Under close supervision, prepares and provides institutional meals following federal and state nutritional guidelines.
Essential Job Functions:
Essential Job Functions : Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
· Prepares, cooks and serves a variety of meals to inmates; adheres to recipes and nutritional guidelines for menu planning; arranges breakfast, lunch and dinner plans for next day meals.
· Oversees inmate labor and monitors the kitchen procedures and sanitation practices to assure established security and sanitation regulations are followed.
· Coordinates kitchen activities with Senior Cook to meet daily production demands.
· Serves in the cafeteria as required; follows and enforces established portion size, sanitation practices, and inmate relations’ rules.
· Inventories various produce, meats, vegetables, canned goods, dairy products and other foods and kitchen items; receives and stocks supplies.
· Maintains clean and sanitary conditions in facility in order to assure the highest degree of cleanliness of food production and service areas.
· Provides clear instructions to staff; fosters spirit of teamwork among inmate kitchen staff.
· Performs other related duties as assigned.
· One (1) year of cooking experience.
· Must pass a criminal background check.
· Valid State of California driver's license is required.
· Required to obtain certification in CPR and First Aid within one (1) year.
· Must have completed a ServSafe Certification or comparable food safety certificate course for food service workers, or successfully obtain certification within one month from the date job begins.
Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:
· Work is performed in a smoke-free jail environment and detention facilities, and requires shift work. Work involves intense concentration on activities going on around one’s location on a constant basis throughout the entire work shift. Work occasionally involves personal danger, and exposure to hazardous, uncontrollable and life-threatening situations can occur.
· Work is performed in the kitchen, cafeteria, food storage areas, and dish room; will be exposed to extremes in temperatures, steam, fumes, and odors from cooking.
· May be required to lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds.