Kern Community College District
Initial Screening Date:
Open Until Filled:
Short-term Temporary Hourly
$14.35 per hour
Up to 40 hrs per week, as needed
This position is not eligible for health benefits.
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.
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.
Education and Experience:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and three years experience in quantity food preparation including cooking and baking.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California drivers license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Sanitation Certificate.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical assessment.
Knowledge and Abilities:
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES OF:
- 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.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
Completed application packet must include:
Completed Online Application for Employment form
List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form
Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
All applicants must apply online at https://careers.kccd.edu/postings/10719
. Emails will not be accepted.
As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.