Cook II | Lake Washington School District

  • Sodexo
  • Redmond, WA, USA
  • Aug 07, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Job Details:

Do you have a passion for food? Do you like to work with kids? Do you want a food service job with nights and weekends off?

We are currently looking to fill Cook positions for The Lake Washington School District. The Cook II will accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods; to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and special catered events.

Salary:

  • $17.00 - $22.00 / hour DOE

Locations Available:

  • Kirkland, WA
  • Redmond, WA
  • Sammamish, WA

Hours: (Full-time)

  • Monday - Friday

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid sick leave
  • Opportunities for Advancement

Experience/Knowledge:

  • High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • 3 to 4 years of related work experience preferred
  • Knowledge of basic operation of equipment and cash-handling procedures preferred
  • Food Handlers license preferred

General Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and cooks to order foods requiring short and broader preparation time.
  • May produce food and serve customers at an a la carte or may operate a grill station.
  • Prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided.
  • Reads food order or receives verbal instructions on food required by patron, and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.
  • Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.
  • Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other foodstuffs for consumption in eating establishments.
  • Prepares foods by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding fruits and vegetables, and trimming and cutting meat, poultry or fish for culinary use.
  • Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.
  • May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment and must follow all Sodexo, client and regulatory rules and procedures.
  • Attends all allergy and foodborne illness in-service training.
  • Complies with all Sodexo HACCP policies and procedures.
  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training, and hazard assessments.
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
  • Produces small to large batch goods using the advanced and full range of classical cooking techniques.
  • May select recipes per menu cycle, prepare bakery items, receive inventory, move and lift foodstuffs and supplies and prepare meals for customers requiring special diets.
  • Typically performs fast food cooking duties in preparing food items to be served to customers.
  • Intermediate to advanced knife skills required.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Skills/Aptitude:

  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.
  • Ability to use a computer.
  • Requires familiarity with kitchen equipment.
  • Must be able to read and follow a recipe unsupervised
  • Involved with the more complex requirements of the position.
  • Applies some advanced cooking skills.
  • May adapt procedures, processes, tools, equipment, and techniques to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Extensive working knowledge of food preparation.

General Qualifications:

  • Willingness to be open to learning and growing.
  • Maturity of judgment and behavior.
  • Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule helpful.
  • Must comply with any dress code requirements.
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.
  • Attends work and shows up for a scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity.

***Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Employer***

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