SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Performs routine duties related to serving food and beverages, as well as clearing dishes and cleaning. May operate dishwasher or assist with washing dishes, glassware, silverware, utensils, pots, pans, etc. Collects and disposes of garbage left at tables. May assist with stocking food inventory and with light cooking.
Review menus and production sheets to determine type and quantities of meats, vegetables, sauces, soups, casseroles, breakfast foods and desserts to be prepared. Plan cooking schedule to ensure foods will be ready at specified times. Prepare food items for cooking by washing, trimming and seasoning. Prepare pre-preparation items according to production. Assures adherence to CACFP requirements for food preparation, service, and menu planning. Attends required training and maintains up-to-date knowledge of CACFP rules.
Measure and mix ingredients according to recipes and proper cooking standards. Use a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment, including scales, mixers, grinders and slicers to prepare menu items. Bake, roast, broil, steam and fry meats, fish, vegetables and other foods. Observe and taste food being cooked and add ingredients or seasonings to improve flavor and texture. Portion food correctly onto patient/guest tray as required.
·Sanitation and Conservation
Complete production records for quantifies prepared and record waste. Conserve and properly use leftovers and leftover raw materials. Handle food in a sanitary manner; maintain food at temperatures above 140 or below 41 degrees. Complete temperature logs according to established times on a regular basis.
Assume responsibility for proper methods of safety and cleanliness. Maintain specified procedures of cleanliness, personal hygiene and storage to ensure safe food production in accordance to Department of Health standards. Attend required monthly in-services. Comply with Infection Control policies and procedures.
Demonstrate effective customer service to fellow employees, customers, managers and visitors. Follow CARES standards at all times. Performs other duties s assigned.
· High school diploma or equivalent
· 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.