Substitute Cook/Server

Job | Posted 4 months ago
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Beecher Comm. Unit School District 200U
As needed, appx. 3-4/hours daily, from August -May 

Under supervision, provides students with daily wholesome, proper nutrition and safeguards the health of the students, staffs and visitors as determined by the National School Lunch Program, USDA, Health Department, Beecher School District policy. Performs on site meal preparation, cooking and serving of meals. Assists in requisitioning, receiving and storing of foods and supplies. Responsible for forecasting production using data history and for accurate completion of the daily production record. Estimates quantities of food and supplies required. Assists in inventory and maintaining necessary records and logs. Maintains proper care of equipment and sanitation of the kitchen. Cleans carts, pots, pans, utensils, and general work area. Serves as a cashier and operate a Point of Sale register. Other duties as may be assigned.

  • Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certification (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license. 
  • Work cooperatively with the Head Cook, assisting with meal prep in the building of assignment
  • Report to work on time and is not absent frequently
  • Maintain accurate records compliant with all local, state and federal guidelines
  • Follow requirements specified in the National School Lunch Program and USDA
  • Complete annual training per the requirements of the ISBE, ROE, NSLP and USDA
  • Positively promote the child nutrition program and communicate well with parents, students, staff and the community
  • Participate in meetings, district menu planning, School Wellness Advisory Boards, in-service training, workshops, professional development
  • Maintain work place confidentiality
  • Follow established rules and policies
  • Ensure in preparation of food assuring high quality, taste, appearance and display
  • Practices and personal hygiene, dress code, HACCP and safety standards throughout the operation
  • Ensures work is completed in an efficient and safe manner producing high quality results
  • Reads and understands how to follow recipes and adjust yield amounts
  • Cook, serve and cashier during meal service as directed by the Food Service Director
  • Prepare food according to food safety plan and manufacturer’s instructions
  • Maintain accurate daily production records and records on time
  • Follow procedures for cash handling and bank deposits
  • Ensure planned menus are followed
  • Ensure lunch meal counts are accurate to minimize food waste
  • Update daily milk inventory log, freezer/cooler equipment logs, food temperature logs
  • Maintain sanitation requirements for equipment, storage areas, food preparation and serving areas in compliance with health department regulations
  • Monitor kitchen and cafeteria areas to ensure a safe and sanitized working environment
  • Attend on the job training including efficient use of all equipment, safety, weights and measure
  • Attend annual Civil Rights and CPR training, and other required trainings
  • Perform all work duties including food preparation, serving, cashier and clean up as needed
  • Become knowledgeable in POS system/software
  • Ensure that meals are ready to serve at the time(s) established
  • Maintain a good working and professional environment
  • Practice and ensure a helpful and pleasant attitude, use professional demeanor when dealing with conflict
  • Ensure uniform shirt, hair net and rubber sole non-slip shoes are worn at all times
  • React to change productively
  • Plan promotions and marketing events to promote nutrition education and increase participation
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in the preparation, serving and transporting of food
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, printed and email correspondence
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers accurately
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of money, weight and volume
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
  • Ability to problem solve effectively 
The physical demands described below 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. 
  • Requires prolonged standing
  • Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, push heavy objects or materials
  • Requires stooping, bending and reaching
  • Must regularly lift and or move up to a minimum of 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Must work in noisy and crowded environments
  • Must work in and around fumes and odors
  • Must maintain appropriate levels of personal hygiene
  • Must work with gas and electrical appliances
  • Must work with dishwashing liquids and powders, solvents and other cleaning chemicals
  • Must work with materials of intense heat or extreme cold
  • Vision abilities include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus 
The work environment characteristics described below 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. 
  • Requires frequent exposure to extreme heat and extreme cold
  • Requires occasional walking on or around slippery surfaces
  • Requires occasional work in outside weather conditions
  • Must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints
  • Must be able to interact positively with the public and other workers
  • Must work in noisy and crowded environments as the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to moderately high
  • This position has a greater than average risk to minor injuries such as a cut or burn while performing the duties of this job.
Additional duties may be assigned.

Salary/Wage Range:
Contingent upon experience, or $12.74 per hour


Posted By

Beecher Cmty Unit SD 200-U

538 Miller Street PO Box 338, Beecher, IL 60401

At the following locations


538 Miller Street , Beecher, IL 60401

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246