Camp Cook
The Salvation Army - Charleston, WV

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Plans, prepares, cooks and serves 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 Kitchen Help.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position summary 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 position summary.

Must follow all Site and Food Service Accreditation Standards set forth by ACA;

Directly responsible for overseeing preparation of food;

Ensures that enough food is prepared based on the number of people to be served and that food is prepared in a timely manner as scheduled;

Prepare and cook food as the menu indicates utilizing frying, boiling, broiling, steaming, roasting of meat, poultry, seafood, fish, vegetables, salads, soups and gravies;

Cleans, cooks, and prepares a variety of foods and beverages utilizing kitchen equipment, utensils, and supplies in accordance with acceptable and economical cooking methods;

Prepares foods including washing and peeling;

Bakes breads, pastries, muffins, etc.;

Serves food and beverages in a presentable manner; prepares plates for infants or persons requiring additional assistance;

Prepares snacks and prepares plates of food for people eating after normal serving hours;

Assigns, instructs, and monitors work of Kitchen Help;

Ensures meals are prepared as planned;

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;

Assist in routine sanitation of the kitchen and related equipment such as clean and maintain all food-preparation and storage areas;

Supervise the cleaning of pre, serving and dining room dishes;

Kitchen must be kept clean and orderly including cleaning of stoves, oven and grill after each meal;

Plans menus and purchases food and supplies necessary for the preparation and serving of nutritional meals;

Works with Associate Camp Director to maintain proper inventory;

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;

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;

Store food and leftovers at proper temperature;

Cook supervisor will give Associate Camp Director the list of items and amounts used for each meal (date each paper).

Participate enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions;

Sit with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed;

Keep personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection;

Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director;

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;

Kitchen Utensils
Food Processor

Required Experience:
Knowledge of current health and safety laws and practices is essential;

Knowledge of and experience in preparation of special dietary foods including vegetarian foods;

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 a economical manner and to maintain an adequate level of inventory.

Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff;

Ability to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques;

Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity;

Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers;

Ability to meet attendance requirements;

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language;

Ability to cook, taste, and smell food.

Some physical requirements of the Cook position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate cooking equipment and activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.

Required Education:
Three years’ experience cooking food for large groups with some experience coordinating the work of other kitchen staff preferred, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CPR and First Aid Certification

Additional Comments:
Camp Dates: June 10, 2013 through August 4, 2013

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.

To apply, please complete our on-line application using the apply button at the bottom of this posting.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

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