Lead Cook_Mens Shelter
Location: Orlando, FL 416 W Colonial Dr. 32804
Serves as a lead worker to kitchen staff by instructing and participating in the planning, preparation, cooking, and presentation of nutritional meals and snacks in accordance with established guidelines and schedules; ensures all meals are prepared and served in a safe and presentable manner; cleans kitchen facilities, equipment, and appliances; maintains inventory of kitchen supplies and food in a neat and orderly manner.Assigns, instructs and monitors work of other cooks and food service workers. Prepares for Women’s Shelter meals as well.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
Assigns, instructs, and monitors work of other cooks and food service workers; ensures meals and snacks are prepared as planned.
Plans menus and recommends purchase of food and supplies necessary for the preparation and serving of nutritional meals.
Ensures all shifts are properly staffed; assumes responsibilities of any Cook or Kitchen Assistant who is absent.
Cleans, cooks, and prepares a variety of foods and beverages utilizing kitchen equipment, utensils, and supplies in accordance with acceptable and economical cooking methods.
Ensures that enough food is prepared based on the number of people to be served and that food is prepared and served in a timely manner as scheduled.
Serves food and beverages in a presentable manner; prepares meals for persons requiring special assistance.
Sets tables with plates, napkins and utensils or sets up buffet line for self-service.
Cleans tables, chairs, floors, dishes, utensils, and kitchen appliances.
Stores, refrigerates, and freezes foods in a safe and economical manner; monitors expiration dates on all foods ensuring proper disposal of food with expired dates.
Prepares snacks and prepares plates of food for people eating after normal serving hours.
Maintains a high degree of cleanliness in the kitchen and dining room; ensures that all meals are prepared in a safe manner; ensures all kitchen personnel practice proper personal hygiene; ensures compliance with health regulations.
Maintains proper supply and orderliness of kitchen stock inventory in order to meet the needs of the kitchen; orders, receives, and processes food purchases; verifies that invoices are accurate and submits for further processing.
Assists in coordinating and carrying-out arrangements for programs and special events.
Supervises volunteers assisting in preparing and serving meals and cleaning of kitchen equipment.
Performs other related work as required.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High School diploma or equivalent,
Three years experience cooking food for large groups with six months experience coordinating the work of other kitchen staff,
any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Food Handler’s certification
Valid State driver’s license may be required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of proper cooking methods and procedures.
Knowledge of meal planning techniques.
Knowledge of acceptable food storage and cleaning techniques.
Ability to assign, instruct, train, and monitor the work of other kitchen staff.
Ability to cook nutritional, tasteful, and safe food for large groups in a timely manner.
Ability to properly clean kitchen appliances and utensils.
Ability to order food and kitchen supplies in an economical manner and to maintain an adequate level of inventory.
Ability to maintain driving ability according to State, DOT, and Salvation Army policies, procedures, and certifications.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES:
Ability to meet attendance requirements.
Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.
Ability to cook, taste, and smell food.
Ability to perform lifting duties.
Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lbs.) materials, supplies, and equipment frequently.
Ability and willingness to work outside normal office hours.
Work some evenings, weekends as directed that are different from normally scheduled work hours, in case of emergencies, disasters, special events, coverage of shortages in staff, etc.
Duties are usually performed by frequent walking and/or standing, kneeling, or squatting relieved by lesser periods of sitting.
Work is performed in a normal kitchen environment where there may be limited physical discomforts associated with working around hot stoves/ovens or cold freezers.
All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:
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Required Education: High School.