Opportunity to make a difference in our community. Caridad Community Kitchen is looking for a passionate full-time Lead Cook to help support our team.
The Lead Cook is responsible for supporting and assisting the team in all aspects of food production and service, specifically centered around senior meals. The Lead Cook is a working member of the Caridad Community Kitchen team and actively participates in all food production, kitchen safety and sanitation.
An overview of this position includes:
Contract Meal Production: Prepares and executes contract meal production under the direction of the Chef of Contract Meals. Maintains production paperwork including temperature logs, production and inventory tallies, cleaning and sanitation records. Assists in the guidance and supervision of other contract meals staff as directed by the Chef of Contract Meals and/or the Kitchen Operations Manager.
Efficiency and Urgency: Assists in planning production lines that will produce in the most efficient output possible; responsible for assigned production and time goals; assists in ensuring that counts and components are in compliance and correct for the customer or client.
Kitchen and Equipment Maintenance: As part of the team, keeps food and beverage service equipment and supplies operating efficiently by enforcing adherence to operating instructions. Immediately communicates equipment issues or concerns to the Chef of Contract Meal or the Kitchen Operations Manager.
Health and Safety Sanitation: Maintains safe, secure, legal and healthy work environment by following and endorsing sanitation and quality of food safety, health standards and in accordance with established operating procedures; monitors conformance with kitchen inspections; maintains sanitation and legal regulations of the kitchen and all service areas, serves as role model for other staff, students, volunteers and alumni.
Customer Service: Develops and maintains overall satisfaction by cultivating and maintaining professional relationships with staff, students, volunteers, alumni, vendors, customers, agency partners as well as the larger culinary community.
- Anticipation and Proactive Thinking
- Attention to Detail
- Coaching Ability
- Leadership Ability
- Persistence and Perseverance
- Results Oriented
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Minimum of two years of food production and service
- Current ServSafe Manager certification
- Demonstrates strong hard culinary skills – knife work, sauce making, recipe reading and conversion and, understands and has experience with food and beverage activities
- Proven leadership and supervisory skills
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
- Able to use electronic communications efficiently and effectively
CFBSA is committed to providing an environment in which the Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Accountability, Collaboration, Excellence, Innovation, and Social Justice are supported and encouraged.
CFBSA works diligently to maintain a culture of fairness, responsibility, trustworthiness and teamwork to advance our mission: We change lives in the communities we serve by feeding the hungry today and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.
The Community Food Bank is a drug and tobacco free work environment.