Senior Cook @ Hennepin County


Join the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation's food services team at the Adult Correctional Facility as a Senior Cook! You will have the opportunity to expand your food services knowledge and experience and make a difference in the community by being a part a department with a mission to promote community safety, community restoration, and reduce the risk of re-offense.

Location and hours: This position is located at the Hennepin County Adult Correctional Facility at 1145 Shenandoah Ln N, Plymouth, MN 55447. Work needs require employees to have flexible availability to work any time Monday through Friday, between the hours of 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., including weekends and holidays. There is no public transportation to this location.

About the position type: This position is full-time, benefit-earning.

In this position, you will:

  • Train, evaluate, and provide work direction to residents (inmates) and monitor their performance in a food service work program in the kitchen of the Adult Correctional Facility.

  • Oversee and coordinate the preparation of main dishes, salads, and desserts, utensils, and ensure that recipes are followed according to standards.

  • Maintain above-standard quality on all products through continuous quality checks and assist in maintaining sanitation of the kitchen and dining areas.

  • Supervise the use and inventory of kitchen appliances, including equipment such as utensils and knives; monitor need for equipment repair.

  • Keep inventories of food and supplies in food service and food used for reimbursement; review the quantities prepared and take appropriate action for overages and shortages.

  • Request, receive, and account for food and supplies for service menu requirements.

Need to have:

  • Three years or more of cooking experience in the food industry.

  • A valid driver's license and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County Driver's Permit.

  • The ability to stand for extended periods and lift and carry up to 40 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • ServSafe Certification or the ability to acquire certification within six months of permanent hire.

Nice to have:

  • Knowledge and skills in using a computer to access and enter data.

  • Experience:

  • Providing training and work direction to work program residents and kitchen staff.

  • As a supervisor or lead worker.

  • In food service in a prison, detention center, hospital, college, or military setting.

  • Ability to:

· Operate industrial kitchen appliances and food service equipment.

· Manage problems and resolve conflicts using tact and diplomacy.

$20.00 - $24.59 Hourly

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Questions, Contact: Laura Miller

Talent Acquisition I Hennepin County Human Resources

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