QUALIFICATIONS: Must have at least six months food handling experience in a food establishment. Must be able to read, write, and understand written and oral instructions and do simple tasks that are easily learned. Must be able to follow oral instructions, be able to use hand tools for cleaning, operate simple machines. Must be skilled in doing tasks with several steps and must use judgment in sequencing tasks. Must know food-handling techniques to meet sanitation and safety standards. Physical Efforts: Must be physically able to lift or move objects weighing up to 40 pounds. Must be able to continuously stand, walk and bend, frequently stop, reach, push and pull and bend for long periods of time. Must be able to obtain a Food Handlers Certificate, and successfully complete a National Agency Check, State Criminal History Check, and Installation Records Check. Must be 18 years of age.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Secures vegetable and fruits, washes, peels, slices, seeds, or mashes and delivers to the classrooms. Can assist in the preparation of food items such as sandwiches, casseroles, or salads. Prepares uncooked food items such as sandwich spreads, orange slices and jello. Follows recipe cards to prepare simple dishes such as macaroni & cheese, and pigs-in-a-blanket. Assists the cook in measuring, weighing, and assembling ingredients according to standardized recipes. In the absence of the cook, would be required to do cooking, ordering, and pick-up food items from the commissary.
2. Assists with placing cooked food into serving bowls, covering and placing on food carts which will be walked to each classroom at meal times.
3. Operates, breaks down, and cleans all equipment for food preparation (worktables, sinks, refrigerators, freezers, carts, and other work surface areas). Separates food waste and trash from dishes, glasses, and silverware in dishwashing area. Sink washes dishes, loads and operates dishwasher, stores clean dishes, glasses, and silverware. Sweeps and mops kitchen floors, cleans walls and sanitizes and cleans trashcans. Also performs heavy duty cleaning tasks such as under and behind kitchen equipment. May assist in unloading food from delivery trucks. Assists with dating and rotating kitchen food stock. Collects and transfers trash form work area to disposal area. Sets up glasses, silverware, dishes, napkins, and condiments on carts and delivers food to children’s classrooms. Removes dishes and trash from the carts and washes dishes after each meal service.