Cook Helper/Assistant

Potomac Job Corps Center
Washington, DC
Apr 20, 2017
Apr 21, 2017
Food Service, Cook
Full Time
Job Summary: Assists the cook and Chef Manager in preparing, serving, and sanitation of the dining facility, equipment, and surfaces. Duties: . Responsible for the set up and breakdown of serving line. . Responsible to help keep the dining and kitchen area clean and organized. . Notify staff of items that need to be replenished and restocked. . Responsible for helping to rotate perishable items at the end of the shift, to help ensure fresh product. . Responsible for serving students, staff, and guests in a pleasant, efficient, courteous and professional manner. . Responsible for assisting with dishes when necessary. . Responsible for the changing and emptying of trash receptacles. . Responsible for coming to work neat and clean and in proper attire. . Be familiar with the communication system in the event of an emergency. . Responsible for assisting with some programming and activity events when required. . Assists workers engaged in preparing foods by performing any combination of duties to include washing, peeling, cutting, and seeding vegetables and fruits. . Cleans, cuts, and grinds meats, poultry, and seafood. . Dips food items in crumbs, flour, and batter to bread them. . Stirs and strains soups and sauces. Weighs or measures designated ingredients. . Carries pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from work stations, stove, and refrigerator. . Stores foods in designated areas, utilizing knowledge of temperature requirements and food spoilage. . Clean kitchen and commons area(s), equipment and utensils, segregates and removes garbage, and steam-cleans or hoses garbage containers. . Distributes supplies, utensils, and portable equipment, using hand truck. . Assists in inventory of expendable and non-expendable supplies and materials. . Operate kitchen equipment including dishwasher, slicer, mixer, etc. . Know and follow all safety and sanitary rules and regulations related to food handling. . Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulation, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures. . Models, mentors, and monitors appropriate career success skills. . Participation in PRH mandated staff training is mandatory. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. . Performs other duties as assigned within the individual's scope and capabilities. Qualifications and Experience: High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) and three months related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in food service strongly preferred. NRA Food Service Sanitation or equivalent/Serve Safe and valid driver's license required