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Central Kitchen Cook I - Tustin Unified School District, Pioneer Central Ktichen
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Tustin Unified School District, Pioneer Central Ktichen

Central Kitchen Cook I
Closing Date:  August 04, 2014

Job Description:  The Cook I, under the direction of the Cafeteria Supervisor I, leads and participates in skilled
food preparation and production work; trains and provides work direction to other nutrition
service staff; assures facilities and equipment are in a clean and sanitary condition; prepares
records and reports related to assigned activities.

Job Responsibility:  ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Leads and participates in skilled food preparation and production work; inspects and reviews the food preparation and serving areas to assure that appropriate health and sanitation standards are being met.
  • Participates in the cooking and baking of a variety of meals, meats, side dishes, desserts and other items in large quantities; coordinates the preparation of breakfasts and lunches; participates in portion control and the wrapping, arranging and storage of foods.
  • Participates in the preparation of salads, sandwiches and packaged foods for distribution; mixes, slices, grates and chops food items; prepares beverages.
  • May perform cashiering duties; collect, sort, count and mark lunch tickets manually or by using Point of Sale (POS) computer system; count and record daily cash receipts; total daily sales; prepare manual or automated daily cash, sales and ordering reports.
  • Estimates appropriate quantity of food items for cooking and baking; calculates, adjusts and extends recipes as needed; monitors temperatures of food to assure safety and quality standards are met.
  • Trains and provides work direction to other nutrition service staff.
  • Assures compliance with kitchen sanitation and safety procedures and regulations; maintains food quality standards including appearance and nutritional requirements; analyzes operations and recommends improvements.
  • Conducts periodic inventories; orders, receives, and stores food products, equipment and supplies as needed.
  • Operates and maintains a variety of standard and production kitchen equipment and arranges for repairs as needed.
  • Operates and maintains hand truck and other storage equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports related to assigned activities; plans and reviews menus and supplies.
  • Coordinates the storage of unused food and supplies and disposal of unusable leftovers; utilize proper methods of handling foods to be stored.
  • Assists with coordinating nutrition service operations for banquets, special events and other activities as assigned.
  • Attends staff and safety meetings as assigned.
  • Performs related tasks as required.


Job Requirement:  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.
  • Menu planning techniques including food values, combinations and substitutions.
  • Methods of adjusting and extending recipes and proper substitutions.
  • Proper methods of storing food, equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Standard kitchen equipment utensils and measurements.
  • Operation and maintenance of nutrition service machines and production equipment
  • Storage and rotation of perishable food.
  • Basic math and cashiering skills.
  • Basic record keeping techniques.
  • Rules and regulations pertaining to health and safety in the cafeteria.
  • Principles and practices of training and providing work direction and guidance to others.
  • Health regulations and safe working methods and procedures.
  • Proper lifting techniques.
  • District policies, rules and regulations.

Ability to:
  • Lead and participate in skilled food preparations and production work.
  • Prepare, cook, bake and serve a variety of foods in quantity at an assigned nutrition service facility.
  • Prepare and serve food in accordance with health and sanitation regulations.
  • Operate and maintain nutrition service machines and production equipment.
  • Prepare attractive, appetizing and nutritious meals for students and staff.
  • Interpret, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to
    assigned activities.
  • Follow, adjust, and extend recipes.
  • Train and provide work direction to assigned staff.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Assign and review the work of others.
  • Observe health and safety regulations.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Education/Training/Certification:
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Three years experience in food preparation including cooking.
  • Food Handler's Certificate desirable.


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The CSU, Chico Research Foundation

Nutrition & Health Education Specialists
Closing Date:  July 24, 2014

Job Description:  Multiple positions open for Nutrition and Health Education Specialists, for detailed position descriptions and application packet submission requirements, visit our website at www.csuchico.edu/rfdn or to have the information mailed to you call 530-898-6811 or to pick up the information go to 25 Main St, Ste. 203, Chico. All positions close 07/24/2014 5:00pm. AA/EOE.

Job Responsibility:  Four separate positions with varying duties and requirements. For details please visit our Job Seeker page on our website at www.csuchico.edu/rfdn

Job Requirement:  Four separate positions with varying duties and requirements. For details please visit our Job Seeker page on our website at www.csuchico.edu/rfdn

Contact:  detailed position descriptions and application packet submission requirements, visit our website at www.csuchico.edu/rfdn or to have the information mailed to you call 530-898-6811 or to pick up the information go to 25 Main St, Ste. 203, Chico. All positions close 07/24/2014 5:00pm. AA/EOE.

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