Please indicate in the subject line: TQ First Cook. The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment background check.

The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, religion, gender, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities which do not prevent performance of essential job tasks.

The Academy is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. Applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Due to the volume of responses received for job postings, we are unable to provide individual status updates. All applicants will receive electronic confirmation of application submission and final status. Only those applicants selected by the search committee will be contacted directly. We appreciate your understanding, cooperation and interest in employment at Phillips Exeter Academy.


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Contact Information
Phillips Exeter Academy

State/Province: New Hampshire
Country: United States
FAX: 6037774390
Email: recruitment@exeter.edu
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