Cook Non-Correctional

Job Description


Accurately and efficiently prepares a variety of food items in accordance with assigned work instructions and menus.  Utilizes a variety of food preparation utensils and machines in preparing food.

  • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment
  •  Refer to Daily Prep List at the start of each shift for assigned duties and completes opening and closing checklists daily.
  •  Promptly reports equipment and food quality or shortage problems to Assistant Food Service Director/Food Service Manager.
  •  Knows and complies consistently with standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, recipes, policies and procedures.
  •  Follows assigned instruction to properly stock and maintain sufficient levels of food products at line stations to assure smooth serving of food.
  • Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
  •  Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area.
  •  Following assigned recipes, prepares food items for broiling, grilling, frying, sautéing or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating according to directions.
  • Follows proper plate presentation and garnish set up for all dishes.
  •  Handles, stores, labels, and rotates all products properly and in accordance to applicable state laws.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Prior experience cooking in a cafeteria or large volume production facility a plus.
  • Prior knowledge and experience in a kitchen or large cafeteria setting preferred.
  • Experience with safety procedures as typical in a cafeteria or food service environment.
  • Ability to perform basic math such as addition and subtraction.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Appropriate state food handler certification and/or ServSafe Certification
  • Knowledge and experience with  sanitation and safety procedures as typical in a cafeteria or food service environment.
  • Must be able to read and follow a recipe unsupervised
  • Must qualify for and maintain correctional facility security clearance


About Us:

Trinity Services Group is one of the leading providers of correctional food service in the nation.  With our more than 40 years in the industry, our combined operations serve over 300,000 inmates daily in over 40 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S.Virgin Islands.