School Chef

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Competitive ZMW / Month
  • September 30, 2022

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Main purpose of the job

  • Prepare and cook meat dishes, vegetables and other main dishes;
  • Prepare salads, sandwiches, fruit, soups, sauces and other foods.
  • Assist in determining appropriate quantity of food items for cooking and baking;
  • adjust and extend recipes as needed; maintain food quality standards including appearance, and nutritional requirements.
  • Monitor temperatures of food to assure safety and quality standards are met;
  • Monitor water temperatures to assure proper temperature for sanitizing.
    serve food according to established guidelines and replenish serving containers as needed;
  • serve lunch items to faculty.
  • Clean cafeteria equipment, utensils and appliances and store food supplies; assure compliance with kitchen sanitation and safety procedures and regulations; clean refrigerators and storerooms as required.
  • Assist in storing unused food and supplies; dispose of unusable leftovers; utilize proper methods of handling foods to be stored.
  • Operate a variety of standard kitchen utensils and equipment including slicer, chopper, mixer, steamer, fryer, dishwasher, electric warmer, range, oven, pressure cooker, cash register, dishwasher and other cafeteria equipment as required.
  • Train and provide work direction to others.
  • Record amounts of food sold and monies collected as assigned; assist with inventory and maintain routine records as directed; prepare records of foods cooked and foods left over.
  • Prepare and bake food for special events as needed; assist at banquets or special events as required. · Assist in other food service areas as needed; collect money and make correct change.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Principles and methods of quantity food service preparation, serving and storage.
  • Sanitation and safety practices related to handling, cooking, baking and serving food.
  • Methods of preparing and serving food in large quantities.
  • Methods of adjusting and extending recipes and proper substitutions.
  • Proper methods of storing equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Standard kitchen equipment, utensils and measurements.
  • Health and safety regulations.
  • Basic record-keeping techniques.
  • Basic math and cashiering skills.


  • Prepare, cook, bake and serve a variety of foods in quantity at an assigned food service facility.
  • Prepare and serve food in accordance with health and sanitation regulations.
  • Operate and maintain standard machines and equipment found in school cafeterias and kitchens.
  • Prepare attractive, appetizing and nutritious meals for students and staff.
  • Lift, bend, reach and stand.
  • Follow, adjust and extend recipes.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Lift heavy objects.
  • Maintain routine records.
  • Meet schedules and time lines.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Observe health and safety regulations.
  • Train and provide work direction to others.
  • Make change accurately.
  • Read and write at a level required for successful job performance.


  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 50 KGs.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.


Any combination equivalent to: high school diploma or G.E.D. Certificate as required by Zambian law and one year experience in cooking and baking food in large quantities.

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