CLASS DISTINGUIHING FEATURES: This is the first level of a two-level series. It is distinguished from the higher level by the absence of regular responsibility for coordinating the production of breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner; maintaining adequate products and supplies; and assigning and reviewing work of others. This class has responsibility for assisting the higher level by preparing and cooking individual menu items for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and may individually prepare and cook entire breakfast and lunch entrees.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Cooking. Prepares foods according to standardized menus and recipes or verbal instructions given by supervisor or higher-level cook; gathers and combines ingredients required by standardized recipes; washes, slices, chops, grates, stirs, kneads, measures, mixes, and weighs food products; cooks food by boiling, grilling, steaming, deep frying, roasting, or baking; assists higher-level cook with breakfasts, lunches, or dinners by preparing various foods such as meats, potatoes, casseroles, vegetables, soups, salads, sandwiches, pancakes, eggs, and french toast; prepares desserts, such as cobbler, cakes from mixes, pies, donuts, cookies, bread, custard, and gelatin; uses commercial cooking equipment such as grills, steam-jacket kettle, slicers, mixers, and choppers; turns on grills, ovens, warmers, and steamers; arranges food in an attractive manner; keeps food adequately stocked.
2. Sanitation Functions. Puts food away in designated storage; cleans stoves, grills, walls, carts, and countertops; keeps work area in sanitary condition at all times.
3. Miscellaneous. Some positions may instruct and provide assistance to food service workers or students in preparing foods; instructs food service workers or students in kitchen cleanup procedures; may assist higher-level cook by counting equipment and food items during inventory; some employees may help load food on trucks or tray carts and deliver.
Two years of experience as a cook in a commercial food service facility; OR
Possession of a Certificate of Completion in culinary arts and/or Foods and Hospitality Service from a certified community college or technical school.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation
Food handlers card or Servsafe certificate obtained by hire date.
Some positions in this class may require one or more of the following:
Basic knowledge of therapeutic diets.
Ability in checking trays to ensure diet cards have been accurately followed.
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