The Food Preparation Specialist is responsible for overseeing food preparation, service, and storage and maintaining cleanliness of the kitchen work area. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Monitors cooking of foodstuffs, according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, and numbers of portions to be served.
Cleans and inspects equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas, in order to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
Cleans, cuts, and cooks meat, fish, and poultry, as necessary.
Compiles and maintains records of food use and expenditures.
Determines meal prices based on calculations of ingredient prices.
Requisitions food supplies, kitchen equipment and appliances based on estimates of future needs.
Apportions and serves food as necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of the preparation, service, and storage of foodstuffs. Knowledge of sanitation and safety requirements of a food service facility. Ability to oversee food service operations Ability to coordinate work activities of subordinates. Ability to prepare and serve food.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The ability to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions; plus six months of experience in institutional cooking or a related area.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a State Health Certificate.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.