Head Cook
Wayne-Westland Community School District - Westland, MI

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36745 Marquette Street

Westland , Michigan 48185-3289

TITLE: Head Cook

REPORTS TO: Program Director

LOCATION: Stottlemyer Early Childhood Center

DATE: August 21, 2013

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : Other duties may be assigned by Program Director

Work cooperatively and productively with staff, Program Director, students, and the public

Present positive image as a representative of school district

Keep all equipment clean and maintain a sanitary environment

Observe all Board of Education policies and regulations and comply with all school district work rules

Complete required meal reports

Place food and supply orders

Maintain daily production records

Maintain an inventory of supplies and food products

Perform all general kitchen duties

Wash pots and pans; assist with daily kitchen clean up

Supervise student helpers

Ability to prepare food, using past production records and student counts to determine quantities needed

Ability to supervise staff and delegate all job responsibilities

Must be knowledgeable of all food codes and be able to address food safety issues with staff

Regular and predictable attendance

High School diploma, GED, or equivalent

Ability to operate all equipment used in kitchen

Serv-Safe Certified (mandatory-training provided if needed)

Must be eligible to work in the United States

Must be in good health and physical condition and shall comply with local and state regulations with respect to medical requirements

Working knowledge of the basic philosophy and functions of the National School Lunch Program

Must have working knowledge of record/bookkeeping procedures as they pertain to the State and Federal guidelines

Ability to work with computer systems

Possess the ability to work cooperatively with other employees, building staff and public

Knowledge of federal guidelines as they apply to reimbursable meals

PHYSICAL DEMANDS : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to remain in a stationary position. The leader is constantly moving about the kitchen, cafeteria area, and storage areas to delegate tasks, check food, prepare food, meet the necessary demands of the breakfast/lunch/snack programs and to inventory supplies so orders can be placed and put away when delivered. The employee will communicate with others and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. The employee may occasionally lift up to 40 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT : The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is frequently required to interact with students, staff, and occasionally with the public.

Job performance is evaluated in accordance with district guidelines and the applicable collective bargaining language by the district supervisor.

Work year is determined by the number of days students are in attendance during the regular school calendar. Workday is 8 hours per day, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.. The hourly rate is based on the Special Projects pay scale.

Apply on line at http://wwcsd.net or come to the Human Resources Department to access the online application system.

The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. The Wayne-Westland Community Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.