Culinary Arts Assistant, Part-Time

Meridian has been named a Top Workplace in Oklahoma for the past 6 years. The designation is based solely on employee feedback. Meridian employees complete a survey from Energage, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. Employees evaluate the company's direction, execution of ideas, their personal connectedness to the organization, role satisfaction, supervision and employee benefits. The Top Workplace designation is based on survey outcomes.


Experience in customer service, cash handling, knowledge of food service operations, with skills in organization and sanitation required.

Good grooming and personal hygiene practices required.

Must have excellent communication and customer service skills.

Must work well with limited supervision.

Some knowledge of food preparation required. ServSafe certification preferred.

High School diploma or GED and valid Oklahoma driver’s license required.

Essential Job Functions


  1. Serve food that is pre-packaged or prepared in the main kitchen.


  1. Operate cash register in compliance with Meridian Technology Center cash handling procedures.


  1. Prepare daily balance sheet.


  1. Greet and serve the public in a friendly and professional manner.


  1. Handle high-demand situations in an appropriate manner.


  1. Provide excellent customer service.


  1. Clean and sanitize work areas.


  1. Restock paper supplies.


  1. Inventory and order supplies using daily inventory lists and truck orders.


  1. Prepare foods in the Terrace and Skywalk as needed using production sheets.


  1. Maintain entire Skywalk area in clean and orderly manner.


  1. Clean utensils, pans, equipment, and carts after each use.


  1. Attend work regularly following a designated work schedule. Utilize assigned working hours (Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.) efficiently and report any exceptions to the Production Manager.
  2. Attends meetings as scheduled by the Production Manager, Director of Instruction, or Superintendent/CEO.


  1. Abide by all policies and procedures adopted by the MTC Board of Education.
  2. Promote Meridian Technology Center, its programs and employees at every available
  3. Make sure product is in date, including soda bottles and cans, and all food products.


  1. Ensure proper opening and closing procedures are followed.


  1. Comply with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene and health standards, and observe proper food preparation and handling techniques.


  1. Perform temperature checks on all coolers twice daily using temperature logs.


  1. Cross-train with kitchen assistants in Range, Cold Production and Bakery and assist when needed.


  1. After buffets, help with Terrace clean up, rolling silverware and doing Terrace dishes, as needed.


  1. Prepare items for morning and afternoon breaks in the Skywalk, including all hot and cold foods.


  1. Meridian Technology Center’s Mission, Vision and Values. Support the culture by living out our values of:

    Relationships – Act in the best interest of others
    •Excellence – Deliver superior services
    •Innovation – Integrate new ideas with courage
    •Integrity – Model honesty and trust in all we do
    •Empowerment – Provide the framework and resources to succeed
    •Impact – Commit to enrich each life we touch


Work Hours:

Monday through Thursday, 7 AM -2:30 PM, 28 hours per workweek


Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit, and frequently required to stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less. The employee must be able to lift, with assistance, 35 lbs. above head The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a small and lively environment, with a hot buffet, hot dog roller and warmers for break items for students.


Meridian Technology Center (MTC) will issue uniforms to each new employee as part of new-hire assimilation. Uniforms are considered Meridian property and are to be returned in the event of termination of employment. Upon issue, uniforms become the responsibility of the employee for maintenance and care. MTC may issue new uniforms periodically or require uniforms to be returned for special purposes (e.g., logo change, corporate color change). In the event of termination of employment, employees are required to return all issued uniforms as part of the exit process. If all issued uniforms are not returned, MTC will deduct the cost of the uniforms from the final paycheck due the employee (except where such deductions are prohibited by state law). Employees are always expected to dress in a professional manner with neat, clean uniform and appropriate kitchen safe shoes. Certain days may be declared dress down days. On these days, jeans and a more casual approach to dressing is allowed.

Standards of Performance

The Part-Time Culinary Arts Assistant will be evaluated on the previously listed responsibilities twice per year in accordance with the Meridian Technology Center Performance Review Guidelines.  These evaluations will determine salary increases and career advancement possibilities.

Campus Location

Main Campus, Stillwater, OK

FLSA Classification



Commensurate with experience.