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School Cook

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2022
Requisition ID:  410582

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD):


The Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) is a fully accredited school for Deaf and hard-of-hearing students in nursery school through high school. The Indiana School for the Deaf is accredited by AdvancED Indiana and the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). It provides services to approximately 342 students enrolled on campus. About 60% of the students live on campus during the academic year. ISD offers a full range of social activities, including sports, clubs, and organizations.  

Role Overview:


The School Cook prepares a variety of foods for residential and commuter students.  You will need a working knowledge of modern large-scale food preparation, calculating ingredients, and measurements.  Knowledge of health safety and sanitation is required.


A Day in the Life:


The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Prepare a variety of foods such as meats, soups, vegetables, breads, salads, desserts and casseroles. 
  • Calculate quantities of ingredients to yield desired quantity and quality of food. 
  • Prepare special diet foods following dietitian’s menu orders based on doctor’s orders. 
  • Perform a variety of clean-up and sanitation duties such as washing walls, mopping floors, washing pots and pans and cleaning ovens, grills, carts, appliances and tables. 
  • Store and retrieve food from freezers and refrigerators and maintain inventory of foods. 
  • Requisition and receive supplies periodically. 
  • Check freezer and refrigerator temperatures to determine that food is stored at proper temperatures. 


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What You'll Need for Success:


You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Working knowledge of, and ability to apply, modern principles and practices of large-scale food preparation. 
  • Working knowledge of the use of large-scale food production equipment and how to calculate ingredients to yield desired quantity. 
  • Working knowledge of weights and measures and how quantities affect cooking time and quality of the product prepared. 
  • Working knowledge of health, safety and sanitary principles and practices in institutional kitchens. 
  • Ability to read and accurately follow recipes and special diet menus. 
  • Effective communication skills. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
    • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
    • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access




This position traditionally starts at $27,638 per year ($14.17 per hour).  Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Equal Employment Opportunity:


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis