Coordinates all aspects of kitchen operations, including staffing, purchasing, storage, preparation, and service of food. In conjunction with management staff is responsible for hiring, training and managing kitchen support staff. Purchases or requisitions food items, supplies and equipment. Participates in menu planning process. Responsible for food production and apportioning to insure standards of quality and to control food costs. Supervises production of special diet items. Ensures that appropriate standards of sanitation and safety are maintained at all times in the kitchen area to meet all federal, state and local regulations as well as health codes. Promotes the Care Connection mission statement to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experience.
Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Must be able to speak, read, write clearly and understand language of the work location. Must be able to perform mathematical computations for recipe extension, performing inventory, calculating grocery orders and raw food cost. Must have basic understanding of human resource concepts. Must have a basic computer literacy, including Word and Excel.
Experience: Sufficient exposure, generally a minimum of two years in total as a head cook or chef. Must have knowledge of kitchen equipment and procedures, safety and sanitation regulations, knowledge of food and food preparation, and basic human nutrition concepts. Must have an acceptable level of supervisory and organizational skills.
Physical: Moderately heavy physical labor required to ensure the smooth flow of the department operation. Extensive walking. Subject to wet floors, extreme changes in temperature and noise. Must be able to assess and solve most employee and/or departmental situations. Must be able to communicate and understand employees according to their needs and the needs and goals of the department. Must be able to be on feet, working, for long periods of time and have the ability to bend, squat, and reach. Must have ability to lift 25 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Requires use of hands for repetitive motions such as chopping, slicing, operating equipment etc.
Starting Salary: $10.50/hr 40 hr/week
To apply for this job, please email resume and appropriate information firstname.lastname@example.org, mail to Warrensburg Cook Job Opening, Care Connection for Aging Services, P.O. Box 1078, Warrensburg, MO. 64093.