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Posted June 28th

Food Service Worker-IV (FSW-IV) Lead Cook

Lost Hills, California

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Posted June 28th

Food Service Worker-IV (FSW-IV) Lead Cook

Lost Hills, California






Full Time

Job Description

The Role:

The Food Services Worker IV- Lead Cook, while reporting to the Food Services Director, carries out a variety of food preparations and/or catering tasks including cooking a variety of hot foods, composing cold food, making sauces, baking, etc. Prepare food from standardized recipes and general instructions but responsible for the correct portioning, seasoning, and timing on the items prepared.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Food preparation (hot foods, composing cold food, making sauces, baking, etc.)
  • Record and initiate last-minute menu changes.
  • Coordinates staff assignment areas based upon needs of daily food served
  • Motivate employees to meet quality and quantity standards.
  • Inspect the work of others for conformance with specifications.
  • Assembles and cleans equipment.
  • Assumes 100% responsibility for the quality of products served in conjunction with management.
  • Works with management to understand and prepare new menu items.
  • Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards, and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Manage portions of food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
  • SOP-management skills; Must be able to coordinate and direct other workers.
  • Must be able to organize time and material in pressure situations,
  • Communicate and lead work instructions/specifications received from management to other workers.
  • Inspect the work of others for conformance with specifications.
  • Mealtime record-keeping, standard operating procedures to be followed
  • Compliance component, portions, nutrition, menu (control) implement SOP.
  • Technology; familiarity mealtime, mosaic, iAuditor, inventory management system.
  • Responsible for maintaining cleanliness and organization of assigned work areas.
  • May interact with the school community in accordance with organizational customer service standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Disclaimer: This job description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities and other essential functions (as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act) expected of an incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the Institution and its employees.


Your Contribution to Wonderful:
  • High School Diploma
  • 1 year of experience in catering/food service
  • Ability to work independently and as a cooperative team member.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Servsafe and California Food Handler Training Certificate.
  • Demonstrates helpfulness, and respectfulness, is approachable and team-oriented, builds strong working relationships, is diplomatic, and has a positive work environment, is responsible, honest, resolves conflicts appropriately, and is flexible.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and implement written and verbal directions to meet production, safety, sanitation, and health standards.

Physical Requirements:
  • Frequently walking, bending, kneeling, hand, and finger dexterity (light/fine grasping, grasp forcefully), and reaching working above shoulders.
  • Constantly standing, occasionally, sitting, squatting, and climbing.
  • Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling up to 15 pounds frequently, up to 50 pounds occasionally, and over 50 pounds rarely.

Working Conditions:
  • Work schedule can fluctuate
  • Wet floors. (must wear non slip closed-toe footwear)
  • Ability to work in hot temperatures.
  • Exposure to hot and cold water.
  • Ability to work around hot equipment or cold refrigeration.
  • Constant noise

Additional Information

WCPA's dedication to you:
  • Free access to the Wonderful Wellness Clinic
  • Free access to the Wonderful Fitness Center
  • Company paid health/vision/dental for self
  • Voluntary 403b with company match
  • Most positions are bonus eligible
  • Subsidized preschool and college scholarships for your children

Quality of Life in the Central Valley:

Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.

Wonderful College Prep Academy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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