Position Summary: Person in this position will be responsible for the food preparation, storage and supply for the residential programs. Essential Job Functions include those listed below.
Essential Job Functions:
Oversight and supervision of operations including food preparation, cleanliness and adherence to health codes and regulatory guidelines;
Responsible for menu planning and food ordering;
Ensure all meals are prepared in accordance with approved menus, meeting meal time schedules and record client/staff meals census;
Maintain high health standards, cleanliness, sanitation, including the wearing of hairnets and/or caps at all times within food preparation and serving areas;
Familiarization with California State Health Codes relating to the operation of a commercial kitchen and will be in compliance at all times;
Prepare requisitions for food and commodities as needed and receive and properly store all deliveries;
Ensure that equipment is in good operating condition and that temperatures are within proper standards, be constantly aware of fire and safety hazards and report repair/maintenance needs to supervisor;
Label, date and store all left over food in accordance with sanitary food handling requirements;
Maintain professional standards at all times with food preparation and handling, as well as maintaining a high level of good housekeeping;
Taste test food prior to serving and reserve samples of each meal for 24 hours to determine possible food contamination;
Follow procedures for dispensing and retrieving all utensils during and after meal periods;
Maintain current inventory on all commodities and stored goods;
Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of WestCare Foundation; and
Perform all other duties as assigned.