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Lead Cook

To prepare various meals for the Children’s Center; maintaining the quality and nutritional standards as required.

Kalamazoo, MI

Brief Description

To prepare various meals for the Children’s Center; maintaining the quality and nutritional standards as required.

Department: Children’s Center
Supervisor: Food Service Coordinator
Compensation Range: $15.00+
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday; Typical Business Hours. Occasional evening or weekend work

Job Responsibilities

  1. Under the direction of the Food Service Coordinator, provides nutritious meals meeting the guidelines and requirements of the pre planned menus meeting the requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  2. Maintains a clean working environment, which includes the food preparation and storage areas, in compliance with all regulations.
  3. Helps to clear and wash dishes, pans and cooking utensils.
  4. Receives food products and is responsible for the proper storage of materials.
  5. Consistently follows all guidelines of the Health Department, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the YWCA.
  6. Maintains accurate kitchen logs in compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program and other regulatory requirements.
  7. Safeguards confidential information gained as a result of the position.
  8. Complies with applicable local, state and federal licensing requirements/certification and or regulations.
  9. Complies with Association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse and neglect.
  10. Works cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff and volunteers.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. YWCA location
  2. Off-site location
  3. Potential outdoor events
  4. Sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, some lifting
  5. Frequently required to stand
  6. Frequently required to walk
  7. Frequently required to sit
  8. Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  9. Frequently/Continually required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  10. Frequently/Continually required to talk or hear
  11. Occasionally required to taste or smell
  12. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather)
  13. Continually work near moving mechanical parts
  14. Occasionally work in high, precarious places
  15. Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals
  16. Frequently exposure to outside weather conditions
  17. Occasionally exposure to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)
  18. Occasionally exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials
  19. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet; moderate; loud
  20. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move more than pounds / frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  21. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  22. Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: Mini Bus & Commercial Kitchen Appliances

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  1. Under the direction of the Food Service Coordinator, provides nutritious meals meeting the guidelines and requirements of the pre planned menus meeting the requirements for the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  2. Maintains a clean working environment, which includes the food preparation and storage areas, in compliance with all regulations.
  3. Helps to clear and wash dishes, pans and cooking utensils.
  4. Receives food products and is responsible for the proper storage of materials.
  5. Consistently follows all guidelines of the Health Department, the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the YWCA.
  6. Maintains accurate kitchen logs in compliance with the Child and Adult Care Food Program and other regulatory requirements.
  7. Safeguards confidential information gained as a result of the position.
  8. Complies with applicable local, state and federal licensing requirements/certification and or regulations.
  9. Complies with Association policy regarding required reporting of child abuse and neglect.
  10. Works cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff and volunteers.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Orientation to YWCA Personnel Policies, Mission, Purpose and One Imperative.
  2. Racial Justice Training
  3. Pronoun Training
  4. SafeServe Training
  5. Orientation to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting.
  6. Other appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.

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