Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Food Preparation and Serving
• Under direction of the Kitchen Supervisor, plans, prepares and serves attractive and nutritionally balanced meals for the children, promoting and reinforcing good nutritional habits; trying new foods, portion control and a balanced diet.
• Utilize ProductionWorksheets to plan proper amounts of ingredients to prepare menu items sufficient for the number of clients to be served.
• Adhere to ingredients, measurements and cooking methods as stated on the recipes to meet the nutritional requirements (maintain 30% total fat content of meals).
• Ensure that food supplies are securely stored.
• Meet Title 22 sanitation requirements, including but not limited to:
o Wears proper cooking attire (i.e. apron, hat or hair net, gloves, etc.).
o Instructs others to wearing proper attire during food handling.
o Uses proper dishwashing methods.
o Cleans kitchen areas after each meal is served.
• Alert the Kitchen Supervisor or Maintenance Department to maintenance requests asking for unsafe equipment to be removed and/or assistance with cleaning difficult to clean food preparation areas.
• Assist the Kitchen Supervisor with ordering food and supplies as necessary.
Supervision of Children
• Provides direct child care to the client’s reinforcing safety and sanitation while providing supervision and guidelines to client’s while working in the kitchen.
• Provide supervision to children who are assigned to assist in meal preparation. Responsible for creating a favorable group climate in which the child’s safety, emotional nurturing and healthy development are of primary concern.
• Assist children in understanding nutritional principals, work ethics, safety and basic job skills.
• Work cooperatively with the group home Residential Staff as an advisor to them regarding food preparation of all meals on the menu.
• Provides the following specialized services while maintaining the parental function of safety and supervision of all children working in his/her area:
• Trains and assists clients with life skills such as how to prepare nutritious meals and food safety.
• Acts as a supervisor and role model to children while working together to accomplish the above job duties.
• Intervene in crisis situations as learned in Agency approved Crisis Intervention training to ensure the safety of clients and staff.