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FOOD SERVICE HELPER II
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves supervising and assisting in the preparation and serving of food. In a school cafeteria, an employee in this class may have responsibility for immediate supervision of a number of food service staff and/or have responsibility for preparing foods such as salads, sandwiches, and deserts, loading food carts as well as the maintaining of records and receipts. Depending on the area of assignment, an employee in this class may participate in cooking food. However, cooking food should not be a regular or recurring function of an employee in this position. This class differs from that of Food Service Helper I in that an employee in this position exercises more independent judgment in performing their work activities and they prepare foods per instructions in the required amount. A Food Service Helper II in a school cafeteria may be responsible for supervision of subordinate staff. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Operates cash register, prepares bank deposits; keeps time reports for payroll purposes;
Inspects kitchen and dining areas for cleanliness and proper functioning; supervises and assists in daily cleaning of these areas;
Keeps inventory of food supplies and equipment; orders supplies as needed;
Assigns routine tasks and implements new procedures;
Prepares salads, sandwiches and desserts; works on the fry unit;
Puts leftover food away;
May heat prepared food;
May perform simple, unskilled clerical duties.
When Assigned to the Department of Parks and Recreation:
Prepares diets for a wide variety of animals at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo according to written diet preparation instructions.
Cleans kitchens and preparation equipment, food storage containers, and coolers.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of sanitation and personal hygiene as applied to food preparation and service.
Good knowledge of the use and care of kitchen equipment and appliances.
Working knowledge of the principles and practices of large scale food service.
Working knowledge of basic arithmetic.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to operate a cash register, prepare bank deposits and make simple financial reports.
Ability to supervise a number of subordinate workers in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale when assigned.
One (1) year of work experience as a Food Service Helper or equivalent experience.
1/2011 Date Revised