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Walnut Creek School District

Cook I
Closing Date:  December 01, 2019

Job Description:  Under general supervision, guides assigned personnel in food service operations; prepare and distribute food service items for consumption by students and school personnel; maintain records, project inventories of food service items; secure funds for daily meal transactions; adhere to accounting practices for monies handled, and maintain facilities in a safe and sanitary condition. Assists other Food Service personnel as needed.

  • Maintains sanitary conditions.
  • Directs Food Service workers.
  • Maintains student records using specialized software and computer for meals and money.
  • Prepares and cooks food.
  • Estimates food preparation amounts for the purpose of meeting projected meal requirements and minimizing waste.
  • Reconciles transactions for the purpose of balancing accounts and adhering to basic accounting practices.
  • Responds to inquiries of students, staff, and the public for the purpose of providing information and/or direction regarding the lunch program.
  • Load/unload, inspect and inventory food, supplies, and cooking utensils.
  • Notify students/parents of low or negative balance reports.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • May be asked to transport food with district vehicle.

Knowledge of:
  • Basic computer literacy.
  • Safety and sanitation principles, and basic cash handling procedures.
Ability to:
  • Provide direction to others and make independent judgments, keep and maintain accurate
    records, understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Perform basic arithmetic calculations.
  • Operate and care for institutional kitchen equipment.
  • Work closely with adults and children.
  • Lift moderately heavy containers and stand for long periods.
  • Pass the physical fitness test including strength assessment.
  • Prior job related experience in food preparation, serving and basic kitchen activities, with
    increasing levels of responsibilities, preferably in school and/or institutional setting.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid CA Driver's License required.
  • Must be certified by Health Department.


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