Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time



DEPARTMENT: University Dining Service



SALARY: The minimum starting salary is $15.20 per hour


This position is under the general supervision of the Production/Unit Manager. The Cook 2 prepares all foods as directed off established menus or as needed using standardized recipes. Completes menu management system paperwork for food requisitioning and service record data. Instruct and direct student employees in food preparation, safe food handling, and UDS rules/policies. Maintain safe, sanitary, clean and efficient work environment.



  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation principles.
  • Knowledge of food preparation methods and equipment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Experience with training, coaching, and directing others.


  • Knowledgeable and experienced in a retail and catering environment working with a wide variety of commercial kitchen preparation and cooking equipment.
  • Knowledge of proper food handling procedures to insure quality control standards, as demonstrated by the completion of Serv Safe certification, extensive job experience or classroom instruction.
  • Ability to lead and direct a large number of part time student staff.
  • Knowledge of food products used in the commercial market for example: display and short order cookery skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in recipe reading, production and testing.
  • Knowledge of food allergens.
  • Ability to use computers in a work environment with experience in word processing, electronic mail and food management computer programs to maintain appropriate records.
  • Experience in decision making and problem solving.


University Dining Service is a self-operated auxiliary on the UW-Stout Campus with a $10 million budget. The department has three facilities that house and provide services at other location across the campus: Merle Price Commons, North Point Dining and the Memorial Student Center. There are two cafeterias, Commons and North Point, retail outlets in the Student Center, (food court & marketplace) express locations in academic buildings and c-stores in cafeterias. Campus catering and concessions are also functions of this department. The department has 41 permanent staff and over 500 student employees. Some locations operate year-round and others are closed during the summer period.


The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the system--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences and a solid liberal arts foundation.

UW-Stout offers 48 undergraduate and 26 graduate degrees, including two terminal degrees. Student enrollment is just over 9,500.

UW-Stout faculty enjoy opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry, and faculty are encouraged to maintain strong ties and seek collaborative projects within their disciplines and industries.

All students are issued laptops. Faculty use the university’s online course delivery system and must be available for online interactions and/or alternate time frames for teaching. Faculty members teach, advise students, conduct research, assess student learning and engage in service activities.

Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a town of 16,000 located in the beautiful Chippewa River Valley, 25 miles west of Eau Claire and 60 miles east of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

More information about the UW-Stout community and region:

Facts and data about the university:


Schedule posted weekly. Typical shift: Monday- Friday 11:15 a.m.-7:45 p.m. and every third weekend on rotation.

Employee must be able to lift 30-50# on a frequent basis. Constant standing/walking with frequent bending and stooping must be done to perform job tasks.

The minimum starting salary is $15.20 per hour. Night and weekend differential can apply to this position.

-Night Differential (45 cents) - additional pay for all hours worked on a regularly scheduled shift during the period between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

-Weekend Differential (60 cents) - additional pay for all hours worked between 12:01 a.m. on Saturday and 12:00 Midnight Sunday.

Differential pay shall not be paid to an employee absent on leave with pay (vacation, sick leave, holiday, etc.), during the period in which the employee would otherwise be regularly scheduled to work hours that would qualify for differential pay. The employee must work the qualifying hours to be eligible for differential pay.

A six-month probation is required.

This position is also contingent upon passing an essential job function test.

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan. Benefit details can be found at:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.

In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, employment will be contingent upon a criminal background check and authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:


To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by July 7, 2019 at 11:59pm. Screening of applications will begin July 8th and may continue until position is filled.

Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Please be sure you have included the following documents:

- Current resume

- Names and contact information for a minimum of three professional work references


Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our online application system are available via:

If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

If you have application questions call or email:

Sarah Sippl


Job Family: Staff