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  • Food Service Aide

    The Salvation Army
    Job Description
    Job Code  –  Title:
    Food Services – Aide
    Volunteer Name:
    Shelter – Food Services
    Fayetteville / Sandhills NC
    Job Family:
    Food Services
    Reports to: Emergency Food Serv – Kitchen Supervisor
    Direct Reports: Kitchen Supervisor, Cook Revision Date: 1/21/2019
    Job Summary:
    Cooks and serves nutritional meals and snacks in accordance with established guidelines and schedules; ensures  all meals are prepared and served in a safe and presentable manner; cleans kitchen facilities, equipment and appliances; maintains inventory of kitchen supplies and food in a neat and orderly manner. 
    Essential Functions:
    This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.
    Plans menus, cleans, cooks, and prepares a variety of foods and beverages utilizing kitchen equipment, utensils and supplies in accordance with acceptable and economical cooking methods.
    Ensures that enough food is prepared based on the number of people to be served and that food is prepared in a timely manner as scheduled.
    Serves food and beverages in a presentable manner; prepares plates for infants or persons requiring additional assistance.
    Maintains proper supply and orderliness of kitchen stock inventory in order to meet the needs of the kitchen; places food purchase orders after supervisory approval.
    Plans, directs and supervises the work of assigned staff, trains and instructs employees in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established policies and procedures; completes performance evaluations and assists with the interview process.
    Assists with the preparation of a departmental budget and responsible for administering the departmental budget.
    Cleans tables, chairs, floors, dishes, utensils, and kitchen appliances. 
    Maintains a high degree of cleanliness in the kitchen and dining room; ensures that all meals are prepared in a safe manner; ensures all kitchen personnel practice proper personal hygiene; ensures compliance with health regulations.
    Stores, refrigerates and freezes foods in a safe and economical manner; monitors expiration dates on all foods ensuring proper disposal of food with expired dates.
    Washes, dries, and stores pots, pans, plates, glasses, cups, bowls, and utensils.
    Sweeps and mops kitchen and vacuums dining room floors; empties trashcans.
    Cleans refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, coffee makers, stoves, and ovens.
    Assist with preparing statistical records of meals serviced and the tracking of food invoices.  Assist to maintain, and update reports as required. 
    Other Responsibilities:
    Assists with seasonal program events as needed.
    Performs other duties as assigned
    Materials and Equipment:
    General Food Service Tools                   General Kitchen Equipment                   Stoves / Ovens
    Freezers / Coolers / Refrigerators
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    Knowledge of proper cooking methods and procedures.
    Knowledge of effective cleaning and sanitizing practices including proper safety precautions.
    Knowledge of acceptable food storage and cleaning techniques.
    Ability to cook nutritional, tasteful and safe food for large groups in a timely manner.
    Ability to properly clean kitchen appliances and utensils.
    Ability to follow instructions and work independently.
    Ability to motivate, lead, supervise and evaluate subordinate staff and volunteers.
    Education and Experience:
    High school diploma or G.E.D
    Any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
    Valid State Driver’s License
    Food Manager’s Certificate (or ability to obtain within established timeframe)
    Physical Requirements:
    Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language effectively.
    Ability to cook, taste and smell food.
    Ability to perform continuous walking, stooping, standing, and some climbing.
    Duties are performed standing and requires squatting, climbing, bending and walking.   Any of the preceding duties may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of sitting.
    Extensive amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting and carrying heavy objects (up to 100 lbs.) frequently.
    Working Conditions:
    Work is performed in a residential facility where there are occasional physical discomforts associated with changes in weather, breakdown of facility equipment, or discomforts associated with noise, dust, dirt and the like; but may include other discomforts associated with the Shelter environment.
    Statement of Purpose:
    This document provides descriptive information about the above Salvation Army position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion. The Salvation Army reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.
    All volunteers recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
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