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Company: Concordia College
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title Cook Position Type Staff FTE


General Employment Period

August through May, with summer hours available

General Work Schedule (days of week)


General shift hours

Varies-includes nights and weekends

Benefits Eligible? Yes Job Summary/Basic Function

The primary responsibility of this position is to work as a team member in the daily production requirements for meal plan, catering and contracts in the Dining Services and ensure the highest level of service for all customers. The cook prepares food through various methods of baking, frying, broiling, grilling, etc. using industrial kitchen equipment. The cook is also responsible for maintaining adequate food levels during service times, maintaining quality food standards, utilizing food safety and sanitation, assisting in cleaning the kitchen and providing high quality customer service through face-to-face interaction with our guests. The cook also supervises cooks helpers, gives direction to assistant cooks, and works to keep work areas and equipment clean and maintained. The cook keeps accurate production records.

Position Responsibilities

  1. Support the mission and vision of Concordia College and demonstrate the competencies as defined for this position.

  2. Production - 70%
  • Prepare food for residential dining, catering and contract customers and other events according to standardized recipes as directed by the culinary manager.
  • Maintain quality standards in food handling and preparation.
  • Maintain standards of sanitation and safety as established by local, state and federal health officials.
  • Maintain cost awareness in preparation and storage of all products with an emphasis on minimizing waste.
  1. Supervision of Student Employees - 10%
  • Provide training and guidance to cooks helpers in the production of food.
  • Ensure that cooks helpers maintain standards of safety and sanitation in food handling.
  1. Cleaning and Maintenance - 10%
  • Maintain equipment and work areas in neat, clean and orderly conditions.
  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on designated equipment.
  • Report equipment repairs as needed.
  1. Record Keeping - 10%
  • Complete service summary reports following each meal.
  • Submit recipe adjustments as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned
  1. Attend Planning Meetings as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous large quantity cooking experience;
  • High school degree or GED;
  • Working knowledge of kitchen and production equipment;
  • ServSafe certificate or similar food safety course certificate, or pass ServSafe exam within the first year of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Formal culinary training and/or education preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to organize and manage information and paperwork including production and usage summary reports, recipes and necessary recipe adjustments;
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills, prioritize tasks with the flexibility to respond to changing needs;
  • Ability to work within a team in a fast paced environment, and take initiative to accomplish tasks;
  • Ability to supervise student employees and utilize them resourcefully to efficiently accomplish workload;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people.

Open Until Filled Yes Screening Begins 06/01/2021 EEO/AA Statement

Concordia College will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, veteran's status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or any other legally protected status.

Special Instructions to Applicants Employment Contingencies Background Check Location Moorhead

Keywords: Concordia College, Bakersfield , Cook, Other , Bakersfield, California

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