Fairless Local Schools

4 hr. Cook (55)

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Title4 hr. Cook
Posting ID55

Title:                     COOK                                                                                                                      File 801


Reports to:           Head Cook


Job Objective:     Prepares and serves meals.  Maintains high standards to ensure quality services and customer satisfaction.  Maintains a sanitary and orderly kitchen.


Minimum         ·   High school diploma or GED.

Qualifications: ·   Meets all mandated health requirements (e.g., a negative tuberculosis test, etc.).

  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
  • Willing to keep current with technology and other workplace innovations that support job functions.
  • Food production skills and the ability to use commercial kitchen equipment.
  • Ability to comply with nutrition, health, and safety regulations.
  • Ability to apply basic mathematical concepts.


Essential              The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to

Functions:            enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.


  • Checks for daily assignments and/or instructions.  Carefully follows all directions.  Seeks advice when expectations are unclear.  Takes the initiative to perform routine tasks independently.
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.  Promotes a professional image of the school district.  Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs.
  • Carefully uses products and supplies to control costs and reduce waste.  Advises the head cook about the need for additional inventory.
  • Follows approved receiving and storage procedures to ensure food safety.   Assists with receipt of deliveries.  Verifies quantities.  Reports shortages, spoilage, or inferior products.  Organizes, stores, dates, and rotates stock as directed.
  • Follows the published menus.  Ensures compliance with all food preparation regulations (e.g., hazard analysis critical control points, sanitation procedures, etc.).
  • Uses standardized recipes to maintain quality control.  Monitors production sheets.  Helps other staff as needed to meet established schedules.
  • Recommends menu modifications in response to customer requests.
  • Prepares special meals for students with dietary restrictions.
  • Sets up serving lines.  Presents food in an attractive way.  Replenishes supplies to maintain an orderly flow of customers.  Monitors portion size to ensure compliance with district specifications.  Promptly provides substitute menu items as needed.
  • Properly stores or disposes of leftover food.
  • Helps account for all lunches.  Prepares and makes bank deposits.  Submits daily records to the treasurer’s office.
  • Maintains accurate records and submits reports on time.
  • Monitors kitchen safety.  Ensures that kitchen supplies and equipment are properly stored.  Identifies maintenance needs and notifies the head cook.
  • Promptly documents all injuries that require medical attention.
  • Cleans, washes, and sanitizes equipment and food preparation areas (e.g., work surfaces, cooking equipment, serving lines, floors, etc.).
  • Learns how to operate fire and safety equipment.
  • Helps prepare for fire, health, and safety inspections.
  • Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Assists with special district events as directed (e.g., banquets, etc.).
  • Assists rental groups as directed.  Secures the kitchen and storage areas as directed.
  • Reports discipline problems, vandalism, graffiti, and other related concerns.
  • Takes precautions to ensure safety.  Monitors situations that may indicate a problem.  Works with supervisors to manage or eliminate risk factors.
  • Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.

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  • Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.


Abilities               The following personal characteristics and skills are important for the successful performance

Required:             of assigned duties:


  • Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Models professional and ethical conduct.  Assumes responsibility for decisions and conduct.
  • Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Prepares accurate and timely paperwork.  Verifies and correctly enters data.
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.


Working               Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent based on circumstances

Conditions:          and factors that may not be predictable.


  • Duties may require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
  • Duties may require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Duties may require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
  • Duties may require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Duties may require performing repetitive tasks quickly and differentiating variances in aroma, color, taste, and texture.
  • Duties may require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and standing.
  • Duties may require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.
  • Duties may require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Potential for exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
  • Potential for exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, odors, and wet floors.
  • Potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
  • Potential for interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.


Performance        Job performance including duties assigned by the superintendent are evaluated according to

Evaluation:          policies/contractual agreements adopted by the Fairless Local School District Board of Education.


                        The Fairless Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer.  This job description identifies general duties and is not intended to be a complete list of all duties performed.  This document is subject to change in response to student demographics, staffing factors, funding variables, modified operating procedures, and other unforeseen events.

Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangePer Hour
LocationFairless Local Schools District Office

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/23/2021