Employment

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Lead Cook - Job Description

Job Title: Cook Lead, Full Time

Department: Nutrition Department

Reports to: Kitchen Manager/Chef

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt (eligible for overtime)

Supervises: Yes

Created / Updated: December, 2015/July 2019

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Cook Lead position is part of the Food Service team that provides healthy, quality meals to home delivered clients and congregate sites. This position is responsible for meal production, menu compliance, daily operation and safety and sanitation. The Cook Lead assists the Kitchen Manager/Chef with supervision of kitchen.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, collect, organize food and commodities for menus.
  • Prioritize menus, recipes and task sheets.
  • Read recipes and menus, to carry out food production on a daily basis.
  • Plan and organize logical work sequences within time constraints.
  • Communicate effectively and work cooperatively with other staff members of the kitchen team
  • Demonstrate a high standard of personal hygiene.
  • Ensure assigned staff adherence to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures, correcting errors or problems.
  • Provide performance appraisals and enforce systems, policies and procedures.
  • Provide team members with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems.
  • Assist when Kitchen Manager/Chef is off or unavailable.
  • Ensure high standards of sanitation and cleanliness are maintained throughout kitchen area
  • Leadership – Maintain a positive, upbeat role, promote and exemplify Center values and represent departmental objectives and interests to internal and external customers.
  • Customer Service –Respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner.
  • Teamwork - Develop and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers
  • Safety – Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Center.
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Degree or G.E.D. Certificate
  • BA/BS in Foodservice or Culinary Management Preferred or
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in Culinary Industry
  • One year of supervisory experience preferred

 

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Able to supervise assigned staff, food preparation, service and cleanup
  • Able to make decisions and solve practical problems
  • Able to read, implement, and/or improvise recipes, instructions formulas or processing charts
  • Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from co-workers and volunteers
  • Able to calculate figures and amounts such as addition and subtraction
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and balance a fluctuating workload
  • Able to work and communicate well with others (written and verbal)
  • Self-motivated – keeping the organization’s needs at top of mind
  • Able to routinely demonstrate responsible behavior
  • Knowledge of safe food handling practices
  • Knowledge and application of safe sanitation, health & safety and safe food practices
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • ServSafe Certification

Kitchen Assistant I - Job Description

Job Title: Kitchen Assistant 1, <Full-time or Part-time>

Department: Nutrition Department

Reports to: Kitchen Manager/Cook Lead

FLSA Classification: Non-exempt (eligible for overtime)

Supervises: No

Created / Updated: December, 2015/July, 2019

POSITION OVERVIEW

This position is part of the Food Service team providing healthy, quality meals to Meals on Wheels clients and congregants sites. Responsible for properly washing pots, pans and dishes and ensuring a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained throughout the kitchen. The mission of the Mizell Senior Center is to enhance the lives and welfare of adults who live in or visit our community.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Wash pots, plates, and containers; scrub pots and pans.
  • Clean out dishwasher after each run.
  • Ensure that all surfaces and equipment are clean and sanitized.
  • Maintain required documentation logs updated.
  • Assist the cook in preparing or serving of service or production food.
  • Keep your work area clean and organized at all times.
  • Report any unsafe or damaged equipment immediately.
  • Empty garbage whenever necessary.
  • Assist with maintaining and cleaning matts and/or garbage area.
  • Keep kitchen floor and surrounding area clean and free of debris and use “Caution” sign when floor is wet.
  • Participate in staff meetings and required staff training.
  • Maintain a positive, upbeat, promote, and exemplify Center values.
  • Respond to internal/external customer needs in a friendly, timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintain and promote teamwork and cooperation among co-workers.
  • Comply with established safe work practices and attend to all safety-related training provided or made available by the Center
  • Other duties as assigned

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High School Certificate or G.E.D.

 

Required Technical / Other Skills and Abilities

  • Has a passion for service
  • Able and wants to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and balance a fluctuating workload
  • Self-motivated – keeping the organization’s needs at top of mind
  • Able to routinely demonstrate responsible behavior
  • Knowledge of safe food handling practices
  • Knowledge and application of safe sanitation, health & safety and safe food practices
  • Able to be patient and dependable
  • Able to have access to dependable transportation
  • Able to lift and carry thirty (30) pounds and stand in one place for several hours
  • Able to perform assigned tasks
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to pass criminal background check

Required Licenses/Certifications

  • Current Food Handler’s Card