STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group A11

Class No. 8119

COOK IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs advanced (senior-level) food preparation work. Work involves overseeing, planning, preparing, seasoning, and cooking food; monitoring inventories and records of food consumption; and making recommendations for improvement. May train, lead, assign, and/or prioritize the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Plans, oversees, and/or prepares, seasons, and cooks food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or established standards.

Oversees and/or inspects food preparation and work areas to ensure sanitary conditions.

Oversees staff in setting up serving lines and serving of food as appropriate.

Oversees and evaluates the testing of formulas and standardizing recipes.

Reports kitchen equipment in need of repair or replacement.

Ensures that food is maintained at proper serving temperatures.

Monitors the inventory of supplies and reviews requisitions for needed items.

Reviews and recommends changes to cooking and kitchen operations to improve operating efficiency.

Reviews menus to determine types and qualities of food to be prepared.

May train, lead, assign, and/or prioritize the work of others.

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; to analyze problems and recommend solutions; and to train, lead, assign, and/or prioritize the work of others.


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17