Assistant Cook

Job Locations US-NM-Jemez Pueblo
Posted Date 4 months ago(8/4/2020 7:24 PM)
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Responsible for providing healthy, nutritious meals to our children; assisting the head cook in daily operations within our nutrition program.


  • Prepares, cooks and serves meals daily to customers in accordance to the weekly menu.
  • Verifies quality of food and supplies.
  • Ensures the cleanliness and safety of the kitchen and storage areas.
  • Ensures that all sanitation rules in food service area are adhered to by all staff and volunteers. With specific focus on Covid-19 procedures and orders.
  • Maintains basic records of work performed.
  • Contributes to the overall quality of the unit’s service provision by developing and coordinating work teams and by reviewing, recommending and implementing improved policies and procedures.
  • Represents the Pueblo with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.


Education and Experience:

High School diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED); AND one (1) year of food preparation experience.


Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Food preparation and presentation methods, techniques, and quality standards.
  • Proper handling of food and sanitation requirements.
  • Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.
  • Basic records management principles and practices.                                

Skill in:

  • Skill in preparing menus. 
  • Safely using and maintaining tools and equipment related to the work.
  • Understanding and following oral and written directions.
  • Preparing basic records and reports of work performed.
  • Working without close supervision in standard work situations.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.



  • CPR & First Aid certification or obtained within 60 days of hire.
  • Food handler’s certification required or obtained within 60 days of hire.



The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Strength and mobility to work in a typical food service setting; stamina to perform sustained physical labor, including standing, walking, climbing; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 25 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Work is subject to exposure to fumes and adverse environmental conditions.





  1. Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
  2. New employees are required to submit to a background investigation.  Employment is contingent upon passing the background investigation.


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