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Posted: 02/01/2022


The cook is responsible for preparing and/or directing the preparation of food to be served, complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards, and following established food production programs and procedures. The cook is responsible for the appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste, and fraud.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Along with complying with all laws, company policy, brand standards, the following are the Essential Functions of this position: 

  1. Prepares or directs preparation of food served using established production procedures and systems.

  2. Determines the amount and type of food and supplies required using production systems.

  3. Ensures availability of supplies and food or approved substitutions in adequate time for preparation.

  4. Sets steam table; serves or ensures proper serving of food for tray line or dining room.

  5. Complies with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene, and health standards. Observe proper food preparation and handling techniques.

  6. Store food properly and safely, marking the date and item.

  7. Reports necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor.

  8. Correctly prepares all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders.

  9. Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved.

  10. Apportions food for serving.

  11. Maintains daily production records.

  12. Keeps work area neat and clean at all times; cleans and maintains equipment used in food preparation.

  13. Completes food temperature checks before service.


  1. Collaboration Skills.

  2. Customer/Client Focus.

  3. Flexibility.

  4. Stress Management/Composure.