Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

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This is a part time position located on the Estherville Campus. Position runs with the school year, August through the following May, no summers. 20 hours a week plus one weekend a month (8 hours) Primary responsibilities are to plan, prepare and serve main course meals for students, staff and special events including occasional evenings and weekends. A sincere commitment to customer service is necessary.

DEPARTMENT: Food Service
REPORT TO: Food Service Coordinator


Constant (67-100%)

  • Plan, prepare and serve main course meals for student, staff and special events in a safe, sanitary, enjoyable manner.
  • Bakes, roasts, broils and steams meats, vegetables and other foods, utilizing ovens, fryers, roasters, grills, stoves, cutting utensils, grinders, mixers, blenders, etc.
  • Reads menu to estimate food requirements for meals and ensures sufficient quantities are available.
  • Serve high quality and nutritious meals.
  • Frequent (34-66%)

  • Ensure that tasks are completed in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Clean cooking utensils, scrub floors, clean equipment or wash dishes.
  • Serves food in cafeteria line as needed.
  • Occasional (10-33%)

  • Report equipment maintenance needs to supervisor.
  • May run cash register as needed.

  • Be willing and able to represent the College in the most positive manner with students, staff and the public.
  • Must be an enthusiastic and energetic individual with the ability to meet and deal effectively and courteously with students, staff and the public.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems and exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to read and understand written and oral instructions and to verbally issue directions.
  • Ability to coordinate other workers in a positive and effective manner.
  • Ability to use common tools/equipment in food service area: stoves, refrigerators, freezers, grills, blenders, mixers, food preparation utensils, cash register, and other common items.
  • Familiarity with sanitation and safety procedures common to food service areas and ability to implement same.

    Light to medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally. Position involves standing most of the time but also includes: stooping, reaching, handling, talking, hearing, testing, smelling, pushing, pulling, carrying and repetitive motion frequently; and balancing, climbing, feeling fingering occasionally. Subject to cleaning detergents, odor and fumes and inside conditions of heat and humidity. May be required to travel utilizing personal vehicle. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance.

    Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalency required. Quantity cooking experience preferred.

    SALARY: $9.90 - $10.40 hour depending on cooking experience

    FRINGE BENEFITS: Paid vacation, holiday and sick leave. Employee retirement plan.

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