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Lead Cook

St. Petersburg, FL | Full Time
17 Days Ago

Job Description

Description

 MISSION STATEMENT: To be a beacon of light by transforming lives in the Vincentian spirit of charity, justice, and mercy through interpersonal connectivity. SUMMARY: The Sous Chef assists the Executive Chef in the management of the day-to-day operations of the Food Center, which prepares and serves three free meals a day, 365-days a year, to the hungry and homeless, and caters meals to the clients of the Center of Hope. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed.  Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as required. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at this time)

  • Day-to-day supervision of the Food Center personnel and tutoring them in various aspects of food preparation and service.
  • Assist the Executive Chef in developing menus.
  • Comply with all standards and regulations regarding food service established by federal, state, county, and local agencies.
  • Work closely with the various church groups that provide clients' evening meals.
  • Assist the Executive Chef with purchasing of goods.
  • Supervise cooks and volunteers in the preparation and serving of meals.
  • Help fulfill food vouchers for needy clients referred by the District Office and St. Vincent de Paul CARES Conferences.
  • Assist the Executive Chef in the inventory of food and supplies to assure that the freezers and pantries are amply stocked.
  • Assist the Executive Chef in complying with all standards and regulations regarding food service established by federal, state, county, and local agencies.
  • Supervise the rotation of perishable foods on a "first-in-first-out" basis.
  • Assist the Executive Chef in tracking and weighing all food donations for reporting purposes.
  • Supervise the kitchen staff in the orderly storage of all purchased and donated food and supplies.
  • Oversee the daily cleanup of the kitchen and the Dining Room.

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complies with all applicable training requirements.
  • Complies with all company safety, personnel, and operational policies and procedures.
  • Complies with work schedule to ensure effective operations of Agency programs.
  • Contributes positively as a member of a productive and cooperative team.
  • Performs other duties as necessary to fulfill the St. Vincent de Paul CARES. Mission.

Employee Benefits: 

  • 95% Employer paid Employee only coverage (zero ded, $10 co pay plan) 
  • 10k Employer-paid Basic Life insurance 
  • 120 hrs PTO accrued biweekly starting at day 1 of employment 
  • 13 Paid Holidays to include Employee’s birthday and Date of Hire 
  • We also have various retention and referral bonuses 
  • 2 weeks paid training to include DEI initiatives 
  • Flexible schedules in most positions 
  • 3% Employer match after 6 months 
  • We also offer Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital, ID Shield, Legal Shield, Additional Life, FSA Medical, and FSA Dependent Care 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.)  

  • Able to speak, write and understand English.
  • Possess basic computer skills.
  • Must be sensitive to and respect cultural diversity amongst clients, staff, and volunteers and able to work with diverse racial, ethnic and economic groups.
  • Flexible work schedule including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Ability to set appropriate limits, work under deadlines and multi-task
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, self-motivate, and deliver results
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Possess strong work ethics
  • Successfully pass Law Enforcement background screening.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license if driving an agency vehicle or a personal vehicle for company business
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Participate in Agency Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) program and Accreditation/ Reaccreditation process
  • Mission-driven attitude supplemented with integrity and passion
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards, personally and professionally
  • A high level of openness and willingness to receive feedback/suggestions from superiors and others, and to learn new skills to improve job performance
  • Evidence of deep alignment with the St. Vincent de Paul CARES Mission and Values

ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.)  Ability to multi-task EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: (Pending on position and if prior to hire is approved by Chief Executive Officer, a comparable amount of training, education or experience may be substituted for the minimum education qualifications)This position requires a high school diploma or GED with some Culinary Arts training in basic food service, safety, proper use of kitchen equipment, dish room standards, proper handling of raw products, and food storage

  • 2 to 3-years’ experience in a restaurant, catering service, or institution
  • Manager ServSafe certified

GENERAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation can be made, if appropriate, to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of job. Working in an office/site requires prolonged sitting at the computer workstation, standing, bending, reaching, lifting up to 40 lbs. and some driving. Requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate standard office machines such as computers, fax machines, calculators, telephones, and other office equipment. It is also required to regularly sit, speak, and listen, the employee is also required to walk, use hands and fingers to type, operate equipment, and maintain records and notes. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  MENTAL DEMANDS: Must handle new and diverse work problems on a daily basis. Personal maturity is an important attribute. Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict, and make effective decisions under pressure. Must have the ability to listen objectively to people, perceive the real problem and assist in bringing issues to a successful conclusion. Must relate and interact with, volunteers, clients, contractors, visitors and employees at all levels within the Agency.  WORK ENVIRONMENT: Environment will occasionally become noisy due to equipment operations and interactions among clients and staff. There may be the possibility of being exposed to communicable disease, possible exposure to verbal abuse or similar behavior from residents/clients. On an as needed basis, employees may be called upon to work outside of the established work schedule or work odd hours. All information associated with the Agency is confidential.  St. Vincent de Paul CARES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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