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Assistant Cook

Henry Street Settlement

Description

Job Title: Assistant Cook
Program: Health & Wellness/Senior Services
Type: Regular, Full-Time
Work Schedule: 35 hrs per week Mon-Fri including occasional Sunday coverage
Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Company Overview:
Since 1893, Henry Street has delivered the most effective, compassionate and comprehensive services possible to residents of the Lower East Side. As a multifaceted not-for-profit, Henry Street provides innovative social services, arts programs and healthcare services from 17 locations throughout the Lower East Side. Building upon its legacy for innovation and effective programming, Henry Street has grown to offer more than 50 different programs, currently making it one of the most comprehensive settlement house in New York City, as well as one of the City’s largest social service agencies. Henry Street is governed by a 45-member Board of Directors and is supported by government grants and contracts, as well as foundation, corporate and individual support.

Henry Street Settlement’s multilingual and multicultural Senior Center has been serving the needs of the Lower East Side’s senior community for over 60 years by offering a variety of activities and social services. The staff speaks English, Chinese and Spanish The Center provides important nutritional information to enhance the health of seniors, and offers affordable hot lunches Sunday through Friday and dinners Monday through Friday. Seniors are encouraged to participate in health promotion and recreational activities, including health and wellness programs, parties, trips, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, recreation, nutrition presentations and educational seminars, and to take advantage of the two fitness rooms, complete with exercise machines and free weights. A bilingual Social Worker is also available to provide case management and information/referral services. The kitchen is responsible for preparing 112 meals for lunch, 80 meals for dinner Monday through Friday and 80 meals for our lunch program on Sundays. This position reports to the Food Service Manager.

Responsibilities:
• Under the direction of the Head Cook and/or Food Service Manager ensure that congregate meals are prepared according to our DFTA standardized recipes and cooked to the appropriate food temperatures deemed by the Department of Health and DFTA for meal service
• Assist Head Cook and/or Food Service Manager with the daily supervision of volunteers and other food service workers, particularly as it relates to food production, cleanliness of kitchen and storage areas
• Anticipate food service needs for the day and upcoming week to ensure that all preparations for production needs are met
• Ensure that proper sanitation, cleaning schedules and safety guidelines in the kitchen are followed at all times
• Maintain compliance with all food handling procedures, including those of the Department of Health, the Department for the Aging and Henry Street Settlement
• Oversee accurate record-keeping of food production and of food and refrigeration equipment temperature logs on a daily basis
• Work closely with Food Service Manager and/or Head Cook to ensure that all food and kitchen supplies are ordered, received, dated, rotated and stored in a timely manner
• Other duties as assigned by the Food Service Manager and Head Cook

To Apply: Email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org. In the subject line, please indicate “Assistant Cook” AND the website the position was found.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.

Qualifications

• High school diploma or GED and two (2) years of food service experience required
• 2 years’ experience in a fast-paced kitchen; line cook experience preferred
• At least one (1) year experience working with senior citizens preferred
• Must have NYC Food Handlers stamped photo license
• Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand for long periods of time as needed
• Must be available to work Sundays, as needed
• Bilingual Spanish or Chinese helpful

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Contact

To Apply: Email Cover Letter and Resume to jobs@henrystreet.org. In the subject line, please indicate “Assistant Cook” AND the website the position was found.

Due to the high volume of applicants, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Henry Street Settlement offers excellent benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program

Posted on 03/21/18; CVMHA ID #11969