Prep Cook - Full Time-No late nights (Albany)

Prep Cook - Full Time-No late nights (Albany)

01 Dec 2019

Prep Cook - Full Time-No late nights (Albany)

At Mennonite Village, we cook from scratch. We source some of the best ingredients from here in the Pacific Northwest. You'll be working with chefs who have 20+ years of experience ranging from opening and managing restaurants to large scale food events. We serve over 650 meals per day, every day. We have a wonderful staff of cooks who "bring it" day in and day out to produce tasty meals and food in which we take great pride. We don't cut corners. We utilize classical techniques and outside the box thinking in meeting the demands of the menu while working under time constraints. Our food is recipe driven made in our very own kitchens.

A typical work schedule is between 5 a.m. and 7:30 p.m with no late nights, offering a wonderful work/life balance. Additionally, we value our employees and treat them with respect.

Must have at least 1+ years experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Prepares food, etc., in accordance with sanitary regulations and established policies and procedures. Responsible for following Dietary work schedule.

• Assists in maintaining the Dietary Department in a safe and sanitary manner, sanitizing work area and equipment. Ensures that food storage areas are clean and properly arranged.

• Complete cleaning tasks on a daily basis.

• Attends in-service trainings, orientation, and dietary meetings as required.

• Helps execute special menus for resident events or catering as needed.

• Serves meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.

• Reviews menus prior to preparation of food, using standardized recipes and portion control procedures and making only authorized substitutions.

• Reports all hazardous equipment/conditions, accidents and incidents to Director of Food Services or designee, creating a safe working environment.

• Communicates production issues to Chef as a member of the production team to resolve any production needs on a daily basis.

• When applicable, depending on assigned venue, prepares and inspects foods for therapeutic and special diets to ensure they are correct.

• Abides by the standards and procedures of the Mennonite Village Compliance and Privacy Program and Values and Expectations Statement.

• Abides by the HIPAA policies and reports to a supervisor, breaches (or violations) of our HIPAA policies.

• Immediately reports identified hazards or hazardous conditions to a supervisor.

• Immediately reports adverse events and near misses to a supervisor.

• Performs other related duties and activities as required by the Dining Services Director, Sous Chef and/or Executive Chef.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Supportive of the Mennonite Village philosophy.

• Possession of or the ability to obtain a Food Handlers card.

• Related work experience in an institutional food service department or restaurant.

• Two years of experience as a cook required.

• Ability to lift and carry 5 to 20 lbs. of food supplies or equipment frequently, and up to 50 lbs. occasionally.

• Ability to move frequently during the work day, including lifting, carrying, standing, sitting, bending, reaching, twisting, and kneeling.

• Ability to check in and verify purchase orders upon receiving.

• Ability to safely operate stove, and other cooking equipment.

• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

• Ability to be fair and empathetic with staff.

• Ability to be objective and treat staff equitably.

• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in English.

• Leadership ability and the willingness to work with dietary personnel and others.

Some of our many benefits:

•Generous Earned Leave (paid time off)

•Benefits available including medical, dental and vision for full time employees

•Competitive salaries

•Free 24/7 On-site Fitness Center

•Educational scholarships

•Employer retirement contributions

For more information on our history and mission, please see our website http://www.mennonitevillage.org. In order to be considered for employment, please click on the "Apply" button.

Criminal background check required for new hires. Mennonite Village is a drug free workplace.

Background checks processed through Department of Human Services. Criminal records checks are conducted through the State of Oregon Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) and, if necessary, through the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In addition, information may be obtained through the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV), court records, and other states' data systems. Fingerprints may be required as part of the check. Certain abuse records will also be reviewed. For further information on ORS 443.004 impacting the criminal records check process and a listing of permanent crimes see www.oregon.gov/DHS/BUSINESS-SERVICES/CHC/

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