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Cook/Food Prep Helper - OMJST Job in North Canton, Ohio US

Cook/Food Prep Helper - OMJST

Sodexo - North Canton, OH

Posted: 11/8/2019 - Expires: 1/1/2020

Job ID: 213623889

Job Description


Job Title: Cook/Food Prep Helper

Worksite Location: North Canton, Ohio

How to Apply:

Submit your RESUME and COMPLETED REFERRAL FORM to the Customer Service Desk at:
OhioMeansJobs Stark - 822 30th Street NW, Canton, Ohio 44709, or
OhioMeansJobs Tuscarawas - 1260 Monroe Street, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:30pm


Email your resume to:  
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Fax your resume to: (330) 491-2650 Attn: RC5
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Apply on by searching Sodexo Dining Services in North Canton

Job Description: The Cook will accurately and efficiently prepare, portion, cook, and present a variety of hot and/or cold food items for various meal periods; to include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Special/Catered Events. The Food Prep Helper works primarily in the kitchen supporting the production of food products. The main function is to assist in the preparation of foods. Cleans and sanitizes work stations and production equipment. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but Sodexo may identify other responsibilities of the position. These responsibilities may differ among accounts, depending on business necessities and client requirements.

General Responsibilities - Cook:

  • Prepares and cooks to order foods requiring short and broader preparation time
  • May produce food and serve customers at an a la carte or may operate a grill station
  • Prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and corporate standards, guidelines, and regulations to ensure high-quality food service is provided.
  • Reads food order or receives verbal instructions on food required by patron, and prepares and cooks food according to instructions.
  • Provides the highest quality of service to customers at all times.
  • Follows basic recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, tasting, carving, and serving soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, and other foods for consumption in poultry or fish for culinary use.
  • Tastes products, reads menus, estimates food requirements, checks production, and keeps records in order to accurately plan production requirements and requisition supplies and equipment.
  • May clean and sanitize work stations and equipment and must follow all Sodexo, client, and regulatory rules and procedures.
  • Produces small to large batch goods using advanced and full range of classical cooking techniques.
  • May select recipes per menu cycle, prepare bakery items, receive inventory, move and lift foods and supplies.
  • Typically performs fast food cooking duties in preparing food items to be served to customers.
  • Intermediate to advanced knife skills required.
  • Requires familiarity of kitchen equipment.
  • Must be able to read and follow a recipe unsupervised.
  • Applies some advanced cooking skills.
  • Involved with more complex requirements of the position.
  • May adapt procedures, processes, tools, equipment and techniques to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Extensive working knowledge of food preparation.

General Responsibilities – Food Prep Helper:

  • Reads recipes and/or product directions.
  • Estimates food requirements.
  • Operates a variety of kitchen utensils to weigh, measure, mix, wash, peel, cut, grind, stir, strain, seasons and kneads foods for cooking, serving, and storing.
  • Assists in the preparation of hot and/or cold foods, and properly stores food, utilizing knowledge of temperature requirements and spoilage.
  • Inspects workstations for compliance with service standards.
  • Keeps records and requisition for supplies/equipment as needed.
  • Cleans and sanitizes workstations and equipment following all Sodexo, client, and regulatory rules and procedures.
  • May taste test products.
  • May have basic cooking responsibilities (i.e. cook vegetables, chick for salads).
  • Basic food handling skills.


  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.
  • Ability to use a computer

Details: Full-time and part-time shifts available. Shift days and times will vary based on assignment. $10.00-$14.00/hour depending on experience.

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Culinary experience preferred.

Available Benefits: Dental Insurance, Vacation, Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, and 401(k).

Pre-Employment Testing: Criminal Background Check

OMJ Staff Contact: RC5

Contact Information


Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
No school grade completed
Work Days:
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Job Reference Code
$10.00 - $14.00 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 4
Graphic Literacy: 4
Workplace Documentation: 4