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Cook

Company: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Location: Taylor
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionScope:Responsible for preparation/distribution of nutritious meals for the Early Childhood Services programs - Head Start and Early Head Start. Essential Functions

  • Follow all local and state food safety and sanitation guidelines.
  • Obtain necessary head counts to help prepare and distribute food effectively.
  • Complete inventory and food orders in a timely manner.
  • Keep classrooms and kitchen stocked with materials needed for food preparation. Distribute and collect used materials for cleaning, sanitation and restocking in a timely manner.
  • Prepare food using standardize recipes. in a timely manner to facilitate family style meal service.
  • Work with CHDS Specialist – Nutrition, Food Aide, and Classroom staff to ensure the nutritional needs of all children with food allergies or preferences.
  • Take part in menu planning and Allergy Health Care plan meetings.
  • Keep kitchen clean and well maintained and notify appropriate staff of any needed repairs.
  • Execute other specific tasks as assigned: some of which are continuing while others are occasional in nature.
  • Maintain a positive attitude towards assigned work, clients, and staff, and a willingness to work with others.
  • Perform work in a professional manner that upholds Wayne Metro's policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Work EnvironmentFood Service Operator: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This job operates in a kitchen environment, housed with equipment such as an oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, and chef's knives. The employee is frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire and noise. The employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing 50 pounds or less. The position requires manual dexterity; auditory and visual skills; and the ability to follow written and oral instructions and procedures. Minimum Qualifications:
    • High school diploma/general education degree (GED) OR a minimum of two years of experience in a related field OR a combination of education and experience that is similarly equivalent.
    • Current food handler's card and physical/TB test.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with, staff and other adults.
    • Willingness to assist with the preparation/distribution of breakfast, lunch and snack.
    • Ability to participate in menu planning, CHDS team meetings and all staff meetings and trainings.
    • Good interpersonal and professional skills including but not limited to professional appearance, tact, punctuality, and dependability.
    • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision. Minimum Competencies:
      • Working knowledge of basic internet applications and programs including Google technology and Microsoft Office Word and Excel. The ability to learn and utilize the necessary programs for this position.
      • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.
      • Good interpersonal and professional skills including but not limited to professional appearance, tact, punctuality, and dependability.
      • Ability to provide services for those persons facing economic, social, health, age, and educational barriers.
      • Ability to work independently or in a team environment (as deemed necessary).
      • Perform work in a manner that upholds Wayne Metro policies and procedures. Licensing and Other Requirements:
        • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Travel Requirements:
          • Ability to travel to various sites. Work Hours: Work to be scheduled Monday through Friday with specific hours to be determined by program needs. Other DutiesPlease note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, Taylor , Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Taylor, Michigan

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