This is skilled cooking work in the preparation of foods for a
dining hall, cafeteria, snack bar, restaurant, and/or catering
Work may involve the general preparation and cooking of a
variety of foods, or the specialized preparations of meats or
vegetables. Work involves responsibility for neatness and
cleanliness in preparing food, and for adherence to prescribed
schedules. Activities and decisions are routine. General
supervision is received from a superior who checks the work by
observation of results obtained.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May prepare a wide variety of meats, fowl, fish, and vegetables
for lunch and dinner; May prepare breakfast dishes including
eggs, bacon, and hot cereal;
May prepare stews, souffles, and similar courses.
May operate standard cooking equipment such as mixing machines,
steam cookers, toasters, food choppers, refrigerators, baking
ovens, and stoves.
May supervise and participate in the work of cleaning kitchens,
refrigerators, and storerooms.
May supervise and/or coordinate the work of food service workers
May instruct and supervise workers assisting in the preparation
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of the eighth grade; and experience in institutional
or commercial cooking, or 2 years related work experience in
institutional or commercial cooking, or any equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment used in
preparation of food on a large scale.
Knowledge of health hazards in food preparation and service, and
of necessary precautionary measures.
Knowledge of food values and menu planning.
Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions
concerning food preparation and service.
Ability to coordinate and supervise the work of food service
Ability to operate standard cooking equipment, and to use
kitchen, and cooking utensils for large-scale food preparation.
Ability to implement procedure, methods and activities developed
Ability to work long hours while standing.