To work this week as a cook, prep cook, or member of waitstaff, follow the link on the home page. Links are posted every week that there is a Dolci meal.
Work sign ups for:
- Work sign up for Atwater opens at 9:00 PM on Sunday.
- Always wear closed-toed, comfortable shoes.
- Long hair must be pulled back.
- Shirts must have sleeves (no exposed armpits) and long-pants must be worn.
- Wait-staff should wear a white top and black slacks or skirt.
- Arriving on time and staying for the entire shift is imperative.
- Failure to arrive for your scheduled shift without advanced notice will prevent you from working again. If you are unable to work, please contact us at least 48 hours in advance.
- BEFORE you work for Dolci, go to Student Employment Office and fill out the necessary paperwork in order to have a campus job. They will give you a blue Student Employment Card.
- Bring your blue card with you to your shift so that we can enter you into the system.
Dolci chefs have significant kitchen experience, and seek a creative and leadership-oriented role in the kitchen. The chef has the pleasure of creating his or her own menu. A chef must put in a lot of preparation time before his or her Dolci, as well as work both the prep and service shifts in order to execute the menu. While quite fun and rewarding, the job of the chef requires a significant amount of work compared that of a prep cook or cook. Chefs for each semester are chosen at the beginning of that semester.
The chef of the week must:
- Create a menu.
- Submit ingredient lists to the Ian Martin (Atwater Chef) on time.
- Organize what needs to be done during the prep shift.
- Determine/arrange the order of events for cooking during service.
- Manage that week’s staff.
- Be responsible, in general, for overseeing the entire evening.
- For a more detailed description of the tasks and requirements of being a chef, please contact one of our managers at dolci [at] middlebury.edu.
The day before a Dolci meal, several cooks come in to prepare. Prep involves doing anything that can be done ahead of time, including making soups, marinades, some desserts, sauces, and chopping vegetables. Because there is not the immediate time-crunch of getting a meal ready for that evening, prep is less stressful than service. This makes it a great opportunity for newer cooks to get a feel for Dolci.
Cooks and Dishwashers
Cooks arrive several hours before service to finish prep and get ready for the evening. Under the guidance of the chef, cooks execute and plate the meal, and help do dishes and clean up the kitchen afterwards.
The waitstaff, working under a head waiter, prepare the dining room for the meal, wait on the tables, and clean the dining room after service. All waitstaff must wear a white shirt and black slacks or skirt, close-toed shoes, and have their hair pulled back.