Required Years of Experience
Do you want to work normal hours? No nights or weekends? Be off every holiday? And work for a place that helps kids…Mercy Home is the perfect place for you!
PURPOSE OF POSITION: To plan and provide well-balanced, nutritious meals for youth and staff, including assisting in purchasing and organizing food supplies, supplying food and setting up service for internal events and establishing weekly menus.
Mercy Home for Boys & Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Schedule: Monday to Friday 6am - 2pm or 10am - 6pm
Offering great benefits; Medical, 403(B) Retirement Savings Plan and more.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience as a chef.
- Current sanitation certification from the Chicago Department of Public Health and compliance with state, local, and regulatory agencies in relation to food service.
- Experience cooking for a large number of people.
- Ability to safely use all food service equipment.
- Ability to train, coach kitchen staff.
- Regular and predictable attendance.
- Experience in managing and organizing food service.
- Ability to work with on-line ordering systems.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
- Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work.
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, recipes, menus, warning labels, packing slips and supply orders.
- Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
- Ability to stand for extended periods of time, bend and reach.
- Flexibility in scheduling and willingness to cover other shifts.
- Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.
- Prepare nutritious meals for Youth and Staff while complying with all applicable sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards as well as department policy and procedure.
- Develop dietician-approved weekly menus in compliance with USDA food guide pyramid, and keep menus, recipes, production logs and nutrition labels.
- Assist and remain fiscally responsible for West Loop Campus food and kitchen supplies budget; maximize utilization of in-kind food donations from the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) and other sources.
- Assist Supervisor in training kitchen co-workers.
- Ensure adequate kitchen staffing for all meals as well as special events (including TV mass tapings).
- Utilize on-line ordering systems offered by vendors and code all invoices upon receipt for the West Loop Campus.
- Coordinate food and kitchen supply pickups and value all in-kind donations.
- Establish a good working relationship with vendors.
- Coordinate foodservice needs for youth and staff with special dietary needs
- Coordinate foodservice needs for youth programs, special events and internal events
- Follow set menus and recipes while also being creative to use food items on hand and minimize waste.
- Maintain cleanliness and organization of kitchen, dining room, stock rooms and adjoining areas.
- Work cooperatively and professionally with all Agency staff.
- Assist with set-up, service and clean-up of food production.
- Use, clean and store kitchen equipment properly and following all protocol and procedure.
- Assist with safety and training procedures in handling of food service equipment.
- Serve all youth and staff with respect and in a timely manner.
- Collaborate with youth programs and education co-workers on the hiring, supervision and scheduling of all youth employees. Teach youth basic daily life skills and accountability in the workplace.
- Ensure compliance with all Agency HACCP Based Standard Operating Procedures.
- Ensure ongoing compliance with the Chicago Department of Public Health.
- Maintain a clean and safe work environment, including the kitchen and dining room.
- Adhere to all purchasing and receiving policies and procedures.
- Perform any special projects requested by the Supervisor and Manager – Property, Reception & Kitchen Operations (West Loop).
Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)
Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Work normal hours, No nights or weekends & Be off every holiday.
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