DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is responsible supervisory work involving responsibility for the planning, preparation and cooking of food on a large scale in school cafeteria settings. Additional responsibilities include managing inventory, counting cash received and preparing deposits, scheduling and evaluation of food service personnel. Head Cook is distinguished from Cook by the level of supervision provided and the complexity of related duties. Work is performed under general supervision of a School Lunch Manager/Director or other school administrator. Supervision is exercised over the work of a number of cooks and food service helpers. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of large quantity food preparation, sanitary food handling and storage; good knowledge of the fundamentals of nutrition and their application to the health of children; good knowledge of modern cooking utensils, appliances and equipment; good knowledge of principles of food safety and sanitation; ability to supervise the work of others; good independent judgment and problem solving skills; ability to maintain records and make reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; resourcefulness; tact; good judgment.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS:
In accordance with the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation, Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, candidates for appointment in school districts must obtain clearance for employment from the State Education Department prior to employment based upon a fingerprint and criminal history background check.
Pending Jurisdictional Classification
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512