Post Date:  Feb 14, 2024

Minneapolis, MN, US

Below is specific information for you to consider about this position.


Job Title: Candidate Pool (SY 2023-2024), School Cook  and Requisition ID number: 99965

Close Date: 11:59 PM on  

Organizational Unit:  Culinary & Wellness Services (CWS) (10000079) 

Site:  Citywide School Support (0002) 

FTE Varies; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full-time

Union:  Food Service(27) 

Functional Area:  Food Service 

A resume and cover letter are mandatory to apply for any position.



Up to 10+ positions throughout the MPS school district.  If selected for an interview, please ask for the current vacancy site list.



Under general supervision, prepares high volumes of food in a timely and quality manner. Prepares food on-site in batches for quantities that are sufficient for the needs of that site/school.


* Performs food preparation tasks according to planned menus and schedule; cooks food, prepared or from scratch for student nutrition programs that meet the mandated nutritional needs; scales recipes to appropriate quantities need for the assigned site/school.

* Reads and follows recipes. Prepares, seasons, marinates, cooks, and tastes meats, fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients.

* Inspects food items for the purpose of verifying quantity, quality, and specifications of orders to meet preparation needs and comply with mandated health and food safety standards.

* Cleans and maintains equipment and food preparation and storage areas in a sanitary condition to meet mandated health standards. Reports equipment needs and malfunctions.

* Ensures compliance with all MPS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, State of Minnesota Departments of Education and Health, Child Nutrition Program, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) procedures, policies, and standards.


Knowledge of

* Federal, state, and local codes and regulations governing food handling and public nutrition services.

* Safety and sanitation practices for food preparation, distribution, and storage.

* Methods, materials, and practices of volume food preparation and inventory control.


Skill in

* Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers and clients.


Education, Training, and Experience

High School diploma AND two years of experience in food preparation at a large-scale facility or restaurant.



Must obtain a valid Minnesota Food Manager Certificate within one year of the hire date.



Work is performed in a commercial food service and kitchen work environment; moderate physical requirements, with risk of burns and cuts; frequent lifting, carrying, and moving up to 50-pound containers of food preparation materials and equipment; may require working in a walk-in freezer.



Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On | Culinary & Wellness Services (CWS) (10000079) | Citywide School Support (0002) | Food Service 

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis