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Deerfield Academy

7 Boyden Lane

Company Description:
Deerfield Academy is an independent secondary school committed to high standards of scholarship, citizenship, and personal responsibility.

Through a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, extensive co-curricular program, and supportive residential environment, Deerfield encourages each student to develop an inquisitive and creative mind, sound body, and strong moral character.

Set in a historic village bounded by river, hills, and farms, Deerfield inspires reflection, study and play, abiding friendships, and a defining school spirit.
Salary Range:Location:
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeGeneral
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Preference: Nice to have

Preference: Nice to have

The Deerfield Academy Dining Hall is hiring a full-time (Group II) Cook to work, 10:30AM-7:30PM, Thursday and Friday off during the academic year

 Reporting to the Production Manager and in collaboration with the Chef & Special Events Chef, the Cook is responsible for the service and preparation of food in the dining hall.

 Primary Responsibilities include:  cook various dishes including meats, vegetables, starches, soups, and other items for service at both sit-down and cafeteria-style meals; prepare various ingredients including vegetables, fruits, and meats as directed for use in standardized recipes; use commercial kitchen equipment including ovens, steamers, kettles, ranges, fryers, mixers and slicers; clean and sanitize commercial kitchen equipment; clean and sanitize work areas, food storage areas, sinks, carts, racks, and all other areas and items used for food preparation and service; set up and maintain various food stations, buffets, and beverage areas; maintain and sanitize dining tables; serve food for both sit-down and cafeteria-style meal services; provide excellent customer service to all guests in the dining hall and provide direction as needed to Food Service Workers.

 Deerfield offers a generous benefit package including health, dental, retirement and paid time off.


The successful candidate will receive a $1,000.00 sign-on bonus ($500 paid at time of hire and $500 paid at the end of 90 days of employment


Qualifications include: Completion of 12th grade or equivalent; 1 – 3 years of experience in food service, food preparation, sanitation, and safety practices in a commercial kitchen; ServSafe certification required, or willingness to become certified; significant experience with proper methods of cooking various food items, ability to meet schedules and deadlines; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and communicate effectively; ability to understand hazards and follow safety procedures when using chemicals and equipment and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and to serving the needs of a diverse community.

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