Cooks X2

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level  Qualified / Experienced
  • Experience  2 Years
  • What we do  Retail / FMCG & WholesaleEducation / Teaching & Training
  • Qualifications  O-Level / A-Level

Job Description

Midlands State University (MSU) is a leading institution of higher learning in Zimbabwe, offering a diverse range of academic programs.

With a strong commitment to academic excellence and a rich history spanning several decades, MSU continues to be a pillar of education and knowledge creation in the region. Join MSU, a renowned educational institution at the forefront of innovation and intellectual growth.

Midlands State University (MSU) is looking for two skilled Cooks to join its dynamic team. As a Cook at MSU, you will have the opportunity to showcase your culinary expertise and contribute to the provision of high-quality meals for the university community. Join our team and be a part of creating an enjoyable dining experience for students, staff, and visitors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare meals for staff, ensuring the highest standards of taste, presentation, and hygiene.
  • Set up and organize the kitchen, including the preparation of ovens, utensils, and grills for the shift.
  • Adhere to all health and safety regulations, maintaining a clean and safe working environment.
  • Handle multiple orders efficiently, ensuring timely preparation and delivery of meals.
  • Properly store food and detergents, following appropriate storage and labeling procedures.
  • Regularly sanitize and clean workstations, utensils, and equipment to maintain hygiene standards.
  • Monitor and maintain appropriate stock levels, ensuring efficient inventory management.
  • Serve prepared food items at the designated serving point, adhering to portion control guidelines.
  • Manage assets in the kitchen, ensuring their proper use, maintenance, and cleanliness.
  • Control stock and minimize wastage through careful planning and monitoring of ingredients.
  • Conduct quality checks on the freshness of food before and during the preparation process.
  • Coordinate and control stock movement during and after service time to optimize efficiency.
  • Taste prepared food to ensure quality and make necessary adjustments if required.
  • Handle requisitions of food and non-food items for the work station promptly and accurately.
  • Follow laid down handover and takeover procedures to ensure smooth operations.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor to support the overall functioning of the kitchen.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5 ordinary level passes, including English Language.
  • At least 2 years of proven experience in catering operations.
  • A Certificate/Diploma in a related field will be an added advantage.


Medical Aid, Leave and Pension Benefits are offered. More details including salary, benefits and other conditions of service will be communicated to successful candidates.

*NB: Midlands State University is an equal opportunities employer. In the interest of promoting gender parity, female candidates are encouraged to apply.


Applicants must submit copies of applications with the following: application letter, certified certificates and curriculum vitae giving full details of names, place and date of birth, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact telephone number (s) and names and email addresses

Application documents must be in a single-continuous pdf format.

Midlands State University (MSU)

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