Program Meal Cook

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EMPLOYMENT

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Goodman Community Center

Program Meal Cook

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The primary mission of the Goodman Community Center food service programs is to produce healthy meals for children, youth, parents and older adults. A secondary goal is to teach teens about locally sourced foods, culinary arts and employment training/experiences in the food industry.

This Part-time 25 hour week position supports the execution of menus for youth and adult programs.  Shift is 2pm -7pm  Monday - Friday. Includes paid time off, health, dental, vision. life, EAP, 403(b) and free on-site fitness center membership.  Additional hours available supporting catering and TEENworks. 

Job Description

Program Meal Cook
Part-time 2pm-7pm
Monday-Friday

Job Reports to Program Food Manager Position

Purpose
The primary mission of the Goodman Community Center food service programs is to produce healthy meals for children, youth, parents and older adults. A secondary goal is to teach teens about locally sourced foods, culinary arts and employment training/experiences in the food industry.

This position supports the execution of menus for youth and adult programs.

Responsibilities/Duties/Functions/Tasks

• Assist the Program Food Manager and Lead Program Cook to meet the daily food production needs and deadlines.
• Follow recipes and portion specifications in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, ease of preparation and established procedures and budgetary constraints.
• Execute prep and cleaning lists created by Lead Program Cook and Program Food Manager
• Assist in the delivery of on-site senior, afternoon child & youth program meals.
• Assist in putting away food delivery orders in timely manner.
• Help maintain recipes, production schedules, and other required paperwork for CACFP, SFP and the AR programs through the Department of Public Instruction.

Remain current on all policy and programmatic changes.
• Adhere to and train others on safety, nutrition, food handling, and personal hygiene and sanitation requirements of the Center’s Kitchen & Program policies, licensing and USDA food program guidelines and requirements.
• Teach and mentor teens and support their ongoing success with prompt and constructive feedback.
• Help supervise students and teen employees.
• Help maintain dry storage and refrigeration areas in a clean and organized fashion.
• Help maintain kitchen equipment and cleanliness.
• Support the training of student employees, and volunteers in the safe and proper use of equipment and supplies and required cleaning tasks.
• Follows basic cleaning procedures and proper use of chemicals. Participate in the SDS training. Follow all Safety Data Sheet guidelines.
• Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
• Provide back up support to Catering Chefs as needed.
• Other duties as assigned in support of kitchen services.

Qualifications

• Proficiency and experience in cooking for large numbers.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
• Willingness to accept direction, advice and work as part of a team.
• Basic kitchen measurement and math skills.

Special Position Requirements

• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly.
• Ability to stand, reach and bend for the entire work schedule.
• Even temperament, calm and instructive demeanor.
• Flexible.
• Prompt and dependable.
• ServSafe certified within 90 days of employment.