CITY OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

8B12
COOK 2


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is food preparation work preparing meals for residents and staff in the kitchen of a municipal institution on an assigned shift. Work differs from that of the next lower class in the series in that the employees in this class serve as lead worker for lower level cooks and/or food service workers in the institutions and, may, in the absence of a higher level cook or culinary superior, prepare work schedules and receive and take inventory of food supplies. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher level cook or administrative superior and involves some disagreeable aspects and light physical effort.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

Prepares meals for residents and staff in a municipal institution; reads menu or work assignment and insures that required food items are on hand; writes list of required food items and submits same for filling; prepares breakfast, by setting out and/or cooking required food items such as cereals, eggs, potatoes, fresh fruits, juice and milk; prepares lunch and/or dinner, by setting out, and/or cooking required food items such as salads, soups, desserts, vegetables, meat, fish and chicken; gravies and sauces; cuts, cleans or washes food items; places food items in appropriate utensils, ovens and/or stoves and maintains proper temperature; prepares food items and seasons appropriately with recommended condiments according to standard recipes; trims bones and fat from meats and slices meats; bakes small quantities of rolls, pies, cakes and other standard baking items.

Presents cooked or prepared items to food service workers; places cooked or prepared food into pots and pans and/or food trucks and steam tables; observes Food Services Workers serving food to ensure portion control and residents and staff satisfaction.

Directs and instructs lower level cooks and food service workers in proper cooking procedures and in the cleaning of stoves, cookers, kettles and other kitchen utensils; ensures that entire kitchen and auxiliary areas are kept clean; assigns other specific cooking tasks to lower level cooks and ensures that food items are prepared in accordance with specifications on the menu.

May prepare work schedules for lower level cooks and / or Food Service Workers; may assign work to staff; may receive and take inventory of food supplies.

May wash kitchen utensils, stoves and ovens and clean cooking area.

Performs related work as required.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
KNOWLEDGE OF: SKILL IN: ABILITY TO:

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 4/10.)

Education equivalent to completion of the tenth school grade.

Two years of documented experience cooking on a volume basis or performing food service work facilitating the preparation and service of food in an institution, commercial firm or military service.

OR
Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.


PAY RANGE: 9

Class Established: 1/53

Spec. Revision: 7/91

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 3/10, Ad Board: 4/10

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END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 8B12