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Cook/Baker - Short Term Temporary Hourly

Company: Kern Community College District
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

Cook/Baker - Short Term Temporary Hourly

Kern Community College District

Salary: $15.64 Hourly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY22-2300194

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Food Services

Basic Function
Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, prepare, cook and bake a variety of large quantities of food at an assigned campus; maintain kitchen facilities in a safe, orderly and sanitary condition.

Representative Duties
Oversee and participate in the preparation and production of main dishes, baker products and other large quantity dishes according to menu specifications; observe quality and quantity of food served according to established procedures; assure proper temperature of foods.

Determine appropriate quantity of food items for cooking and baking; adjust and extend recipes as needed; maintain food quality standards including appearance and nutritional requirements; monitor and record temperature of freezers and refrigerators.

Prepare and cook main dishes including meats, pastas and vegetables; prepare and bake rolls, biscuits, breads, cakes, cookies and other baked goods; prepare salads, sandwiches, soups, gravies and sauces.

Prepare records of foods cooked and foods left over; coordinate the storage of unused food; dispose of unusable leftovers; utilize proper methods of storing foods.

Clean food service equipment, utensils and appliances; assure compliance with kitchen safety and sanitation regulations.

Estimate and cost food products needed for operation; order, receive, inspect, verify and accept deliveries of food and supplies; monitor and inventory food products according to established procedures.

Operate a variety of kitchen equipment and machines used in a school cafeteria.

Assist in performing cashiering duties; operate a cash register; accept money for food and beverages sold; maintain records of meals and beverages served and monies accepted.

Assist with coordinating food service operations for catering, luncheons and other special events as assigned; drive a vehicle to transport food to outside events.

Assist in training food service staff and student assistants.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and three years experience in quantity food preparation including cooking and baking.


Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver's license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Sanitation Certificate.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment.

Knowledge and Abilities

Principles and methods of quantity food service preparation, serving and storage.
Sanitation and safety practices related to handling, cooking, baking and serving food.
Methods of adjusting and extending recipes and proper substitutions.
Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
Operation of standard kitchen equipment, utensils and measurements.
Health and safety regulations.
Record-keeping techniques.
Basic math and cashiering skills.
Training and providing work direction to others.
Inventory methods and practices.
Basic math and cashiering skills.
Storage and rotation of perishable food.
Oral and written communication skills.


Prepare, cook and bake a variety of foods in quantity at an assigned food service facility.
Prepare food in accordance with health and sanitation regulations.
Maintain food service equipment and areas in a clean and sanitary condition.
Prepare appetizing and nutritionally balanced meals.
Follow, adjust and extend recipes.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Meet schedules and time lines.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Operate a cash register and make change accurately.
Train and provide work direction to others.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or re-initiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

Completed application packet must include:

  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
    It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2018-2021 (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)

    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices._ Discrimination Free Work Environment
    The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

    All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


Keywords: Kern Community College District, Bakersfield , Cook/Baker - Short Term Temporary Hourly, Hospitality & Tourism , Bakersfield, California

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