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Cook Coordinators

  • Start a career with excellent benefits and opportunity for advancement!
  • Work dependable hours with a schedule that doesn't fluctuate!
  • Retire early at the age of 55!
  • Receive a pension when you retire!


Brian Erickson (Food Services Supervisor) and Cook Coordinators Tara Wilson, Bonnie Lofgren, & Sandra Gentry 2REQUIRED CERTIFICATION:

Current certificate in Food Safety OR the ability to obtain this certificate within the probationary period while on paid work time. (e.g. ServSafe Food Handler certificate or ServSafe Manager certificate; National Registry of Food Safety Professionals Food Handler certificate or Food Safety Manager certificate; Prometric Certified Professional Food Manager) 

How to Apply

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Job ID Locations of openings Job Title Close Date
69414 MCF - Moose Lake Food Production Lead (Cook Coordinator) open until filled
71567 MCF - Rush City Food Production Lead (Cook Coordinator) open until filled
66366 MCF - Stillwater Food Production Lead (Cook Coordinator) open until filled
67887 MCF - Stillwater Food Production Lead (Cook Coordinator) open until filled

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Staff Testimonial

Brian EricksonMy name is Brian Erickson and I’m the Food Services Supervisor at MCF-Moose Lake. What amazes me about working in Food Services in a correctional setting is the amount of teamwork it takes to provide hundreds or even thousands of meals each day. This is only accomplished by our staff and incarcerated individuals working together in

 the kitchen. Teamwork is a critical life skill which transfers over to any position, whether in the prison system or in the community. 

Working in Food Services, we are teaching people with time to serve the life-long skills of safely preparing food and cooking for themselves and others. Upon release back into the community, they can cook for their families and teach their children these skills as well. They will even be positioned to find employment in the food service industry.  

I started with the DOC as a Cook Coordinator in 2010 and found the skills and experiences I previously gained working in smaller food service operations seamlessly transferred over to the large-scale production occurring in our prison facility. My career path continued as I later promoted to Chief Cook and then Food Services Supervisor. The DOC offers a wide variety of promotional opportunities, training, and the medical and retirement benefits are excellent. Since working with the DOC, I have realized just how important those benefits really are, both for me and my family. 

I encourage anyone looking for kitchen careers that give back to our communities to apply for our Cook Coordinator position at any facility around the state. Each day you will help people change their lives and you will have a positive impact on our state.

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