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Seminary Cook - St. John Vianney College Seminary

St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami, Florida is hiring a full-time Seminary Cook. Under the direction and guidance of the Chef Manager or whom the Chef has designated to oversee the Kitchen in their absence, the St. John Vianney Seminary Cook prepares, cooks, and serves breakfast and lunch 60-70 individuals, including seminarians, faculty and staff, and guests each day. The Seminary Cook also prepares food for parties, holiday meals, luncheons, brunches, special dinners, and fundraising functions, as well as other social events. This position also cleans the kitchen and dining areas at the end of mealtime each day. The Seminary Cook performs all duties and responsibilities in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami.

Essential Functions and Tasks:

  • Cleans and sanitizes work area, equipment, utensils, trays, cutlery, and dishes. Wears hair tied back or in a cap and wears disposable gloves to avoid contamination of food.
  • Stores food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Prepares a variety of foods, such as meats, vegetables, snacks, and desserts according to menu and instructions provided by food service manager.
  • Takes and records temperature of food and food storage areas, such as refrigerators and freezers.
  • Washes, peels, and cuts various foods, such as fruits and vegetables, to prepare for cooking or serving, exercising safety precautions.
  • Mixes ingredients for salads.
  • Stocks salad bar and replenish as needed; cleans receptacles around each item as needed throughout the serving period.
  • Places food trays over food warmers for immediate service or store them in refrigerated storage areas.
  • Portions and wraps the food or place it directly on the plates for service to diners.
  • Reads and follows recipes.
  • Serves diners who pass through in a single-file line, exercising care to serve equal-sized portions and avoid spillage.
  • Notifies other cafeteria workers and cooks of shortages to replenish supplies.
  • Wipes tables and seats with dampened cloths.
  • Scrapes and stacks dirty trays, dishes, and cutlery, taking to kitchen for cleaning.
  • Cleans up spilled food or drink or broken dishes and remove empty bottles and trash.
  • Cleans, cuts and cooks meat, fish, or poultry.
  • Cooks foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions and numbers of portions to be served.
  • Keeps kitchen area clean and safe from hazardous situations that could lead to accidents, securing such as sharp knives, keeping open containers situated securely.
  • Records opening and utilization of food items for inventory and control.
  • Monitors expiration dates on packaged, canned, and bottled items. Refrains from serving food and drink beyond indicated expiration dates and reports expired items to supervisor.
  • Washes pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment.
  • Performs all assigned instruction and responsibilities in accordance with the educational objectives of the seminary.
  • Becomes familiar with all policies stated in the employee and seminarian handbooks.
  • Reports any behavioral problems, unauthorized activities or other issues that need escalation to Chef or Administrator.
  • Wears personal protective equipment, uniforms, and sanitary equipment prescribed by supervisor.
  • Demonstrates Christian conduct in this role, including modest style of dress, character, and positive interpersonal actions.
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion on information regarding students, their families, and other employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Preferred: High school diploma or GED.
  • One year of experience working in a food service area, institutional experience preferred.
  • Exercise safety consciousness in work activities.
  • Ability to move and carry inventory with minimal loss or spillage.
  • Demonstrate history of maintaining confidentiality concerning all matters that develop in the working environment.
  • Excellent observation and information monitoring skills.
  • Good rapport and good interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Ability to maintain focus on and professionalism with people in challenging situations.
  • Must be able to work through and resolve conflicts effectively.
  • Effective time management skills, including ability to manage several projects at the same time and meet precise deadlines.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment which is required in a commercial kitchen.
  • Able to understand written and spoken English; Bilingual (English and Spanish) Preferred.
  • Must be able to read and understand recipes.
  • Supportive of the mission and tenets of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Must always have a professional and respectful demeanor.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time over heat vapors and work in an environment with kitchen and food odors.
  • Eye-hand coordination and the dexterity required to accurately place measured amounts of portions onto plates.
  • Able to tolerate reasonable use of cleaning agents.
  • Able to push and lift objects weighing 25 pounds and bend and reach with frequency.

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