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Assistant Cook/Food Transporter

at Save the Children Federation, Inc. in Monticello, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Description

 

Summary

The Assistant Cook/Food Transporter will assist in ordering, preparing, serving and documenting meals and snacks for children served in the Head Start and/or Early Head Start program, following menus and all phases of kitchen operations including inventory control.

You will contribute to smooth flow of operations in the assigned kitchen, and to the functioning of the kitchen in adherence to health and food safety codes and the strict cleanliness of the kitchen and food service and storage areas, preparing foods for infants and toddlers and/or preschool children following the USDA/CACFP and Head Start tandards. This position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.You will assist in ordering, preparing, serving and documenting meals and snacks, and will be responsible for safely transporting meals to program satellite sites. This position may involve reassignment to various kitchens/centers as deemed necessary for program operations.

As a front-line representative of Save the Children, you are required to ensure the safety and security of children and families that, he/she comes in contact with and represents the agency values of Accountability, Ambition, Collaboration, Creativity and Integrity.

As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with children on a routine basis, you are expected to prevent child abuse in every situation by striving, through mental awareness, good practice and training, to minimize risk to children. The position must take positive steps to protect children who may be a subject of concern and report, respond to any instance of child abuse and promote training and awareness around all child-safeguarding obligations.

What You'll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

Prepares food to meet the needs of children with special needs, restricted diets, medical issues or disabilities; ensures that specifications are met in accordance to Save the Children policies, State Regulations, OHS and CACFP/USDA

Prepares and serves food and assists in any food related activities as directed and menus as approved by registered dietician/nutritionist.

Prepares and serves all meals as planned, paying attention to food presentation and freshness

Assists Head Cook with overseeing full kitchen operations and may supervise volunteer assistants (depending on size of workload)

Assists with maintenance of inventory for food service operations

Assists with the processing and storage of food and food related items as they are delivered

Assists with ensuring that standardized recipes are followed and appropriate quantities of food and serving proportions are prepared and served in accordance with the CACFP meal requirements

Assists with ensuring production books for CACFP and documents are completed accurately on a daily basis

Attends child nutrition meetings and required program meetings.

Receives, inspects and verifies delivery of food, food related items and all kitchen/food inventory in absence of Head cook.

Implements a cost-effective food service program, according to federal, state and local regulations that is a financially successful operation by helping to control food and labor costs

Performs any other relevant duties as assigned by manager

Delivers meals to satellite Head Start Program sites

Keeps in close contact with the site office while in the field

Conducts pre- and post- inspections of vehicle daily

Ensures health and safety standards are followed at all times of deliveries (to and from vehicle and to and from classrooms), by maintaining and monitoring the food temperatures before and after deliveries

Reports any and all accidents or incidents to the supervisor immediately

Provides a clean and safe environment inside and outside of the transporter vehicle

Maintains and follows delivery schedule as set by program management

Assists with maintenance of inventory for food service operations

Assists with the processing and storage of food and food-related items as they are delivered

Helps prepare food to meet the needs of children with special needs, restricted diets, medical issues or disabilities; ensures that specifications are met in accordance to Save the Children policies as well as state and federal regulations

Helps serve all meals as planned, paying attention to food presentation and freshness

Assists with overseeing full kitchen operations

Attends child nutrition meetings and required program meetings.

Receives, inspects and verifies delivery of food, food related items and all... For full info follow application link.

 

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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Job Posting: 3052700

Posted On: Sep 14, 2021

Updated On: Sep 14, 2021