State of Washington Classified Job Specification
FOOD SERVICE WORKER LEAD
Leads Food Service Workers and participates in the preparation and serving of food; or functions as a cook’s or baker’s helper.
Regularly assigns, instructs and checks the work of others; or functions as assistant to full-time cooks or bakers.
Performs duties as a cook’s or baker’s helper;
Serves as lead employee in food preparation, serving, and/or dishwashing and sanitation functions;
Prepares and cooks food;
Weighs, prepares, and serves meals to meet special diet requirements;
Performs duties such as hand trucking food, supplies, and equipment to and from dining areas, kitchen, storerooms, and refrigerators; loads and clears steam tables and carts; serves food individually or from steam tables or carts;
Performs cleaning duties; washes dishes and utensils; scrubs floors, walls, and counters in kitchen and dining areas; cleans garbage area; cleans and polishes silverware;
Sets up dining areas; sets and clears tables; arranges dining room furniture;
Sets up cash register or change box; collects cash or food tickets for meals; keeps records;
Operates standard kitchen appliances and equipment such as coffee maker, toaster, dish and glass washer, and mixers;
Assists cook in requisitioning food and supplies from commissary for kitchen use; checks for quantity and quality;
Performs other work as required;
May supervise or direct the work of others.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: operation and maintenance of kitchen and dining room; large scale preparation of food; personal hygiene, sanitation, and housekeeping practices; safety precautions; operation of standard kitchen appliances and equipment.
Ability to: lead staff; direct others in and perform food preparation, serving, and cleaning work; follow written and oral instructions; make change; keep simple records and receipts.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Possession of, or eligible for, a food handler’s permit AND one year of experience in quantity or institutional food preparation and serving
Class Specification History
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.