Cook – Arkansas Department of Career Education-Rehabilitation Services

Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas

Job Title: Cook

Annual Salary: 22,000


The Cook position exists to prepare meals for a large scale, institutional food service operation which serves 3 meals a day, 7 days a week. The meals must meet the guidelines of the National School Lunch Program and State Health Department. This position works under the supervision of the Dietary Services Director and/or Department supervisor(s) as assigned.

Work in a fast-paced food service department which is time bound for meal presentation therefore work speed, attention to detail, multi-tasking, and effective communication skills are essential.  Stand and/or walk at least 7 ½ hours per 9 hour shift, and lift/carry/push/pull items in excess of 50 pounds. Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, poultry, and vegetables.

Gather, weigh, measure, and mix ingredients in order to prepare foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, using approved recipes in the amounts necessary for the number of portions at each meal and for functions/events as scheduled.

Monitor production levels to ensure they are met and maintained through meal service according to the daily meal count. Participate in planning and/or preparing and serving nutritional meals which meet the requirements of the National School Lunch Program.

Train students utilizing the Behavior Performance Program and ready them for employment in the Culinary Arts field. Requisition food and non-food items, supplies, and kitchen equipment, based on estimates of daily needs.

Responsible for the maintenance of the kitchen environment and equipment and ensure it meets health and safety standards at all times by cleaning, sanitizing and reporting any defects/faults. Perform other duties and work activities as assigned for a large scale food service operation which operates 7 days a week and prepares and serves 3 meals daily.

Work weekends and public holidays, as scheduled.

The Arkansas Department of Career Education – Rehabilitation Services is recruiting for a Cook. The complete functional job description for the Cook, position number 22081592, is attached to the job vacancy announcement. Thoroughly read the functional for position qualifications, job responsibilities, and expected results. The recruitment period for this position begins today, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, and will end Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Each applicant is expected to respond to the position-relevant questions that are posted near the end of the electronic employment application. We wish each applicant much success in his\her career endeavors.

How to Apply: This position is currently posted on the Arkansas State Jobs website, Please apply through the website, and upload your resume with your application.