Lead Cook

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Location: Rochester, NY Name: Lead Cook
Type: County Department Job Announcements Deadline: Until Filled
Price: N/A
Salary: $28,613 - $36,289 annually

Description of Duties

This is a food service position responsible for assisting with the supervision and coordination of the preparation, cooking and serving of hot and cold foods to resident service and/or cafeteria areas according to accepted standards of preparation and taste.  Employees of this class participate in the preparation, cooking, and serving of hot and cold food items including menu planning, estimating food consumption, requisitioning foodstuffs and maintaining inventory.  This position is distinguished from the Cook position by virtue of its responsibility for supervising other Cooks.  This position is also responsible for handling any problems requiring immediate attention in the absence of a higher-level supervisor on the floor.  Direct supervision is exercised over Cooks, Assistant Cooks and other food service employees.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of, the Supervising Cook or other higher level staff member.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

(A)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's degree in Food Service Administration, Culinary Arts or a closely related field, plus one (1) year of paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in the preparation and cooking of a complete menu of foodstuffs for consumption on a large scale for a restaurant, hotel or institution, other than short order or fast food; OR,

(B)  Three (3) years of paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience as described in (A) above; OR,

(C)  An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B) above.

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