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Kitchen Assistant – Job Opening at Bridges of Hope

Posted Jan. 30th, 2020

The main function of the Dietary is to coordinate appropriate client dietary menu planning and oversee daily operations of food preparation. While the chef is directly responsible for establishing and maintaining all standards of quality, conduct, customer service, and productivity within the Dining Services Department, the dietary staff support the chef in this effort. Kitchen assistant (KA) promotes a thorough and continuous understanding among all employees of the importance of the Dining Services Department to the quality of life for clients and staff. The KA ensures that the dietary engages in preparing food, serving food, and maintaining cleanliness of food service areas and equipment and are performing the proper procedures as outlined by state and federal regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES include but are not limited to:

· Prepare dishes and plate presentation according to company policy and set the example for other cooks

· Participate in food ordering, receiving and inventorying when asked by the chef

· Adhere to the company’s food safety logs procedures

· Possess Serv Safe certification or be willing to obtain upon hire as required by law and company policy

· If needed assist in training employees (BHT’s) in best practices prepping, preparing food, as well as proper food temperature

· Assist cooking and operating required tools to accomplish service

· Clean work area, utensils, dishes, and pots and pans

· Run and fill various foodservice machines

· Follow diagrams and lists to prepare client trays to specifications

· Interact with clientele in a pleasant manner and handle customer complaints

· Work with staff to ensure the smooth operation of the kitchen in cold food production, patient tray assembly, and service.

· Ability to maintain boundaries while collaborating with clients, alumni, and their families.

· Ability to maintain confidential information with tact and discretion beyond HIPAA

· Ability to exercise sound judgment when overseeing a variety of issues

Type: Full Time


· 401K

· Medical

· Dental

· Vision

· Life

· Critical Illness


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