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Job Description

Description

Job Summary: Assists in the preparation and service of meals. Responsible for kitchen and dining area sanitation.


Duties:

  • Prepares well-balanced, nutritious meals, which enable them to remain healthy throughout their participation in the program.
  • In collaboration with the food service manager, prepares three meals per day, except on holidays and weekends, when two meals are acceptable. In lieu of the third meal, healthy snacks shall be available to students on weekends and holidays.
  • Meals shall be planned and prepared using a minimum of a 28-day cycle cafeteria menu.
  • Ensures meal service is provided for work-based learning, off-center activities, late arrivals, etc.
  • Ensures food options and nutritional guidelines outlined in company policy and the PRH shall be provided.
  • Ensures all meals and food items meet the dietary needs and desires of a diverse population, including ethnic, vegetarian, and low-fat alternatives.
  • Assists in developing and implementing procedures for ordering, purchasing, receiving, storing, inventorying, and issuing food products that ensure the prevention of fraud and abuse, protection of food and food preparation equipment and areas from contaminants, insects, and rodents, and the safe and sanitary handling and storage of food.
  • Assists in implementing procedures to obtain student input into the planning and evaluation of the content and quality of the meals and service provided to ensure students have input into meal planning and are satisfied with the center food service.
  • Ensures the safety, health, and security of students, staff, and property.
  • Provides quality customer service to the students that we serve at all times.
  • When assigned, completes the cafeteria lock-up checklist daily and is accountable for security in this area.
  • Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulation, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.
  • Models, mentors, and monitors appropriate career success skills.
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the individual’s scope and capabilities.


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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


Education and Experience: High School Diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred. One years’ experience preferred. 


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: NRA Food Service Sanitation or equivalent and ServeSafe Certification preferred. Must obtain ServSafe within 90 days of hire. Valid State Driver’s License.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand and walk; to reach with hands and arms and talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to sit; to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; to taste and to smell. The employee must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level can vary from moderate to loud.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be requested to perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that the job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is also understood that the company reserves the right to change work schedules as required, including overtime.


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