State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • 02-Nov-2018 to 30-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • St Joseph, MO, USA
  • Full Time

This is entry-level work involving the preparation and cooking of food in a facility kitchen.

Job Duties

This description may not include all of the duties, knowledge, skills, or abilities associated with this classification.

Prepares one or several parts of a major meal such as an entree, vegetable, salad, or dessert.

Assists in the preparation of meals by measuring ingredients, mixing, boiling, frying, monitoring cooking temperatures, etc.

Prepares breakfasts on an independent basis by cooking eggs and meat, and preparing cereals, coffee, and similar items.

Directs and assists lower-level employees, offenders, and/or other helpers in the preparation and serving of foods, and the cleaning of utensils and work areas.

Receives direction from higher-level cooks who provide specific instruction and review.

Performs other related work as assigned.

Key Skills

Introductory knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in preparing food on a large scale, and the use and care of utensils and equipment.

Introductory knowledge of food values and nutrition.

Introductory knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations.

Ability to cook large quantities.

Ability to read and follow recipes.

Ability to comprehend and follow instructions.

Ability to maintain standards of safety and sanitation.

Ability to work with and supervise employees, offenders, and/or other helpers in the preparation of food.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, offenders, and others.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to work long hours while standing and under conditions of high temperature.


State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
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