Assistant Cook

$17.00 hourly
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Sells, AZ, USA
  • Jun 15, 2022
Full time Customer Service Entry Level Facilities Inventory Restaurant-Food Service

Job Description

Job Title:        Assistant Cook

Reports To:    Student Life Director

Status:            Full time/ Regular/ Non-Exempt

Salary:            $ 17.00 an hour

SUMMARY: The assistant cook will assist the Lead Cook to provide food of high nutritious quality in a safe and clean atmosphere.  


  • Assist with preparation of food and the functions of the Kitchen;
  • Will work with the Lead Cook on the responsibility for checking that all equipment in the kitchen area is in safe, working condition and notifies the appropriate authority when repairs or replacement are needed;
  • Maintains records on food and supplies purchased and used;
  • Purchase and maintains an inventory of all foods, supplies, and equipment; security of food and supplies;
  • Ensures the cleaning of kitchen, serving, storage, and dining areas;
  • Follow sanitation procedures;
  • Provide kitchen assistance in the operation of the I-We:mta Ki: kitchen at  S-Cuk Du’ag Mascamakud;
  • Support the T-So:son (Our Core Values) including T-Wohocudadag – Our Beliefs, T-Apedag – Our Well-Being, T-Pi:k Elida – Our Deepest Respect and I-We:mta – Working Together;
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Training and experience in the food industry or equivalent
  • A proficiency in preparation of large quantities of food.


Additional Consideration May Be Given To Individuals with the Following Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak and understand O’odham and/or Spanish.
  • Knowledge and understanding in the history and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.



  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI's or major traffic offenses within the past year.
  • Possess a Food Handlers Card.



  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff and community members in a professional and courteous manner;
  • Customer service principles; responds promptly to customer needs and solicits customer feedback to improve service;
  • Knowledge of good dietary practices.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and follows through on commitments; Maintains confidentiality;
  • Manages difficult or emotional customer situations;
  • Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds effectively to questions;
  • Safe work practices;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedures manuals, operating, and maintenance instructions;
  • Work independently with minimal direction.



  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures;
  • Implementing public relations initiatives;
  • Managing projects;
  • Provide customer service;
  • Compiling and analyzing data and information and making sound recommendations based on findings;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.