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Under the supervision of the Director of Food Services, the Head Cook oversees the operation of a
school cafeteria.

– Important duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Plans the operation of an elementary or middle school cafeteria, implementing menus
prepared by the Director of Food Services;
2. Plans and lays out the duties of the cook(s) working in the kitchen;
3. Orders, receives, and accounts for monthly foodstuffs and supplies;
4. Prepares and serves meals;
5. Supervises and assists in cleaning dining room tables, kitchen, and equipment;
6. Responsible for student meal tracking system and cash for lunches and milk sold;
7. Tallies and records daily sales and prepares data for weekly deposits;
8. Confers with principals and teachers concerning activities conducted in the cafeteria;
9. Trains student helpers in serving, sanitation, care of equipment and personal neatness;
10. Trains a member of staff to take over duties when absent;
11. Uses skill in utilizing left-over foods;
12. Submits required reports to the Director of Food Services and performs other related
duties as required;
13. Performs other related duties as assigned which are reasonably related to the above.

1. Knowledge of feeding large groups, including nutritional guidelines.
2. Knowledge of modern kitchen equipment;
3. Knowledge of the proper handling and storing of foodstuffs, and modern sanitation
4. Ability to exercise care and consideration in observing sanitation requirements;
5. Ability to plan and direct an efficient food service program, which included preparing
tasty food and serving it attractively;
6. Ability to judge the quantity of food required and serving it attractively with a minimum
of waste;
7. Ability to compile, maintain and submit accurate records and reports;
8. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with principal,
teachers, students and other personnel;
9. Performs other related duties as assigned which are reasonable related to the above.

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: High School
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Minimum Hourly Wage: $15.69
    Maximum Hourly Wage: $17.30 (D.O.E.)

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