Cook

The University of Oklahoma Norman, OK
POSITION INFORMATION:Plans and prepares menus, preparesfood in large production kitchen, manages kitchen inventory, and performs otherduties (i.e. cleaning related duties) as needed to fulfill the function of theposition.

REPRESENTATIVEDUTIES:

* MenuDevelopment. Plans, develops, and assessescosts for menus. Prepares new recipes/entrees,salads and other menu items.

* Inventory Management. Ability to take physical inventory monthly, order produce and other fooditems on a daily basis.

* Skill Development. Participates in ongoing skill development courses in order to stayabreast of the latest trends in the food service industry.

* As Needed. Performs various duties as neededto successfully fulfill the function of the position.

REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High School diploma or GED.

Experience: 1 year of food service experience in a large productionkitchen or graduate of culinary school.

Certifications/ Licenses: Possession of a valid Food Handlers Certificate/License or able to obtain within 6 months of hire.

Preferred:

* Familiarity with preparation of gourmet type menu items.

* Some experience in menu planning and costing.

* Experience in complete kitchen management, ethnic cooking (including baking), salad preparation, entrée selection, and pairing.

* Should have the ability to understand profit and loss statement.

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities/ and Other Characteristics:

* Able to understand & convert measurements

* Basic knowledge of kitchen equipment & supplies

* Able to plan a health conscience menu.

* Ability to interpret information.

* Work on multiple projects at one time.

* Ability to hear.

* Ability to speak.

* Must not be susceptible to fainting, dizziness or seizures.

* Must have good coordination.

* Ability to move head.

* Full range of arm movement.

* Ability to use hands and fingers.

* Full use of upper extremities.

* Ability to stand 8-16 hours per day.

* Must be able to lift 15 – 75 lbs.

* Must be able to conduct food preparation duties while being exposed to cleaning chemicals/fumes.

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