Website Iowa Lakes Community College

Position:                    Cook/Server

Classification:         Unclassified

Department:              Food Service

Report to:                  Food Service Coordinator

General Job Summary:

This is a part-time morning/afternoon position, approximately 27.5 hours per week primarily during the school year (limited hours in the summer) located on the Emmetsburg Campus. Primary responsibilities are to cook, plan, prepare and help serve meals for students, staff and special events with occasional evenings and weekends. Work performed in a commercial kitchen environment. A sincere commitment to customer service is necessary.

% of TIME                                          Essential Duties/Responsibilities



1.   Plan, prepare and cook for students, staff and special events in a safe, sanitary, enjoyable manner.

2.   Knowledge of measurement equivalents. Able to follow recipes for quantity cooking. Able to utilize ovens, fryers, roasters, grills, stoves, cutting utensils, grinders, mixers, blenders, etc.

3.   Read menu to estimate food requirements for meals and ensure sufficient quantities are available.

4.   Serve high quality and nutritious meals.



1.   Ensure that tasks are completed in a safe and sanitary manner.

2.   Clean cooking utensils, scrub floors, clean equipment or wash dishes and pans.

3.   Serve food in cafeteria line as needed.



1.   Report equipment maintenance needs to supervisor.

2.   Run cash register as needed.

3.   Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Be willing and able to represent the College in the most positive manner with students, staff and the public.
  2. Must be an enthusiastic and energetic individual with the ability to meet and deal effectively and courteously with students, staff and the public.
  3. Ability to assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems and exercise good judgment.
  4. Ability to read and understand written and oral instructions and to verbally issue directions.
  5. Ability to coordinate other workers in a positive and effective manner.
  6. Ability to use common tools/equipment in food service area: stoves, refrigerators, freezers, grills, blenders, mixers, food preparation utensils, cash register, and other common items.
  7. Familiarity with sanitation and safety procedures common to food service areas and ability to implement same.

Special Demands:

Light to medium work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally. Position involves standing most of the time but also includes: stooping, reaching, handling, talking, hearing, testing, smelling, pushing, pulling, carrying and repetitive motion frequently; and balancing, climbing, feeling fingering occasionally. Subject to cleaning detergents, odor, fumes, and inside conditions of heat and humidity. May be required to travel utilizing personal vehicle. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance. Ability to work in fast-paced environment.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalency required. Quantity cooking experience preferred.

Salary:           $14.40/hour

Fringe Benefits:       Paid sick leave, vacation, and holidays. Employee retirement plan.

Application Process:

The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume

Only complete applications will be considered for the position vacancy.

Position open until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. View complete job description and application process at Contact Lynn Miller at or 712-362-0409. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources, 19 S. 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712-362-0433,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

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