Cook/Baker/Cravens

Owensboro Public Schools - 2741 Cravens Ave, Owensboro, KY 42301
January 5, 2021
JOB CLASS:  7241
TITLE:  COOK/BAKER
CLASSIFICATION:  COOK/BAKER
JOB GOAL: To contribute to the safe and efficient operation of the school cafeteria for the ultimate health, comfort, and benefit of the students.
REPORTS TO: School Food Service Manager/School Principal/District Food Service Director
QUALIFICATIONS:
• Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma or GED certificate as required by Kentucky law and one year experience in cooking and baking food in large quantities.
• Pleasing personality and ability to project good public image
• Possess basic math skills
• Experience in area of food service desired
• Must complete training course for certification of beginning school food personnel as prescribed in 702 KAR 6:045.
KNOWLEDGE OF:
• Principles and methods of quantity food service preparation, serving and storage.
• Sanitation and safety practices related to handling, cooking, baking and serving food.
• Methods of preparing and serving food in large quantities.
• Methods of adjusting and extending recipes and proper substitutions.
• Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
• Standard kitchen equipment, utensils and measurements.
• Health and safety regulations.
• Basic record-keeping techniques.
• Basic math and cashiering skills.
• HACCP Guidelines
ABILITY TO:
• Prepare, cook, bake and serve a variety of foods in quantity at an assigned food service facility.
• Prepare and serve food in accordance with health and sanitation regulations.
• Operate and maintain standard machines and equipment found in school cafeterias and kitchens.
• Prepare attractive, appetizing and nutritious meals for students and staff.
• Lift, bend, reach and stand.
• Follow, adjust and extend recipes.
• Understand and follow oral and written directions.
• Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
• Lift heavy objects up to 50 lbs.
• Maintain routine records.
• Meet schedules and time lines.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
• Plan and organize work.
• Observe health and safety regulations.
• Train and provide work direction to others as directed by manager.
• Make change accurately.
• Read and write at a level required for successful job performance.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
• Prepare, cook, bake and serve a variety of foods in quantity at an assigned school site; assist in other food preparation duties as directed; maintain facilities in a clean and sanitary condition; train and provide work direction to others as directed by manager.
• Prepare and bake rolls, biscuits, breads, cakes, cookies and other baked goods; prepare and combine necessary ingredients.
• Prepare and cook meat dishes, vegetables and other main dishes; prepare salads, sandwiches, fruit, soups, sauces and other foods.
• Assist in determining appropriate quantity of food items for cooking and baking; adjust and extend recipes as needed; maintain food quality standards including appearance, and nutritional requirements.
• Monitor temperatures of food to assure safety and quality standards are met; monitor water temperatures to assure proper temperature for sanitizing.
• Serve food according to established guidelines and replenish serving containers as needed; serve and sell lunch items to faculty.
• Clean cafeteria equipment, utensils and appliances and store food supplies; assure compliance with kitchen sanitation and safety procedures and regulations; clean refrigerators and storerooms as required.
• Assist in storing unused food and supplies; dispose of unusable leftovers; utilize proper methods of handling foods to be stored.
• Operate a variety of standard kitchen utensils and equipment including slicer, chopper, mixer, steamer, fryer, dishwasher, electric warmer, range, oven, pressure cooker, cash register, dishwasher and other cafeteria equipment as required.
• Train and provide work direction to others as directed by manager.
• Record amounts of food sold and monies collected as assigned; assist with inventory and maintain routine records as directed; prepare records of foods cooked and foods left over.
• Prepare and bake food for special events as needed; assist at banquets or special events as required.
• Assist in other food service areas as needed; collect money and make correct change.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• Performs other duties that may not specifically be covered in this general job description, as assigned by the School Food Service Manager/Principal.
• Acts in accordance with the by-laws and policies as set forth by the Owensboro Board of Education, KRS and KAR, and applicable Federal laws and regulations.
• Demonstrates loyalty and dedication to the purposes and goals of the Owensboro Public Schools.
OTHER FACTORS:
• Classified salary schedule
• Classified benefits package
Equal Education and Employment Opportunities M/F/D
Primary Location Cravens Elementary School Salary Range Per Hour Shift Type Full Time