The Cook plans, preps, cooks and serves food for the Community Meal Program, Advisory Board, Corp Committees and other Salvation Army programs and functions; responsible for cleanliness and organization of kitchen, pantries, refrigerators, and freezers and ensures compliance with required sanitation and safety standards.
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions
Materials and Equipment: Operates/maintains a variety of commercial kitchen equipment and tools including meat slicer, mixer, food warmer, steam tables, ovens, stoves, convection oven, fryers, microwave ovens, coffee machines and dish-washing machine. May include operation of general office equipment such as computers, printers, fax machine, telephone and copier
Education and Experience:
Certifications: Serve Safe Certification; valid Driver's License with clearance to drive from The Salvation Army's insurance carrier
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Supervisory Responsibility: Provide direction to volunteers
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel food, objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, Specific vision abilities required for the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Rare, but may be asked to attend business seminars and other Salvation Army workshops and events within Wisconsin and/or Illinois.
Work environment characteristics 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 occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; freezing temperatures ( walk-in freezers); cold temperatures (walk-in coolers); extremely high temperatures (near stoves/ovens); fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
At times the duties will involve working with individuals having infectious and/or communicable diseases.