Food Service Worker
Job Description We are seeking part time Food Service Workers to work from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm Thursday through Monday located at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System (CVHCS), 1201 Broad Rock Blvd, Richmond, VA 23249. Responsibilities: Food Preparation . Food preparation shall be carried out using VHA Directive 1439 Food Service Management, VHA Healthy Diet Guidelines, Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015- 2020, Menu Planning Guide and Food Production Guide, FDA Food Code 2017. Duties will be assigned by contractor's supervisor, and contractor is expected to follow assigned duties and local policies and procedures. Food preparation duties may include but are not limited to making toast, coffee, portioning desserts, salads, etc. Service of Food . The contractor shall load patient meal trays into clean and sanitized food cart for each meal during the hours of operations affording all customers the opportunity to be served; perform standard cross panning procedures, maintain proper temperature on serving lines. May serve in long term care dining facilities in a cafeteria style setting. May serve on a tray line, working various stations (main entree, salad/desserts, starter, beverages in the service kitchen. Must be able to portion food items appropriately and read tray tickets or other documentation listing the food items to be served. For period of emergency or power shut down the contractor shall make up box meals, assemble, and pack the box meal components for delivery to patient care units. Subsistence and Material Handling . The contractor may be responsible for restocking and storing subsistence and supplies. Contractor will meet VHA standards for receiving and storage of subsistence. The contractor will follow all local facility policies and procedures, in addition to the handbooks and guidance listed in section 1.1, to complete assigned duties which may include but not be limited to checking for damage and signs of compromised food quality, inspect for signs pests infestation, rotating and putting away stock, removing items from cardboard boxes. Contractor must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. The contractor shall meet all federal mandated subsistence handling procedures in the current FDA Food Code 2017, Supplement and VHA Directive 1439. Table Bussing Service . The contractor shall clear, clean, and sanitize dining room tables, chairs, or benches at a rate sufficient to ensure availability to customers, and replenish dining table items (napkins, salt, pepper, condiments, etc.) so that they are available to all patrons without waiting. Local policies and procedures will be followed. Proper methods for washing and sanitizing surfaces, including tables, will be followed at all times. Sanitation Requirements. The Contractor shall comply with the FDA Food Code 2017, Supplement, VHA Directive 1439, and all local policies and procedures. Housekeeping Services. The contractor shall clean those areas that immediately affect customer service to include appearance of the dining room and main kitchen. Floor Cleaning. The contractor shall clean floors so that no visible dirt or dust remains on floors, floor mats or runners, in corners, behind doors, or underneath furniture and equipment. The contractor shall not place chairs on tables at any time. Spot Floor Cleaning. The contractor shall spot clean floors to remove food spills and debris as they occur. Clean and sanitize dishes, pots, pans, silverware, kitchen and dining areas. Contractor may be responsible for maintaining documentation, such a dish machine temperature logs or sanitizer testing. Waste Management. The contractor shall support the government by complying with VHA recycling program. This requires segregating recyclable cardboard and placement in appropriately labeled container provided by VHA. Contractor may be responsible for collecting trash and recycling in multiple areas and taking items to designated area for disposal. Qualifications: Previous experience in customer service, food service, or other related fields Ability to build rapport with guests Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment Excellent written and verbal communication skills Company Description Staffing Agency located in downtown Washington, DC. We staff for vacancies within the Washington Metropolitan area. The majority of the people we place end up with a permanent position. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.