Salary: $16.60-$20.27 hourly / $2,888-$3,525 monthly / Range:
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, coordinates and
participates in preparing, cooking, and serving food to large groups
of people in an institutional setting; does varied cooking and
prepares special diet foods; and does related work as required.
DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: The Cook is distinguished from
Cook-Sheriff's Institutions in that the latter coordinates the
preparation, cooking and serving of meals in a central jail kitchen
and performs minimal hands-on cooking tasks.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
1. Reads menu to estimate food requirements and procures food from
storage; takes count of meals served and utensils used in serving
food; notes and requests needed supplies;
2. Adjusts controls to regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, and
grills to cook food; measures and mixes ingredients according to
recipe, using a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment prepares
meats, fish, vegetables, fruits and other foods; cuts trims and
bones meats prior to cooking and bakes breads, rolls, cakes and
pastries; presents main dishes, salads and desserts in an attractive
3. Trains and leads the work of small numbers of employees or
juveniles; enforces security measures and reports disciplinary
problems and/or takes disciplinary measures as necessary.
1. One year of experience in cooking and preparing meals in large
2. one year of experience performing duties equivalent to the class
of Food Services Worker II with Santa Barbara County; or,
3. a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to one of the employment standards listed above and that
provides the required knowledge and abilities.
Knowledge of: the methods and procedures of quantity food
preparation; kitchen sanitation and safe food storage; use and care
of cooking equipment and utensils; kitchen safety.
Ability to: prepare quantities of food required with a minimum of
waste; organize and prioritize work assignments; make routine
arithmetic computations; prepare and serve food in an allotted time
and on schedule; safely store and hold food; maintain good working
relationships; direct the work of others; understand and follow
written and oral instructions; prepare tasty food, and serve it
attractively; kitchen, dining area, kitchen utensils and equipment
in a sanitary manner; lifts objects weighing up to 100 pounds;
willingness and ability to accept shift work required.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees assigned to positions in the
Probation Department are required to pass a background