Cook IV

POSITION:  Cook IV       
DEPARTMENT: Food Service
POSTING #:  23-051
TWC JOB ORDER #:  15990792
MONTHLY SALARY:  Depending on Qualifications
SHIFT:  Monday – Friday 6:00am – 2:00pm (needs to be flexible)
OPENING DATE:  5/15/2023
CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled

Ways to Apply

Essential Job Functions

  • Adhere to all TDA, USDA, school district, health department, TSBVI regulatory rules and procedures.
  • Reviews daily menu; calculates quantities of food to prepare; assembles ingredients; cooks, bakes, or prepares salads following sanitary food preparation guidelines; monitors and records temperatures during preparation; and checks food items for taste and appearance.
  • Receives stock; assists in maintaining an accurate inventory; puts up food and supplies on shelves and dates them; rotates stock as necessary; and identifies food and supplies to be ordered.
  • Prepares regular and modified diets from the student care summary report for daily and weekly menus.
  • Sets up serving line and serves meals to students and staff.
  • Assist with kitchen clean up duties when time permits.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, friendly working relationships with students, staff and the community.
  • Must be able to take orders directly and carry out those orders accurately and produce the highest quality of customer service.
  • Attends work regularly in accordance with TSBVI leave policy and procedure.
  • Complies with all agency policies, procedures and handbooks.
  • Performs related work as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduation or equivalent.
  • Two years’ full-time experience as a cook in a school or related food service environment.
  • Skill in reading and writing English.
  • Skill in computing basic mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to understand, remember and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of large quantity food preparation techniques and procedures.
  • Skills and knowledge of basic recipe conversions and calculations to convert measurements.
  • Must be able to work in a kitchen atmosphere, including lifting and moving medium to heavy pots and pans of food.
  • Food Handler’s Card from Travis County Health Department.
  • Obtain their Serve Safe certification and Managers certificate within 90 days of hire.

Physical Demands

  • Work in kitchen environment where temperatures are sometimes high.
  • May be exposed to cold and freezing temperatures.
  • Must be able to work around equipment producing steam and hot temperatures.
  • May be exposed to strong smells from food products.
  • May be exposed to intermittent sounds of a loud nature.
  • Move about on wet or slippery floors.
  • Needs to be able to move kitchen and food supplies up to and including 50 pounds regularly.
  • Needs to be able to move around kitchen and cafeteria to prepare food in an expeditious manner.
  • Must be able to stand in stationary position for sustained periods.

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