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Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
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Established in 1793 with funds bequeathed by Colonel Ephraim Williams, the college is private, residential, and liberal arts, with graduate programs in the history of art and in development economics. The undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,000 students.
Cook's Assistant
Full Time
Food Service
High School or Equivalent

Cook's Assistant

Location: Williams Campus,Williamstown
Job ID: 302666
Full/Part Time: Full Time

Opening Details

Williams College is excited to announce the opening for a Cook's Assistant in our Dining Services Department. This position will work with our staff to ensure our students are able to access fresh meals throughout their time at Williams by ensuring food preparation is done in an efficient and timely manner.

The following shifts are currently available:
  • Mission Production Kitchen: 40 hours per week, 12-month, year-round, 6:00am-2:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday with Sundays and Mondays off.

Schedules are subject to change based on the needs of the department.

  • Responsible for assisting the cooks in the overall function of the kitchen as it pertains to food quality preparation, temperatures, tastes, appearance and garnishing, as well as overall sanitation of kitchen, equipment, and storage areas.
  • Preps food per instructions from the First or Second Cook following standardized recipes. Fills in production reports at the end of meal period.
  • Clean and sanitize service and food areas as needed during and at the end of shift periods.
  • Operates kitchen equipment including the Robo-Coupe, Slicer, Food processors, Peeler and handles knives regularly.
  • Ensures all food items being produced are accurately labelled for food allergens, generated from FSS utilizing Net Nutrition and Bartender program prior to being stored or sent to a dining unit.
  • Ensures proper HACCP guidelines while following the MA codes as they pertain to food, inventory control and sanitation.
  • Ensures that sound environmental practices, composting, recycling, and over all pre-consumer waste reduction measures are being followed utilizing Lean Path.
  • Up to date in BBP and MSDS training. Steritech Compliant. Establishes, with manager, daily/weekly cleaning schedules for unit kitchen and assigns staff responsibilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • One year minimum kitchen experience with some experience preparing and cooking
  • Must be able to work independently, stand for prolonged periods of time, and handle heavy material involving lifting and bending and complete duties as assigned
  • This job requires the lifting of objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be enthusiastic, energetic and possess strong customer service skills
  • Ability to relate to diverse customers and staff in a professional manner
  • HACCP federal guideline certification desirable

Application review will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $21 to $23 per hour, commensurate with experience. Job Band S06. Please visit to apply - all applications will be reviewed by the search committee.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at

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