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Cook (Queens)  Jamaica, NY  : 11/1/2022
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The Head Cook is responsible for the preparation of all meals served at the Bronx River Senior Center, overseeing meal distribution, and the maintenance of the kitchen.  He/She provides supervision to the Assistant Cook, kitchen aides, and volunteers and consults with the Director of Nutrition Services.  The salary is $15.00-20.00/Hr

  • Responsible for the preparation and distribution of approximately 200 congregate meals (60 breakfasts, 140 lunches) on a daily basis.
  • Maintains compliance with all guidelines and procedures regarding food service as set forth by the Department for the Aging and the Department of Health
  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate food temperatures, portion sizes, and proper utilization of all food provisions, supplies and equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary kitchen in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Department for the Aging and the Department of Health.
  • Supervises the Assistant Cook and all food service volunteers, delegating responsibilities accordingly. 
  • In conjunction with the Center"s Menu Committee, Center Director, and the Director of Nutrition Services, develops monthly menu with planned meals representing the cultural diversity of the Center"s senior population.
  • Works with the Center Director in developing supply orders and maintaining inventory of all food service related items.
  • Participates in monthly Menu Committee Meetings.
  • Attends trainings as deemed appropriate by the Center Director.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Center Director, Director of Nutrition Services or Director of Senior Services Programs.
Requirements & Qualifications
  • Must be fully vaccinated against covid-19
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Certification in food preparation is mandatory. 
  • Must have the ability to fully communicate in English.  
  • Have 2 years" experience preparing meals for large groups such as in restaurants, catering halls, or congregate setting.  
  • Must be in good health, have the ability to stand long hours and be able to lift heavy objects. 

*Acacia Network is an equal opportunity employer*

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