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Diablo Valley College



Job Number: 0001078

Salary: $2,790.00 per month (first step)

Deadline: 03/02/2018


Complete job description and application available online at: https://www.4cdcareers.net/postings/4953


Position Definition

To prepare and cook hot and cold menu items; to plan menus and order food; and to maintain the kitchen and food service areas in a safe, clean and orderly condition.


Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Prepares main dishes; prepares and cooks meat dishes, sandwiches, soups, vegetables, gravies and sauces; cleans and prepares vegetables for salads.

Cooks breakfast orders, such as eggs, bacon, potatoes and hot cakes.

Follows master recipes in the preparation of food.

Operates grill, deep fat fryer, steam cooker, slicers, mixers, and other related equipment.

Plans menus and determines optimum quantities of food to order and prepare.

Orders meats, produce, milk products and other food stuffs; orders food for campus events and athletic events.

Determines price to charge for food items.

Assists on serving line and cash register as required.

Maintains cleanliness of the kitchen area; washes utensils, pots and pans.

Maintains inventory and reviews all items on a daily basis. 

Completes daily inventories of knives, controlled food items and tools. 

Monitors and fills all drink machines.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience


One (1) year of experience as a cook in preparing and cooking food in large quantities, including meat dishes.


Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent.

Possession or the ability to obtain a ServSafe Certificate.


Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of

Methods, techniques and equipment used in preparing and cooking foods in large quantities.

Kitchen sanitation and safety measures.

Inventory methods and procedures.

Basic mathematic principles.

Health care regulations as it relates to food service.


Minimum Qualification-Skill To

Skill/Ability to: 

Cook and bake.

Plan menus and determine food quantities to order and prepare.

Follow oral and written directions.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain cooperative work relations with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.


Desirable Qualifications

1. Ability to adjust to workplace situations

and demands.


2. 5 years experience in quantitative food preparation, preferably in a high volume environment


3. Experience in Recipe Modification


4. Ability to work well during peak food service delivery periods.


It is the District’s policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunity, and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identity, race, color, ancestry, religion, marital status, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, parental status, citizenship or because an individual is perceived to have one or more of these characteristics or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.




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Job No: 0001078
Posted: 2/12/2018
Application Due: 3/2/2018
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