JOB GOAL:To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Prepare, season, and cook soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foodstuffs. This position serves as a trainer. Trainers are responsible for supervising the learning experiences of students in all areas of The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, The Kirkwood Center for Hospitality Arts and The Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education. UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:Inspect food preparation and serving areas to ensure observance of safe, sanitary food-handling practices. Substitute for or assist other cooks during emergencies or rush periods. Wash, peel, cut, and seed fruits and vegetables to prepare them for consumption.Regular and consistent attendance at work.Perform other related work duties as assigned. PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:Effective time management and organizational skills.Ability to follow instructions (i.e. menus/recipes) as well as to cook and plan meals.Must be able to stand 5-6 hours a day and to squat, reach & bend on a regular basis.Must have knowledge of food storage/handling techniques.Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned. PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:Position involves working in a kitchen setting. Occasional (10-33%) sitting, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Frequent (34-66%) lifting up to 50 pounds. Constant (67-100%) standing, walking, reaching, talking, hearing, tasting and smelling.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:High school diploma or the equivalent required. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:Preference will be given to those candidates with a post high school degree. Preference will be given to those candidates with a minimum of two years full-time experience in a related hospitality setting or the equivalent education and related work experience. EEO AA/STATEMENT: Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison St., Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560, Fax: 312-730-1576, Email: [email protected].