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Job Title: UPK Cook/Cook Helper
Date Posted: 07/02/2014
Location: New York, New York
Division: Greater New York
Department: New York Temple Corps
Category: Food Services
Description:

General Summary:



Under the supervision of the UPK center director, the cook is primary responsible for preparing and serving all food in the center and for maintaining the kitchen in a sanitary and efficient condition. Additionally, the cook is responsible for the supervision and training of other staff assigned to kitchen or food service responsibilities.



Responsibilities:




  • Follow individual work schedule provided by the director to indicate specific responsibilities and the time scheduled for them.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationship with other staff, children, parents and visitors to the center.

  • Cooperates in total staff effort designed to improve the center’s services.

  • Participates in periodic individual conferences and regular staff meetings as scheduled by the Director.

  • As a means of promoting staff unity and providing opportunities for information exchange, participation in staff parties and attendance to parents meeting are also encouraged but not required.

  • Prepare, cook and serve food according to CACFP recommended practices/standards.

  • Follow weekly menus made in consultation with the director. Confer with director when menu changes are indicated, i.e., necessary substitution or the use of leftovers.

  • Apportionment of food for children’s groups according to need.

  • Make local food purchase when necessary.

  • Wash dishes and utensils according to sanitary practices.

  • Keep kitchen and storeroom in clean, sanitary and orderly condition, i.e., range, sink, refrigeration, cupboards.

  • Keep kitchen equipment and utensils in good condition.

  • Place kitchen garbage in designated covered receptacle.

  • In the absence of a helper, the cook shall wash dishtowels and truck covers.

  • Keep simple inventory of food and household supplies on hand as needed.

  • Inform director of needed food supplies, repairs, and replacement of kitchen equipment and utensils.

  • Be responsible for storing or for supervising the storage of all food and household supplies.


Requirements:

Qualifications




  • Previous related experience in food preparation (preferably in large quantities), dishwashing and housekeeping.

  • Food Handler’s Certificate

  • High School graduate or High School Equivalency diploma



Anyone interested in applying should send their resume to Lt. Olivia Munn at: Olivia.Munn@use.salvationarmy.org


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