Cook Flex Time

Location: South Bend
Department: Nutrition
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Type: Full Time

This Full-time hourly position is responsible for filling in for all food service staff and to prepare and work on the Food Truck and Caterings. Food preparation will be for the Congregate, Meals on Wheels, Food Truck and Catering Programs. Hours: Flexible hours are required as filling in or working caterings vary. Work may begin at 2:30 a.m. or later in the morning and may end late evenings for caterings. Weekend hours may be worked depending upon caterings or training. Hours are normally scheduled ahead of time so the incumbent will have time to prepare but may change depending upon circumstances.  This position comes with a full benefit package including heath, dental, vision, and life insurances, pension, sick leave, paid vacation and personal days off.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
 Fill in for staff
 Assist in preparing hot and cold meals
 Help set up and tear down volunteers lunch area
 Assist on hot food line
 Maintain Inventory listing
 Prep food for next day (Jello, pies, cakes, salads, etc)
 Bag milk
 Clean and sanitize prep area daily
 Clean refrigerator weekly
 Prepare special diet meals for week and weekends
 Dishwashing
 Working on Food Truck and Caterings

The Flex Time Cook is responsible for assisting in food preparation the Meal Program clients. Food must be handled in a sanitary fashion to prevent contamination causing clients to become ill. The Cook bags up the milk to be sent out to the clients making sure that the proper amount of milk is readied. The
Cook cleans the food preparation daily making sure to sanitize all work surfaces before and after food preparation. This is done to eliminate cross contamination. The Cook cleans the refrigerator weekly.

The Cook notifies the Purchasing Coordinator or the Director of food shortages or unsuitable foods. The Cook is responsible for preparing food, setup and delivery of caterings.
This position may be funded through REAL Services Nutrition Programs.

 Knowledge of State Health Department Regulations
 Knowledge of special diets
 Ability to lift institutional packaged food and supplies
 Knowledge of bulk food preparation

The position requires knowledge of food preparation and the ability to adjust food product to fit various dietary diets. Specific recipes should be followed to maintain consistency.

 With Kitchen and office staff
 With Volunteers
 With Clients

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually standing most of the day. Lifting of institutional food products and supplies are usual. Safety must be adhered to when working with kitchen equipment.

 Successful candidate must submit to a pre-employment drug screening, National Sex Offender check,  and a limited criminal history check.
 This position has a 6 month probationary period.
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