Minnesota Department of Human Services

  • Food and Beverage
  • Civil Service
  • Civil Service
  • Health & Wellness
  • Nutrition|Dietician
  • Hospitality, Tourism & Customer Service
  • Food and Beverage

This position is a part-time rotating shift: 32 hours/week; 64 hours/pay period

The Cook provides individualized and quantified food preparation for clients on a regular and therapeutic diet by performing necessary food service duties so that regulatory standards are maintained.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Preparing food for regular and therapeutic diets so that meal production schedules are met
  • Unloading and storing food/miscellaneous supplies delivered to the main kitchen loading dock and assisting with inventory when requested
  • Maintain sanitation per Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) program and State, Federal, and Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) regulations and guidelines
  • Performing other food service related tasks as assigned by supervisor so that all dietary responsibilities are accomplished and as appropriate
  • Complying with all safety and health standards, rules, regulations, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with all standards and rules

Minimum Qualifications:

Must meet each of the following qualifications listed below:

  • Knowledge of large-scale cooking methods and equipment sufficient to prepare and serve food for a large number of people and adjust recipes to accommodate different numbers of people
  • Knowledge of food values and nutrition sufficient to prepare items from standard recipes. Some facilities require the ability to prepare special medical diets
  • Knowledge of health and safety principles involved in food preparation operations sufficient to prepare and serve safe and healthy meals
  • Ability to follow oral instructions and read and comprehend written instructions

Special Application Instruction

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