3 Hour Food Service

Job | Posted 2 months ago


Title:                    FOOD SERVICE COOK                                                                                             File 802
Reports to:           Food Service Supervisor and Food Service Manager
Job Objective:     Prepares and serves meals.  Maintains high standards that support the effective delivery of quality food services.  Maintains an orderly and sanitary kitchen.
Minimum         ·   High school diploma.
Qualifications:  ·   Meets all mandated health requirements (e.g., a negative tuberculosis test, etc.).
                        ·   A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
                        ·   Complies with drug-free workplace rules and all board policies.
                        ·   Keeps current with advances in technology and workplace innovations that enhance productivity.
                        ·   Food production skills and the ability to use commercial kitchen equipment.
                        ·   Successful completion of a board-approved sanitation/food safety course.
                        ·   Ability to comply with nutrition, health, and safety laws/regulations.
                        ·   Ability to accurately measure, weigh, and adjust recipe ingredients.
Essential             The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to
Functions:           enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.
                        ·   Checks/confirms assignments.  Carefully follows directions.  Seeks advice when expectations are unclear.  Takes the initiative to perform routine tasks independently.
                        ·   Complies with all food service operation rules and regulations outlined in the Ohio Uniform Code.
                        ·   Upholds board policies and follows administrative guidelines/procedures.  Refers district policy/procedure questions to administrators/supervisors.
                        ·   Advances the professional image of the school district.  Maintains open/effective communications.  Uses problem-solving techniques to tactfully address questions/concerns.
                        ·   Facilitates community partnerships and school-sponsored activities that enhance student learning.
                        ·   Carefully uses products and supplies to control costs and reduce waste.  Records food usage on production records.  Advises a supervisor about the need for additional supplies.
                        ·   Assists with the receipt of deliveries.  Follows approved food safety procedures.  Verifies quantities.  Reports shortages and spoiled products.  Organizes, stores, dates, and rotates stock as directed.
                        ·   Follows the published menus.  Prepares meals for students with dietary restrictions as directed
                        ·   Uses standardized recipes to maintain quality control.  Monitors production sheets. 
                        ·   Monitors compliance with district specifications and mandated regulations (e.g., hazard analysis of critical control points, portion size, sanitation procedures, etc.).  Monitors temperature controls.
                        ·   Assists other staff as needed to deal with unexpected or urgent situations.
                        ·   Sets up serving lines.  Assists with the attractive presentation of food.  Replenishes supplies to maintain an orderly flow of customers.  Promptly provides substitute menu items as needed.
                        ·   Operates the cash register as directed.  Ensures that money is exchanged correctly.  Monitors students to help maintain orderly behavior.  Does not leave the cash register unattended.
                        ·   Accounts for all lunches.  Submits records to the food service office.
                        ·   Operates the dishwasher.  Monitors water temperature to ensure proper sanitizing cycle.
                        ·   Follows established sanitization procedures to properly wash dishes in three compartment sink.
                        ·   Cleans/sanitizes work surfaces, equipment, serving lines, kitchen floors, dining tables, etc.
                        ·   Ensures that leftover food, kitchen supplies, and equipment are properly stored.
                        ·   Helps with special district events (e.g., banquets, etc.).  Assists rental groups as directed.
                        ·   Secures equipment/work areas as directed.
                        ·   Reports discipline problems, vandalism, graffiti, equipment malfunctions, and other concerns.
                        ·   Upholds the student conduct code.  Maintains high expectations for behavior and performance.
                        ·   Takes precautions to ensure safety.  Monitors situations that may indicate a problem.  Works with supervisors to manage or eliminate risk factors.
                        ·   Prepares for fire, health, and safety inspections.  Learns how to operate fire/safety equipment.  Documents all injuries that require medical attention.
                        ·   Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
                        ·   Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
                        ·   Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
                        ·   Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
                        ·   Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
                        ·   Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.
Abilities               The following personal characteristics and skills are important for the successful performance
Required:             of assigned duties.
                        ·   Acknowledges personal accountability for decisions and conduct.
                        ·   Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work/learning environment.
                        ·   Differentiates subtle variances in aroma, color, taste, and texture.
                        ·   Effectively uses active listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
                        ·   Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.
                        ·   Performs duties efficiently with limited supervision.  Meets deadlines despite time constraints.
                        ·   Prepares accurate and timely paperwork.  Verifies and correctly enters data.
                        ·   Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
Working               To promote safety, employees are expected to exercise caution and comply with safety regulations
Conditions:          and district policies/procedures when involved in the following situations/conditions.
                        ·   Balancing, bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and standing.
                        ·   Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
                        ·   Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, and odors.  Exposure to wet and/or slippery surfaces.
                        ·   Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
                        ·   Interactions with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.
                        ·   Lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
                        ·   Operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
                        ·   Performing repetitive tasks quickly.
                        ·   Performing tasks that require strenuous physical exertion.
                        ·   Traveling to meetings and work assignments.
                        ·   Working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
Performance        Job performance is evaluated according to policy provisions and contractual agreements adopted
Evaluation:          by the Vandalia-Butler School District Board of Education.
                            The Vandalia-Butler School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer.  This job description identifies general responsibilities and is not intended to be a complete list of all duties performed.  This document is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, and other unforeseen events.  Rev. 7/07

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Vandalia-Butler City Schools

500 S. Dixie Dr, Vandalia, OH 45377
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