Details for Senior Connect is hiring center cook

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Senior Connect, the non-profit responsible for delivering Meals on Wheels in Kaufman County, is hiring. Please email businessoffice@nohungrysenior.org for an application

 

CENTER COOK - PRN

Job Purpose

                The cook is responsible for following agency recipes in preparing meals for clients.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare or direct preparation of all foods indicated on approved menus following standardized recipes and methods of preparation
  • Requisition of food and supplies for daily needs
  • Assist in maintaining inventory for ordering raw food and food service supplies
  • Insure all food stock is marked, dated and rotated properly
  • Schedule food preparation so that items do not sit for long periods of time before serving
  • Estimate food requirements and control serving portions, eliminating waste and leftovers
  • Check equipment and cooking area frequently to insure safety and sanitation requirements are maintained
  • Clean and oversee cleaning of kitchen and dining area and equipment to include oven, vent-a-hood, freezer, refrigerator, shelves, walls, drawers, meals-on-wheels coolers, steam tables, pantry, storage rooms
  • Check and records temperature of food prior to serving
  • Check and records temperature in freezer and refrigerator daily
  • Prepare a sample meal daily, date lid, and freeze; keep sample meals rotated
  • Package or oversee packaging of food for home delivery
  • Serve congregate meals
  • Attend all cook’s meetings
  • Prepare route sheet for home delivery in absence of site director
  • Oversee meal pick up by volunteers and assure delivery in absence of center director
  • Record meal count on posting sheets in absence of site director
  • Other duties as assigned or needed

Qualifications

  • A current and valid Texas driver’s license and access to a vehicle if van is inoperable or unavailable
  • Must maintain driving record in good standing
  • Ability to read and interpret maps and schedules
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Must have knowledge of basic kitchen and food preparation procedures
  • Must have knowledge of health standards of food safety and kitchen sanitation
  • Must have knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment and materials usage
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds with minimal effort following required safety guidelines
  • Possess and exhibit high standards of personal cleanliness and hygiene (wear clean apron; wear hairnet/caps)
  • Must be able to work with other staff, supervisors and suppliers
  • Job will require working under stress when confronted with emergency situations in which working with speed is essential

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