Linn County

Full-time position to supervise and participate in the preparation of meals for moderate to large groups of people. Work is performed under general supervision. Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Discusses job requirements with and receives detailed instructions from the supervisor.
  • Monitors work in progress to assure it conforms to instructions.
  • Trains and instructs subordinates.
  • May supervise other cooks in the preparation of meals for larger groups.
  • Performs cooking tasks such as preparing and cooking meats, salads, breads, vegetables, making desserts and preparing special diets.
  • Oversees the serving of the food.
  • Cleans tables, kitchen utensils, stoves, refrigerators and kitchens. Keeps records and makes reports.
  • May assist in setting up or revising menus.
  • Estimates quantities of food needed to meet menu requirements and requisitions supplies.
  • Inspects food trays and sets tables.
  • Estimates cooking time required.
  • May purchase groceries and supplies required for meals.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.
  • Knows the products they personally produce and the customers of each product.
  • Listens to the “Voice of the Customer” and closes gaps between customer expectations and experience whenever possible.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Six (6) months to one (1) year experience in the preparation and cooking of food on a large scale required.
  • Good working knowledge of large-scale food preparation and cooking methods.
  • Good knowledge of sanitation regulations relating to the handling and preparation of food.
  • Some knowledge of special diets and how to prepare them.
  • Knowledge of USDA Buying Guide and Federal Child and Nutrition requirements.
  • Ability to prepare attractive and palatable foods.
  • Ability to keep simple records and make reports.
  • Ability to unload food deliveries, which requires the ability to lift and move twenty (20) pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to assign and supervise the work of others.
  • Must pass a County physical examination which includes a drug test after offer of employment.
  • Regular work attendance required.
Shift: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 


Hourly Wage:

  • New Hire: $18.47
  • 90 days: $19.40
  • 1 year: $20.49
  • 2 years: $21.47
  • 3 years: $22.70
Job Benefits:

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Application Instructions:

Deadline: Monday, June 27th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.

Apply At: (Current Openings)

Job ID: 81672

Posted 11 days ago

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