Are you a creative thinker who looks for innovative new ways to do things? Are you seeking a work environment that is challenging and supportive? Do you want to truly make a difference with your career? Then you might be a great fit for Pressley Ridge.
Under the direction of the Service Manager (and Head Cook where applicable) the cook is responsible for planning, ordering and preparing meals for program youth and staff. The cook will maintain a clean, efficient and safe kitchen environment. The cook should have Knowledge of techniques and methods of quantity food preparation and storage; ability to prepare creative menu plans consistent with federal and state government nutrition guidelines; knowledge of nutritional values in food preparation; skill to estimate food quantities required for menus; skill to plan the preparation of meals for serving at specified meal times; skill to prepare large quantity meals with a minimum of waste; skill to monitor inventory levels and requisition supplies to ensure adequate supply of food stuffs; skill to add, subtract, multiply and divide; basic skill in using a computer; knowledge of basic record keeping.
1. Prepares Meals
The cook will prepare all meals on weekly basis. The cook's responsibilities include: preparing balanced meals that meet daily nutritional requirements; preparing food that is appetizing to both students and staff; setting tables family style; ordering food for weekend meals and holiday meals.
2. Maintains Clean and Organized Kitchen
The cook will ensure that cupboard and counter space are well kept and free of grease, grit, and grime; ensure all equipment is clean and operating effectively; and follow all standards enforced by the Department of Health.
3. Child Nutrition
In cooperation with the other cooks, the cook will participate in the Child Nutrition Program by keeping track of the number of students and staff that are eating meals, completing required paperwork and keeping documents in order and up to date, and working with other cooks in the preparing and applying for government commodities that are available.
The cook will order food and supplies from various distributors while staying within the allotted budget and maintain invoices in an organized manner.
The cook will perform other kitchen or housekeeping duties as assigned, including but not limited to assisting the Service Manager with miscellaneous program activities.
a. High School diploma or equivalent
b. Valid driver’s license and auto insurance
c. Current Food Handlers certificate (ability to obtain certificate before the first day of employment)
2. Experience. General Knowledge of standards for food preparation, serving and
3. Clearances. State Police/FBI per licensing regulations; Child Protection