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.
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
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.
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
6 months’ food service or kitchen experience
1 year experience in food services industry
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.