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Line Cook

School District of Hatboro-Horsham
Horsham, PA, US

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Welcome to the Hatboro-Horsham School District!

At Hatboro-Horsham School District we are focused on continually examining our district practices and structures. We advance, promote, and advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion to enhance alignment with the tenets of the whole child. We are committed to creating and maintaining environments in which each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Hatboro-Horsham draws strength from the rich variety of perspectives and life experiences of our community. As an employee of the district, you can anticipate that your meaningful contributions will authentically further the District's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

POSITION GOAL: To efficiently perform the duties involved in the safe preparation and serving of food to school students and cleaning up kitchen equipment and facilities.

  • Prepare food according to standardized recipes and HACCP procedures
  • Prepares appealing, nutritious meals to all students in accordance with National School Breakfast and Lunch programs.
  • Serve food using proper portion control.
  • Use proper sanitation and safety procedures in accordance with the Montgomery County Health Department.
  • Complete daily production records generated through the Primero Edge program.
  • Monitor the temperature of food through the production and service process. Temperatures must be documented on the appropriate log.
  • Counts must be taken of all items offered on a daily basis. They must be recorded on the appropriate log.
  • Store food in proper location and date all items.
  • Ensure equipment and designated areas are kept clean
  • Operate a variety of kitchen equipment properly and safely.
  • Assist or perform moving items to storage and/or prep areas, including freezers, shelves, etc.
  • Work in any area that is needed (i.e.; salad prep, sandwich prep, hot foods prep, cashier, dish room)
  • Ensures cash registers are prepared for daily transaction and all appropriate supplies are on hand.
  • Follows appropriate end-of-day cashier procedures. Including cross checking all deposits with computer reports.
  • Complete food and supply orders as required.
  • Follows all policies and procedures established by the Food Service Department.
  • Ensures student meals are claimed appropriately I.E. Reimbursable meals, a la carte, etc.
  • Use good public relation techniques with students, teachers, principal, and parents.
  • Cooperates with fellow workers using a Teamwork approach to kitchen duties.
  • Completes required annual training requirements. Requirements are based on hours worked.
  • Assists kitchen manager in food planning, production, storage and service procedures.
  • When the kitchen supervisor is not present at the facility, the Cook will act in a supervisory role.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. The Food Service Cook will be required to follow any other job related instructions and perform other job related duties requested by the Food Service Manager and/or Director of Food Services.


Work Year: Full-time Position, 184 days (Sept. - June)

Physical Demands: Active movement on a regular basis

Must be able to use hands, to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms

Heavy lifting - up to 50 pounds

Frequent carrying - up to 25 pounds

Ability to bend, stoop, and twist

Ability to climb, kneel, and squat

Ability to push, pull, and lift

Sensory Abilities: Visual acuity to read recipes, directions, and safety procedures

Ability to speak clearly

Auditory acuity to be able to hear direction

Work Environment: Temperature extremes (i.e.; walk-in freezer, hot stove/oven)

Work around moving objects (i.e.; grater, slicer, mixer)

Wet and slippery surfaces

Noise level is usually moderate to loud.

Temperament: Ability to work as a member of a team

Must demonstrate tact and diplomacy in dealing with students, teachers, principal, and parents

Must be cooperative, congenial, and service-oriented

Must be able to calmly handle stressful situations

Cognitive Ability: Ability to read, write and do simple computation.

Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Ability to follow written and verbal directions.

Ability to interpret policies, procedures, and data.

Educational Level: No educational prerequisite

License/Clearance(s): PA Criminal Record Check, Child Abuse Clearance, Federal Criminal History Record and PA Sexual Misconduct/ Abuse Disclosure Release.

The position holder must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. It is the responsibility of the employee to inform the HHSD Director of Personnel of any and all reasonable accommodation that will be required.

Hatboro-Horsham School District is an Equal Opportunity Employment, Educational, and Service Organization.

(Revised June 2024)


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