Cook
Butte County, CA - Chico, CA

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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.

Minimum Qualifications:

· 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.