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Job Class Description

Class Code:BA044

COOK



General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to perform skilled cooking and food preparation and service tasks.

Works under close to general supervision according to set procedures, but determines how or when to complete tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities

The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Uses recipes and job knowledge to prepare or supervise the preparation of foods, vegetables, meats, and beverages for various meals giving due care to achieve high quality taste and appearance. May prepare foods for therapeutic or special diets.

Supervises portion control and the loading of food carts or steam trays for serving.

Assists in training and development of food service workers and staff.   May participate in presenting in-service education for clinical or other staff.

Assists in planning basic menus to provide proper nutrition and variety at minimum costs. Assists in ordering food supplies in the proper quantity, checking orders received for proper price and weight and satisfactory quality.

Supervises and assists with cleaning stoves, cookers, kettles, pots and pans, refrigerators, food grinders, mixers, tables and kitchen utensils and kitchen areas as to meet sanitation standards.

May participate in conducting food satisfaction surveys. Assists in developing improvement plans based on customer or client feedback.   May participate in the performance improvement program.

Assists in planning and running the kitchen and food service operations and in scheduling staff in the absence of the regular supervisor or as assigned.

Performs inventory management under the supervision of the supervisor. May participate in cost containment and design of efficient food production procedures.

Prepares simple reports; completes forms.

Performs related work as assigned.

Physical Demands

Physical demands refer to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Performs medium to heavy work that involves walking, standing, stooping, lifting, digging, pushing and raising objects and also involves exerting between 20 to 50 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 100 pounds of force on an occasional basis.

Unavoidable Hazards (Work Environment)

Unavoidable hazards refer to the job conditions that may lead to injury or health hazards even though precautions have been taken.

None.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Requires two (2) years’ experience in food preparation, handling, storage, and kitchen sanitation or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

Must have and maintain a current ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification.

Special Requirements

Must be able to work flexible schedule including mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance

Broward County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The ADA requires Broward County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

Emergency Management Responsibilities

Note: During emergency conditions, all County employees are automatically considered emergency service workers.  County employees are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as assigned.

County-wide Employee Responsibilities

All Broward County employees must serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.;
All Broward County employees must establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.