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Whitsons Culinary Group Kitchen Lead in Wallkill, New York

SUMMARY:This position is responsible for making and serving nutritious meals for students in a safeand healthful manner. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:  Coordinates all preparation and serving of food according to menus and in correct portionsizes as mandated by yield guides. Delegates and performs cleaning duties, including sweeping and mopping of floors,cleaning of equipment and work areas, dishwashing and pot washing. Coordinates ordering and receiving of all food, beverage and paper product needed fordaily service in the school. Brews coffee, fills beverage machines, sets up hot and/or cold food area. Delivers, when necessary, food to staff, students and catering events. Ensures compliance with all state, Federal, local health department requirements for safefood handling Complies with all client location security protocols and guidelines Checks and stores incoming supplies. Manages and follows assigned break schedules. Participates on safety committee. Attends all mandatory in‐service programs. Manages POS/cash handling by team members and confirms all deposits. Brings Monies to the bank. * Adheres to all Whitsons policies and procedures at all times • Supports the goals, objective and mission statement set forth by Whitsons. Complies with all requirements of the mandated food handling certification requirements Performs all other duties as assigned. * Taking accurate inventory * Manages the daily operations of the kitchen *Follows all USDA and Federal guidelines WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is performed primarily in the kitchen and on the serving line Revised 10/23/2014 Standing most of the work day is required.  Work requires movement in and out of store rooms and freezers  Exposure to extreme temperatures (hot and cold) due to cooking and refrigerationequipment. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work and dutiesthat may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them fromthe position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position, and Whitsonsreserves the right to add additional duties or modify existing duties. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between Whitsons and teammember and is subject to change by Whitsons as the needs of Whitsons and requirements of thejob change. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Must complete all Whitsons and other mandated training as necessaryCertifications: Servsafe certificationOther Qualifications, Experience and Competencies: Ability to speak and read English in order to understand and perform job assignments. 1 year professional food service experience required Always present a positive and professional image.PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an teammember to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodationsmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the team member is frequently required Sit,walk, talk and hear Use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls andreach with hands and arms. Be standing on feet majority of the workday in addition to walking back and forth. Lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Lifting while turning side to side is sometimesnecessary. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability toadjust focus. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled