Under the supervision of a Food Service Director, prepares and cooks foods in large quantities according to diet, consistency, and cycles of menu. Monitors methods of food handling, preparation, meal service and equipment cleaning. Serves meals. Has general supervision over food service workers in a kitchen; does other related duties as required.
Duties Include (but not limited to):
Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry
Prepares raw ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, meats, poultry, and fish for the cooking process by washing, peeling, slicing, seasoning, and so forth.
Cook food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, and numbers of portions to be served
Insure that all cooking temp logs, temp when taking out of oven and holding temp, are up to date
Bake breads, rolls, and other pastries.
Operates steam cookers, stoves, ovens, ranges, and other cooking equipment
Prepares soups, salads, desserts, and beverages
Tastes food to ensure that color, texture, taste, and nutritional values are maintained
Ensures that all federal, state, department, and other necessary government agency requirements are met in the preparation of food
Sees that menus are followed and that established food preservation and preparation procedures are used
Direct activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals
Discards outdated food from refrigerators
Compile and maintain records of food use and expenditures
Take inventory of supplies and equipment
Receives and stores food supplies, using FIFO Method (First in First Out)
Checks food supplies, kitchen supplies, and kitchen laundry, and ensures that cooking utensils, pans, and other equipment are kept in a clean/sanitary condition
Clean and inspect galley equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation
Wash pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and other cooking equipment
Washes and polishes ranges, roasters, broilers, milk cans, and other equipment
POSITION TILE: Cook
Washes floors, walls, and linoleum in kitchen, dining room, and food storage area
Polishes metal equipment and silverware
Updates Dietary Cards
Assists in training of Food Service Workers
Train new employees
Maintains detailed and accurate records and files
Work harmoniously with co-workers, supervisors, residents, families and visitors
May be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed
One (1) year of experience as a cook involving the areas of food preparation and processing including but not limited to cooking, baking, meat cutting, pot washing, dishwashing, and the serving of food in a commercial or institution kitchen.