JOB TITLE: FOOD & NUTRITION COOK
DEPARTMENT: Food & Nutrition (LVES)
REPORTS TO: School Food and Nutrition Manager
FLSA STATUS/CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt; LEVEL 2
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None
APPROVED ON: xx/xx/2014
SUMMARY: Prepares meals for students and staff at the assigned site in accordance with approved production, nutritional, sanitation, and safety practices to ensure that the goals of the District's food and nutrition programs are met in a healthy and efficient manner.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensures that all U.S.D.A. requirements and/or district production practices applicable to portion size, planning, and preparing of food for the school lunch program are met for every meal served
Prepares all daily specials, breakfast, and lunch menu items. according to production procedures
Keeps kitchen clean and sanitized per established policies and health law requirements
Utilizes and sanitizes all cooking and food production equipment
Assists in handling food and supply deliveries and performing monthly inventory accounting
Assists with the training and supervision of student workers and new employees
Completes production records as assigned
Assists supervisor in merchandising the lunch and/or breakfast programs
Maintains proper temperature logs according to HACCP guidelines
Assists the site supervisor in ordering food and supplies to meet the needs of daily kitchen operations
Completes food order sheets as assigned
Handles necessary decisions and managerial duties in the absence of supervision
Prepare meals for special groups as assigned such as catering, head start, and cadets
Prepare and serve meals to students and staff
Identifies reimbursable meals in compliance with USDA and state regulations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Knowledge of safe food handling and sanitization standards
Ability to do perform multiple functions simultaneously
Ability to do mathematical computations
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Produce accurate work and complete assignments with minimal supervision
Ability to apply common sense understanding to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations
Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with staff, students, parents, and community members
Knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws, district procedures and Board policies
Ability to handle confrontation and conflict without an emotional response
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
High School education or equivalent
Food Handler's Certificate from Yavapai County Health Dept.
Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that meets minimum requirements as defined by the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010
Criminal justice/Fingerprint clearance
Computer Proficiency: Demonstrated general proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
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 the 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 required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, stoop and walk. The employee may be required to move forty pounds and could occasionally lift or move up to fifty pounds.
Indoor kitchen/cafeteria environment. This position regularly works indoors. The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate and may become excessively noisy at times. Will have contact with employees, external agencies and the public.
Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Shift Type7 Hours/DaySalary RangePer HourLocationLake Valley Elementary School
NameJody BuckleTitleFood & Nutrition DirectorEmailPhone928-759-5014
Humboldt Unified School District