Kitchen Advocate

  • Lutheran Scial Svcs Centl Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Jun 10, 2021
Other

Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY:
Responsible for preparation, cooking, and serving of proper portions of entree food items in accordance with planned menus and recipes. Responsible for appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste, and fraud; proper storage of leftover food according to established procedures; and inventory and stock rotation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Ensure meals are appetizing and nutritionally balanced
  • Utilize proper food storage techniques
  • Coordinate and assist volunteer efforts, using a trauma informed approach with resident volunteers.
  • Comply with sanitation procedures of state and facility
  • Ensure a clean and sanitary work area and clean equipment after use
  • Accept, properly log, and store donations including marking date and item
  • Use First In First Out technique for food storage to ensure lack of waste
  • Supports the Mission, Values and Vision of LSS CHOICES and is knowledgeable of client rights and ensures an atmosphere which allows for the respect, dignity and well-being of all clients in a safe, secure environment.
  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved
  • Supports, cooperates with, and implements specific procedures and programs for: Safety, including universal precautions and safe work practices, established fire/safety/disaster plans, risk management, and security, report and/or correct unsafe working conditions, equipment repair and maintenance needs
  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times; clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation.
  • Supports and participates in common teamwork: Cooperates and works together with all co-workers; plan and complete job duties with minimal supervisory direction, including appropriate judgment
  • Completes requirements for in-service training, acceptable attendance, uniform and dress codes including personal hygiene
  • Perform all other duties as assigned
SUPERVISES:
Resident and/or community volunteers

QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION:
Must have high school education or GED
Associates Degree or equivalent work experience required
EXPERIENCE:
Previous food preparation experience required
Experience working with low income, diverse or homeless population preferred

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Ability to work with and for a diverse group of people
  • Ability to plan and organize multiple priorities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to and aptitude for working in a team environment
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Ohio driver's license and the ability to meet LSS insurance standards preferred

Physical Requirements
Rarely
(0-12%)
Occasionally
(12-33%)
Frequently
(34-66%)
Regularly
(67-100%)
Seeing: read reports and use computer

X
Speaking & Hearing: communication with clients and co-workers

X
Standing/Walking

X
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling

X

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling up to 25 lbs

X
Lifting/Pushing/Pulling 25-50 lbs

X

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling 50-100 lbs

X

Lifting/Pushing/Pulling over 100 lbs
X

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: write, type, use phones, etc…

X

Sitting for extended periods of time
X

Working Conditions
Busy shelter environment with regular contact with people experiencing crisis
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