Culinary Lab Assistant

at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Position Title:Culinary Lab Assistant

Job Description:POSITION TITLE: Culinary Lab Assistant
STATUS: Part time
DEPARTMENT: Culinary Arts/City Center Campus
DIVISION: Academic Affairs
UNION: Non-union
REPORTS TO: Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Support staff, grade 2
MINIMUM PAY RATE: $14.00 per hour

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff.

Responsible for assisting instructional faculty and students, aiding in recruitment efforts and providing support in the operation and monitoring of lab processes, equipment and activities in the Culinary Arts Management Program.

1. Meet with instructor to discuss any special needs for that day's lab class.
2. Assist students with menu production and supervision of product quality.
3. Monitor students to ensure they are following proper recipes, cooking procedures, baking practices, and service skills where appropriate.
4. Continually monitor sanitation practices of students.
5. Inform chef instructor of any wrongdoing by students or if students disappear from lab setting.
6. Monitor all storage and food production areas to ensure that students put products away and store them properly. Inform chef instructor of a destruction and/or waste of product by students.
7. Assist students with proper knife skills, terminology and techniques.
8. Maintain a positive attitude towards students to foster a learning environment.
9. Assist with Chef for a Day visiting students, recruitment efforts and high school/career fair presentations.
10. Fill in as a teacher assistant when needed.
11. Assist with instruction of daily cooking and food production lessons.
12. Assist with supervision of student workers as necessary.
13. Perform final inspection of individual student work area and dismiss students at the end of each class once all food production and classroom food spaces have been cleaned and sanitized.
14. Ensure operation is in good condition for health department inspections of student food production areas.
15. Work with the instructor to inventory all products and prepare orders for all food and non-food supplies needed for each class.
16. Develop and maintain production sheets for each instructor/class.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.

1. One (1) year of culinary arts lab work completed with a grade of "B" or better.
2. Ability to communicate effectively with students/faculty and foodservice staff.
3. Self-motivated, patience, common-sense, problem-solving ability and a willingness to accept responsibility.
4. Recommendation from chef/lab instructor for position of lab assistant.
5. Must be able to work flexible hours during scheduled lab times.
6. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other members of the college and community, displaying cultural competence as well as emotional intelligence.
7. Demonstrated commitment to the college's core values of respect and inclusion, sustainability, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being, innovation and quality.

1. English and Spanish verbal and written communication proficiency.
2. Demonstrated multicultural competence.

Full Time/Part Time:Part time
Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:28


Joliet Junior College is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. The College prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, and relationship/dating violence has put measures in place to ensure a safe and healthy educational and employment environment, and meet legal requirements in accordance with: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College's programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, including gender-related identity; and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), which requires timely warning to the community of certain immediate threats.

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Job Posting: 11995346

Posted On: Jun 21, 2024

Updated On: Jun 21, 2024

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