SUMMARY: To assist in the preparation and service of quality food to students in a quick and pleasant manner.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.
1. Assists with the planning and carries out the preparation of all baked items and some cooked items.
2. Performs the major cooking tasks in preparing school lunches in accordance with planned menus.
3. Assists with the daily cleaning of all kitchen equipment to ensure cleanliness and sanitary
conditions are met.
4. Reports inferior quality of food or faulty equipment to the appropriate authority.
5. Prepares food according to a planned menu, uniform recipes, and determines if the finished product
is of best quality both in flavor and appearance before it is served.
6. Serving of food and cleaning of dishes and equipment.
7. Arranges for proper storage of food supplies and sets standards of efficiency and sanitation in food
8. Take responsibility for the operation of the kitchen in the head cook's absence.
9. Works with custodial and maintenance staff in cleaning of kitchen and equipment.
10. Maintains regular attendance.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
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EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) previous experience with large scale cooking and food
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple
correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers,
clients, and other employee of the organization. Preparation and experience needed to carry out assigned
responsibilities. Knowledge of methods of preparing, cooking and serving foods. Knowledge of operating equipment
found in kitchens; understand and carry out oral and written directions; maintain cooperative relationships with
fellow employees and get along well with children. Experience in the preparation and serving of food in a school
lunch room or cafeteria of equivalent size desired.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but basic written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to work in a friendly manner with co-workers and students, and have the ability to plan own work schedule
and to direct helpers under his/her supervision. General knowledge of the best methods of preparing and cooking
foods in large quantities; ability to adjust recipes to the quantity required. Ability to perform job and communicate in a
noisy environment. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the
community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and continuously required to
stand. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk while performing the duties of this job. The
employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee
continuously uses hand strength to grasp tools. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
such as milk crates, frozen foods, canned food etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
and depth perception and peripheral vision and color vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in temperatures above 100 and
occasionally will walk on slippery surfaces. The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time
constraints and interact with public and other workers. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud to
where you have to raise your voice to be heard. The employee has a greater than average risk of getting a minor
injury such as cut or burn while performing the duties of this job.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.)
and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the
individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.