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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

COOK LEAD

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

18506 (NE S WFSE Campuswide)
18642 (NE S WFSE HMC)
20778 (NE H WFSE Campuswide)
20864 (NE H WFSE HMC)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Perform skilled cooking duties.

BASIC FUNCTION

Lead staff and perform skilled cooking duties.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under general direction, regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others; function as lead cook in a food service function;

TYPICAL WORK

Lead and participate in cooking and/or baking items from scratch to include sauces, marinades and spice blends;

Lead and participate in the preparation of meat, fish and fowl for cooking according to standard recipes, menus, or verbal instructions; butcher larger cuts of meat, fish, and fowl;

Lead and participate in the preparation and cooking of vegetables, fruits, soups, and cereals; lead and participate in the preparation of salads, quick breads, desserts and beverages;

Assign, instruct and check the work of staff including students and/or temporary workers;

Make recommendations on adjustments to par stock levels based on anticipated volumes;

Lead and participate in inventory management, storage and utilization of leftover ingredients and products, and rotation of stock;

Lead and participate in the cleaning of the kitchen and equipment ensuring standards of sanitation and safety are met;

May provide feedback to leadership on observations of employee performance;

May lead and participate in recipe and menu development;

May assist in orienting and training new staff;

Perform the work of Cook; and

Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Possession of, or acquisition of a Washington State Food Worker card within two weeks of employment AND one year of experience as Cook including experience leading staff; or equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 5-17-73
Revise MQ: 10-16-75
Revise Class/Title: 6-3-88
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05
Revise Basic Function, Distinguishing Characteristics, Typical Work, and MQ; update job code with Workday code: 08-01-18