Dining Services - Cook
Colorado State University Mountain Campus

Live and work in a secluded Rocky Mountain valley at 9,000ft in Northern Colorado!

1,600 acre campus nestled in a beautiful, secluded mountain valley at 9,000 ft. (2,743m) 50 miles West of Fort Collins, CO and near the Northern border of Rocky Mountain National Park.

16321 Pingree Park Road, Bellvue, CO 80512
$14.00 / hour
Some experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 11, 2020)

The Colorado State University Mountain Campus is located 53 miles west of Fort Collins, and is situated at 9,053 feet in a beautiful mountain valley on the northern boundary of Rocky Mountain National Park.  The campus serves as the site for university-level natural resources and other academic field programs, youth environmental education programs, and as a conference center for educational groups of all ages. The CSU Mountain Campus is remote and the conveniences of the city, including daily contact with friends, cell phone service and reliable internet are left behind. All employees live in housing provided by the University and NO pets are permitted.

A position at the Mountain Campus combines the positive attributes of summer camp work and on-campus employment.  The staff develops into a team that works and lives together through the season. Most employees work a 35 - 40 hour work week, and get two days off each week. All employees are expected to take ownership in the well-being of the campus, its community and stewardship of the natural environment.

A COOK position at the CSU Mountain Campus is an essential part of our dining services operation. A cook needs to be highly motivated, have a strong sense of customer service, adhere to safety and sanitation policies, be detail-oriented, be able to lift and move objects up to 40 lbs., and work while standing in a busy environment. Knowledge of foodservice equipment is helpful, and teamwork is essential. In addition to these criteria, a cook needs to possess leadership qualities and be willing to provide assistance and direction to the employees in the kitchen. Experience working in a kitchen environment, ability to follow and adapt recipes, knowledge of food sanitation practices and kitchen service equipment, and confidence in cooking for large groups are desirable qualities for this position. 

Hiring will be based upon experience in related work situations, living experiences, and personal interests. We believe strongly in the “team” concept and the ability of applicants to work and live well with others in our remote setting. We are looking for employees who are comfortable working and living in a remote area. Experience in higher education either as a student or an employee is highly desirable, but not required.  Individuals will be selected for an interview through a screening process. Job offers will be made in the spring for summer employment and Mid-July for fall employment.

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