As a member of the Children’s Center team, the Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Multi-Skill Cook in meal planning, preparation and serving within CACFP guidelines.
Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Support the Cook to prepare and serve a variety of hot and cold menu items for children and staff each day (an average of up to 300 meals per day); observe quality and quantity of food served according to established guidelines; assure proper temperature of foods; assure compliance with safety and sanitation requirements.
Support the Cook to determine appropriate quantity of food items for cooking and baking; measure and weigh ingredients; calculate, adjust and extend recipes; maintain high food quality standards including appearance and nutritional requirements.
Support the Cook to purchase groceries, produce, commodities, services, materials and supplies for the food program.
Stock condiments, food items and paper goods; purchase, storage and rotation of supplies in storage areas; assist with daily and periodic inventories as assigned.
Comply with food handling and safety practices and maintain sanitary working conditions. Clean serving counters, tables, food containers, utensils, and other food service equipment.
Wash dishes, maintain a clean environment, serve food as necessary in accordance with CACFP guidelines.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director or Executive Director.
Maintain punctual and consistent attendance.
Required skills and experience:
Ability to lift, bend and carry up to 50 pounds and work standing for up to 8 hours per day
Must pass Servsafe Certification exam
A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day
Must pass the DOJ/FBI/Child Abuse Index ﬁngerprint process
Must pass a pre-employment physical examination and tuberculosis clearance
Show veriﬁcation for the COVID-19, Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) and the Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP) vaccinations
Self-starter, innovative and ability to multitask
Maintains a positive attitude under pressure
Must be knowledgeable on HACCP controls along with proper storage and use of food
Purchasing, food storage and sanitation experience is desired
Exceptional client relations skills
Knowledge of safe and sanitary food handling principles
Conformity to the highest standards of personal integrity and ethical behavior
Working Conditions & Physical Demands
Food service environment. Subject to heat from grills, stovetops and ovens. Exposure to hot foods, liquids, equipment and metal objects; working around knives, slicers or other sharp objects; exposure to cleaning chemicals and fumes. Travel between facilities and/or local vendors as needed.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone; seeing to read a variety of documents; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; walking; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate equipment; intermittent bending, stooping or reaching overhead to retrieve or store materials; occasional lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling of moderately heavy equipment or objects; driving a vehicle to conduct business activities.
Salary range is $16 – $20 per hour. This is a non-exempt, hourly position. In addition to a rewarding career where you help shape children’s futures, IVYP provides a competitive compensation package; including: