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Department: Dining Services
Location: Chestertown, MD

Washington College is seeking qualified applicants for a Cook 1. This position prepares, presents, and serves food as needed. Positions involved that fall under this job title include but are not limited to Prep Cook, Baker, Grill Cook and Cook.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Obtains daily production schedule and preparation requirements from the Chef.
  • Operates and cleans equipment per department procedures after each use.
  • Completes all required documentation, reports, logs as required
  • Complies with federal, state and local health and sanitation regulations and department sanitation procedures.                                                                               
  • Takes orders from customer and prepare items requiring short preparation time.
  • Serves customers in an efficient and friendly manner; resolves customer concerns.                  
  • Utilizes approved food recipes and production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
  • Prep work including, washing, peeling, cutting, and seeding vegetables and fruits along with weighing and measuring designated ingredients.
  • Responsible for using commercial and non-commercial kitchen equipment, which include slicers, mixers, steamers, ovens, stoves, kettles and other equipment needed to complete tasks.
  • Properly stores foods in designated areas following wrapping, dating, and food safety and rotation procedures. 
  • Assists with catering and other special events in preparation, service and clean up
  • Assures compliance with all sanitation and safety requirements.
  • Assist with daily and weekly cleaning of the dining service areas of operation so that it meets operating standards.
  • Performs other duties and functions as assigned.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred but not required; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess basic math ability and the ability to multi-task. Schedule may include days, nights, weekends and holidays. Must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

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