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Pool Position - Pre-School Cook Substitute
Feather River College in Quincy, California
Date Posted 11/28/2018
Admin-Food Services
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Details


Pool Position - Pre-School Cook Substitute



Req #:


Job Category:



Student Services

Position Description:

Under general supervision, to plan, prepare and cook meals and snacks; to maintain food service and storage areas in a sanitary and organized condition; to budget, order, purchase, and maintain food and supply inventories; to maintain a variety of logs and records; and to perform related duties as assigned.

Essential Duties:

  • Plans breakfast, lunch, snack, picnic and special event menus to ensure healthful, nutritious, appealing meals, and compliance with funding and licensing regulations; plans substitutions to accommodate allergies and other special dietary require¬ments; notifies preschool staff of children’s' special food requirements

  • Prepares and cooks food according to recipes, independent judgment regarding appeal and taste, and bacterial/parasite prevention requirements

  • Cleans and disinfects food preparation, food storage and dining areas; washes dishes, utensils and food preparation equipment and s

  • When available, trains and mentors student workers and parents assisting in food preparation, service and clean up

  • Evaluates and selects food/supply vendors and products; orders and purchases food and supplies; shops for/picks up weekly fresh grocery items

  • Plans the annual child development center food operations budget, observes budgetary limitations, and authorizes expenditures

  • Maintains a variety of logs and records including exact description and quantities of foods, nutritional content of prepared foods, supply and grocery expenses, and delivery quantities received

  • Maintains inventory of food and supplies; receives and verifies shipments; labels s and stocks shelves

  • Operates a variety of standard and commercial food service and related equipment including stoves, grills, ovens, mixers, dishwashers, washers and dryers, and a variety of small kitchen appliances

  • Requests maintenance of malfunctioning equipment

  • Meets with regulatory representatives to document food service compliance with various requirements

  • Assists in other child care center duties such as monitoring children during meals as needed and planning and implementing children’s cooking activities

  • Maintains current knowledge of regulations and principles of nutrition through the Childcare Food Program, study of publications and attendance at workshops, and/or participation in college courses

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of nutrition, quantity cooking, menu planning, and food storage, care, preparation and serving

  • Safety, food handling, sanitation, and disinfecting measures used in the operation, cleaning and care of utensils, equipment, and food service areas

  • Methods for planning, ordering, specifying and purchasing food and supplies, and maintaining inventory

  • Regulations and requirements pertaining to food service for children, and sanitation

  • Knowledge and/or willingness to participate in the CDC’s involvement of sustainability in terms of recycling, composting and other areas of kitchen efficiency

Skills in:

  • Planning nutritious and appealing meals within externally mandated guidelines

  • Evaluating products and ordering or purchasing foods and supplies

  • Preparing and monitoring a food service budget

  • Maintaining accurate records and preparing reports

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: The physical abilities involved in the performance of essential duties are:

  • Manual dexterity to operate equipment and manipulate objects in the preparation and cooking of food

  • Stamina for extended periods of standing and walking

  • Lifting up to 50 pounds

  • Climbing, stooping and reaching

  • Working in exposure to cleaning and disinfecting chemicals, food-borne pathogens, and elevated kitchen temperatures

  • Speech and hearing to give and receive information and instructions

This work is performed indoors in an institutional kitchen.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must possess a valid driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record
• Must be free of convictions that would prohibit working around children

Desirable Characteristics:

  • Completion of formal or informal training in quantity food preparation and kitchen maintenance, and two years of commercial/public cooking experience

  • Experience cooking for young children

  • Knowledge of young children and nutrition preferred

  • Community college experience is preferred

  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic and socio-economic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff

Required Documents:


Feather River Community College District reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce any and all positions. All grant funded positions are contingent upon continued grant funding.

The California Community Colleges (CCC) Registry, click here. The CCC Registry is the only centralized web site for faculty, administrative, management, and support staff/classified positions for the 113 community colleges in California.

Feather River College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with state and federal laws, Feather River Community College District does not discriminate on any of its policies, practices, or procedures on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, age, veteran or military status, medical status, ancestry or marital status; nor does the District discriminate on the basis of citizenship, within the limitations imposed by law.

All appointments are conditional until approved by the FRCCD Governing Board and subject to criminal background screening and proof of freedom from active tuberculosis. Employment will be contingent upon proof of employment eligibility in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. FRCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

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