State of Washington Classified Job Specification
COOK 1 - TEAMSTERS
Prepares and cooks food in an institution, institutional camp or Washington State Patrol training facility.
Weighs and prepares food for special diets;
Prepares and cooks vegetables, fruits, meats, soups, and cereals; prepares salads, desserts, and beverages;
Cans fruits and vegetables; cleans kitchen area; washes utensils and equipment; requisitions, checks, and stores food and kitchen supplies; keeps simple records; assists in preparing menus; makes reports;
Prepares meat, fish and fowl by baking, broiling, boiling, or frying, etc., according to standard recipes, menus, or verbal instructions;
Operates cooking and kitchen equipment;
Adjusts recipes to volume of demand;
Inventories and maintains necessary supplies and goods for assigned meals;
Stores leftover ingredients and products; assists in their utilization; rotates stock;
Directs food service workers;
May function as head cook or an assistant cook depending on size of kitchen and which meal is being prepared (i.e., breakfast, lunch, dinner);Performs other work as required.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: practices, methods, and procedures of large‑scale food preparation and cooking; personal hygiene, food handling, sanitation, and safety precautions; care and use of kitchen utensils and equipment; record keeping; report preparation.Ability to: establish work methods and instruct others in routine kitchen work; maintain cooperative working relationships with others; estimate quantities and follow large‑scale recipes; follow written and oral instructions.