Cook
Volunteers of America Western New York - Binghamton, NY

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Cook

(Binghamton, NY)

Job Summary

To prepare and serve meals that are nutritious and in accordance with the posted approved menu. Maintain an environment that is sanitary and in compliance with all standards set forth by the New York State regulatory agencies, Monroe County Health Department, Child and Adult Care Food Programs, Foodlink, and Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc.

Essential Responsibilities

The Cook plays an integral role in delivering high-quality services and achieving program objectives by:

- Prepare and serve meals according to the posted menu and/or directions of the head cook, in a sanitary atmosphere at designated meal times in accordance with agency policies.

- Assist in the maintaining of a complete food inventory in accordance with regulatory agencies and Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc. requirements and assure that all food is rotated and properly labeled clean up the kitchen and other designated areas, after each meal.

- Maintain cleanliness and proper functioning of kitchen equipment in accordance with regulatory agencies, including the Health Department and Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc. regulations.

- Assist in the preparation and submit a weekly requisition for food stock, assisting in the acquisition of same and the restocking of inventory as it comes into the facility.
- Ensure availability of supplies and food or approved substitutions in adequate time for preparation.
- Treat residents, fellow staff, and supervisors with respect and compassion at all times.

- Other tasks as assigned.

Requirements

Qualifications

- High School diploma or GED required; Associates degree or vocational training in Food Service or related field preferred

- Food Safety certification required

- 1 or more years of previous institutional food service work experience

- Work various shifts, including weekends and holidays

- Must be able to pass all applicable background checks prior to employment

- Valid New York State Driver’s License

- Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Make a difference in a family’s life!

Volunteers of America of Western New York, Inc. is a growing non-profit human services agency that has been serving families and individuals in need for more than 100 years. We are looking for talented individuals who are results-oriented and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for the clients and communities we serve. We provide long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness, addiction, incarceration, and poverty by helping the people we serve overcome obstacles and develop healthier, more self-sufficient lives.