Soup Kitchen Cook (Part-Time)

The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area Long Island City, NY

About the Job

Overview Under the supervision of the Corps Officers, the cook is primarily responsible for preparing and serving all food in the center and for maintaining the kitchen in a sanitary and efficient condition. Additionally, the cook is responsible for the supervision and training of other staff or volunteers assigned to kitchen. Responsibilities + Follow individual work schedule provided be the Corps Officer + Cooperates in total staff effort designed to improve the center’s services. + Participates in periodic individual conferences and regular staff meetings as scheduled by the Corps Officer. + Maintaining NYC/ State required sanitary practices within the work space. + Responsible in maintaining all kitchen equipment within good working condition as well as reporting any needs, discrepancies, or failed equipment to Corps Officer. + Responsible for storing and supervision of storage of all food and household supplies + Other related duties, as assigned, consistent with the above. Qualifications + High School Diploma or Equivalent. + NYC Department of Health Certificate/ Food Handlers License. + Minimum of 5years kitchen/ cooking experience in residential shelter/ facility. + Experience in nutritious menu preparation, inventory, and food purchase. + Knowledge and experience in operating commercial equipment. + Two or more years of experience in food preparation (preferable in large quantities), dishwashing and housekeeping. + Ability to read and write in order to follow written menus, recipes, and work schedules. + Ability to keep simple inventory of supplies on hand as needed. + Must be able to prepare a variety of menus in accordance with nutritional guidelines as stated by the City of New York. + Must present a friendly and cheerful disposition and have the ability to maintain a cooperative relationship with other staff, clients, volunteers, and visitors within the Corps. + Ability to maintain sanitary work and personal habits. + Ability to lift 25-50 lbs. + Annual PPD and physical examination required after employment. + SafeServ Food Handlers Certification required upon or within 3 months of employment. Job ID2017-3470 CategoryFood Services Compensation MinUSD $10.50/Hr. Compensation MaxUSD $13.00/Hr. TypeRegular Part-Time