Lutheran Social Services of the South Cook in Canyon Lake, Texas

The primary job duty of the Cook is to prep, prepare, and serve meals according to the planned meal schedule and maintain a clean, sanitized, and safe work environment in accordance to Agency policies, licensing standards, and other federal, state, county, and local regulatory requirements.

Essential duties

  • Prep, prepare, and serve planned meals according to proper preparation methods

  • Prepare meals and delivery of meals in accordance to the National School Lunch Program (NSLP); use proper tools and methods to calibrate thermometers prior to the start of meal preparation

  • Ensure the proper amount of food is available for scheduled meal service

  • Assist other kitchen staff with the serving of meals; control portions to eliminate waste and leftovers; properly label, date, and store leftovers

  • Assist the Kitchen Manager with maintaining an appropriate food supply (inventory), making shopping lists and meal planning

  • Ensure the proper rotation of stock supplies

  • Monitor all cooking, storage, and working areas to ensure they are safe and properly sanitized

  • Properly dispose of refuse; assist with the management of maintaining fresh food products

  • Put away and properly store and stock food items and supplies upon delivery

  • Assist with making a shopping list and shopping of needed food items and supplies

  • Strip, wash, and sanitize cooking equipment, dishes, and utensils and per department standards and put away in proper place daily; ensure all kitchen areas, dishes, and related equipment is cleaned and sanitized after each shift; use cleaning products as prescribed and in accordance to safety guidelines

  • Ensure all kitchen and related equipment is cleaned, sanitized, and is good operating condition at all times

  • Report any problems or issues with residents or safety and sanitization concerns to the Kitchen Manager in a timely manner

  • All other duties and special projects as assigned

Working Relationships

  • Under the supervision of the Kitchen Manager ensure operations are effectively and efficiently supporting and meeting the health and nutritional needs of the residents and the program is meeting established goals and objectives

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with management, staff, other departments (programs), volunteers, and vendors to ensure the program is meeting the needs of the residents and the program is providing a quality food service program

  • Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices

Physical Demands & Work Conditions

  • This position requires constant bending, kneeling, twisting, stretching, and reaching, frequent walking, sitting, and standing for long periods of time.

  • Position works in a child facility and will have constant exposure to children

  • Lift, push, pull, move up to 100 lbs.

The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

Minimum qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Current Food Handler’s permit/certification

  • Must be able to work weekends

  • Prior food services or kitchen experience

  • Working knowledge of safety, sanitation, and food handling procedures required by city, state, and county health department regulations

  • Strong written and communication skills

  • Strong people and interpersonal skills with the ability to work diverse groups of people

  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6 months’ food service or kitchen experience

  • 1 year experience in food services industry

ID: 2018-2931

Shift/Hours: 1st Shift, 2nd Shift

External Company Name: Lutheran Social Services of the South

External Company URL: http://www.lsss.org/

Street: 650 Scarborough Rd.