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Office of Human Resources

East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 7130 

Occ. Group: 311.233 

Cook Lead Worker

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Serve as lead workers to other cooks with responsibility for the preparation of more complex food items in a Cafeteria. Performs related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as lead worker to cooks on a shift for a Cafeteria.

Cooks more complex food items such as sauces, meats, and vegetables for a Cafeteria from a production sheet.

Inspects completed food to ensure proper taste and quality.

Ensures timely completion of food.

Trains cooks in hygiene, sanitation, and cooking skills.

Ensures sanitation of cooking area.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and equipment used in food service.

Knowledge of health hazards and proper precautionary measures used in food preparation.

Knowledge of modern cooking techniques.

Knowledge of principles of supervision.

Ability to coordinate work of cooks engaged in food preparation and cooking.

Ability to maintain high standard of cleanliness.

Ability to instruct and train new employees.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and convincingly.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Experience as a cook in a food service operation. Applicants should possess a current health card issued by the County Health Department. 

  Date     Skill         Eval             
4/1/82        5      433022213

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

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