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Lead Food Service Worker

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Job Description

SUMMARY

 

The Lead Food Service Worker has overall responsibility for the preparation and serving of meals for all transitional housing residents, and maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the kitchen and cafeteria.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

1.         Meal Planning and Preparation                                               (Wtd.___%)

  • Oversee the preparation of meals that are healthy and portioned controlled.

  • Ensure menus are posted weekly, and are approved at least annually by a registered dietitian. 

  • Maintain daily meal count.

  • Develop menu planning and manage adherence to the menu.

  • Prepare meals for special events when necessary.

     

    2.         Food Ordering and Inventory Control                                   (Wtd.____%)

  • Follow food-ordering process to support menu.

  • Maintain inventory control of food items.

     

    3.         Compliance of Health and Safety Procedures                        (Wtd.___%)

  • Maintain cleanliness of kitchen and cafeteria area per health codes; ensure daily and weekly cleaning procedures are followed as outlined in the Operations Manual.

  • Maintain a daily temperature log, reporting to the Lead Maintenance Worker or Veterans Services Manager any time the refrigerator temperature rises above 40 degrees or the freezer temperature rises above 10 degrees.

  • Comply with and enforce regulations and requirements as outlined in Volunteers of America’s policies and procedures.  This includes ensuring that all food service workers wear a hair net; wash hands and wear plastic gloves when handling food;

  • prepare and store food as outlined in the Operations Manual.

     

    EFFECT ON END RESULTS: 

     

  • Nutritious meals that adhere to an approved menu will be prepared and served in a sanitary, efficient and timely manner.

  • The kitchen and dining room areas will be maintained to meet all applicable regulatory codes and VOA policies and procedures at all times.

  • All program participants will be treated with dignity and respect.

  • A positive public image for Volunteers of America will be maintained.

     

    ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

     

  •    Participate in meetings and required training.

  •    Other duties as assigned.

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  None

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed 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 Diploma or equivalent with one year experience in a related field preferred.  Ability to prepare and serve portion controlled nutritious meals and maintain cleanliness and inventory.

 LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Must read and write legibly.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
None designated.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Skills and ability to operate a computer and to use Word Perfect and company software. Skills and ability to organize and prioritize work. Skills and ability to meet deadlines and operate office equipment.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Standing and walking throughout the day.  May be required to lift up to 25 pounds. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Some exposure to violence from uncooperative clients.  

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $9.00 - $10.00 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Hospitality - Hotel, Restaurant - Food Service
Education High School
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Industry Food
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID FT.COOK.001
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Lead Food Service Worker


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