Job | Posted 2 months ago


TITLE:                          COOK
QUALIFICATIONS:        High School diploma or equivalent
                                    Equivalent combination of education and training considered
                                    Basic mathematical knowledge
Government regulation knowledge  
                                    Must possess good interpersonal and oral communication skills
                                    1-3 years cooking experience
Able to obtain Food Service Sanitation License within 30 days of employment and every 5 years thereafter
                                    Able to lift 40 pounds
JOB GOAL:  Engage and actively support a positive Nutrition & Dining Services culture through leadership in your kitchen / building. Contributing daily amongst your team to assist in preparation of daily menu items meeting USDA and Illinois Board of Education guidelines. Understanding the importance of your individual role and consistently being a positive role model for our students.
Performance Responsibilities:

  • Accurately enters all student and district staff food purchases and payments;
  • Receives money for all food sales, prepares daily deposit and completes daily batch out and daily purchase report for designated building;
  • Actively monitors all building student and staff accounts; sending out Nutrition & Dining Services account balances and when needed contacting student guardians to discuss balance information;
  • Maintains record book for all payments received daily;
  • Utilizes, maintains and accurately uses daily production sheets recording daily usage and waste;
  • Organizes, prepares and serves food according to district recipe, ensuring USDA and Illinois Board of Education guidelines are met;
  • Ensures during meal periods proper meal counting practices are followed to meet Illinois Board of Education guidelines;
  • Maintains an organized and clean kitchen work area and pantry;
  • Maintains clean equipment (refrigerators, freezers, stove, oven and milk coolers). If needed submits work orders for equipment repair;

  • Reviews weekly production sheets and communicates with Production Coordinator any items not needed with food delivery;
  • Maintains proper food, linen and dry goods inventory levels, communicating with Assistant Cook to determine grocery items needed for week;
  • Receives daily food delivery, check for accuracy and date items. Assist Assistant Cook with putting away all items received;
  • Assists with end of the month Inventory as required;

  • Communicates with Director of Nutrition & Dining Services any equipment or cooking supplies needed for building;
  • Follows USDA, Illinois Board of Education and Illinois Health Department policies and procedures to ensure a safe work and food environment;
  • Sets up and assists with washing daily dishes following Health Department Standards (K-12);
  • Actively engages and fosters a positive culture of teamwork among all staff; is courteous and respectful to all students and district staff;
  • Consistently follows all Nutrition & Dining Services and District polices;
  • Completes yearly training requirements to meet minimum of 10 hours of Professional Standards as required by the USDA. Attends all Nutrition & Dining Services meetings and actively participates;
  • Communicates with the Director of Nutrition & Dining Services regarding employees, production, quantity or quality of food issues;
  • Wears school issued uniform following Nutrition & Dining Services guidelines;
  • Performs other Nutrition & Dining Services related duties as assigned.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Nine months (174-180 days) classified position with salary and hours to be established by the Board of Education
EVALUATION:                       Performance will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions     established by the Board of Education
SALARY RANGE:                 In accordance with the USW Negotiated Agreement
This job description has been reviewed and is in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Freeport School District 145

501 E. South Street, Freeport, IL 61032
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