STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A06

Class No. 8116

COOK I

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs entry-level food preparation work. Work involves preparing, seasoning, and cooking food and developing and preparing modified diets. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Prepares, seasons, and cooks food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or established standards.

Cleans and inspects food preparation equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure sanitary conditions.

Reports kitchen equipment in need of repair or replacement.

Ensures that food is maintained at proper serving temperatures.

Assists in setting up serving lines and serving food as appropriate.

Assists in testing and standardizing recipes.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in food preparation work. Graduation from a standard senior high school or equivalent is generally preferred. Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of quantity food preparation techniques and procedures and of modified and calculated diet preparation methods.

Skill in cooking and baking and in the use and care of food preparation appliances and equipment.

Ability to interpret and follow recipes.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17