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School Cook Candidate Pool (SY 2022)

Date: May 17, 2022

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

This application DOES NOT require a resume or cover letter.  Click on "Cancel" when receiving a prompt to upload your resume and/or cover letter and continue with the application.  You may upload these documents if you have them but they ARE NOT required.


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

Job Title: School Cook Candidate Pool (SY 2022) and Requisition ID number: 88067

Site: Locations may vary on a routine basis.

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Full/Part Time: Varies

Union: Food Service(27)

Functional Area: Food Service


This position is a candidate pool and is used to refer qualified applicants to the site/department with the open position.  There may not be an available position(s) at the time of application but positions can become available at any time. Human Resources will process your application, and once approved, your name will be sent to the Department with available positions.


A resume and cover letter are not mandatory to apply for this position.



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, 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 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 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 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: | [No Established Closing Date] | [Varies] | [Varies] | Food Service

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Food Safety, Part Time, Quality