Cook - Part- Time
Volunteers of America - Greater New York - Elizabeth, NJ

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THIS IS A PAID POSITION!

The Cook is responsible for the planning and preparation of meals for the client population. Assists the food service manager in the overall operation of food services where applicable.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High School diploma or GED. Six months experience in menu planning and preparation of bulk quantities of food. Position requires a food handler certificate within six months of employment.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare bulk quantities of food, maintain portion control and arrange food in an appetizing manner.
  • Assist in the planning of menus.
  • Assist in maintaining sanitary conditions and compliance with applicable health department rules and regulations including certificates for food handlers.
  • Assist in the inventory of foodstuffs, utensils and supplies.
  • Confirm that food delivery invoices are accurate.
  • Supervise and train clients in food preparation in applicable programs.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • EFFECT ON END RESULTS:

  • Food served is of good quality and high nutritional value.
  • Menus are well planned ensuring a variety of foods and well-balanced nutrition.
  • Department is clean and sanitary and complies with health department rules and regulations.
  • Adequate stock exists for the preparation of meals and inventory records are in compliance with the agency’s quality control system.
  • Delivery invoices match monthly statements.
  • Clients receive valuable training in food preparation.
  • Related duties are performed completely, accurately and on time.
  • CLOSING STATEMENT: