Thursday , February 9 2023

Cal Fire Hiring – Cook Specialist

Website California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

Job Description:

Under supervision, to assist in preparing, cooking, and dispensing food for the residents and employees of a State institution; to care for culinary equipment, supplies, and work areas; to work with employees and helpers from the resident population; may instruct, lead, or supervise inmates, wards, or resident workers; and do other related work.

Job Responsibilities:

Assist the Cook Specialist II to prepare food and serve staff. *Help determine the number of people to serve at each meal and identify the quantity of food to be served. Determine appropriate starting time for various dishes to ensure that meals will be ready on time. Serve meals by cafeteria style line method while using portion control methods. Ensure all health and safety regulations are followed. Clean and maintain food service equipment, utensils and work area which includes, but is not limited to: processing dirty dishes, silverware and pots and pans for cleaning, washing tables after meals, restocking of table condiments, cleaning of refrigerators, shelving, sweep and mop kitchen and food storage floors, empty trash, clean kitchen linen using washer and dryer. Assist the Cook Specialist II with planning cost-effective, nutritious, balanced meals. Receive food deliveries, which include: check delivery against invoice, check for damaged goods, price and date all goods, rotate stock, and break down of empty cardboard food boxes.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to: Complete satisfactorily a training program in the preparation and cooking of all food groups; follow directions; keep records; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; communicate at a level appropriate to the classification.
  • Knowledge of: Kitchen sanitation and safety measures; food handling sanitation; principles, procedures, and equipment used in the storage, care, preparation, cooking, and dispensing of food in large quantity; methods and procedures used in the operation, cleaning, and care of utensils, equipment, and work areas.
  • One year of experience in assisting a cook in the preparation and cooking of a varied menu. (Full-time training in a recognized trade school or training program for cooks may be substituted for the required experience on the basis of one month of school attendance being equal to two months of experience.).

Job Details:

Company: California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: San Diego, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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