The Cook will be in charge of serving our residents through the Inspiration Ministries' kitchens. This includes general cleaning of kitchen and dining hall, preparing and serving nutritious meals, stocking and interacting with residents and visitors. The Cook will report to the Food Service Manager.
Average Number of Hours: -29 hours
Years of Experience: 2 years of food service (preferred)
Education: High School Diploma or GED
- Able to work nights and weekends.
- Able to work in different kitchens and menus.
- Valid Driver’s license with a clean driving record.
- Food Service Certification (Preferred)
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Major Duties (75% to 80% of Job)
Management (in the absence of Food Service Assistant and Food Services Manager)
Train workers in food
preparation, and in service, sanitation, and safety procedures.
Supervise and participate in
kitchen and dining area cleaning activities.
Work with visiting groups to
plan food and dining event needs.
Control inventories of food,
equipment, and report shortages to designated personnel.
Specify food portions and
courses, production and time sequences, and workstation and equipment
Resolve customer complaints
regarding food service.
Forecast staff, equipment, and
supply requirements, based on a master menu.
Inspect supplies, equipment, and
work areas to ensure efficient service and conformance to standards.
responsibilities, and workstations to employees in accordance with work
Analyze operational problems,
such as theft and waste, and establish procedures to alleviate these problems.
Judge the qualities of food,
services, or people.
Guide, direct, and motivate subordinates.
Make decisions and solving
Evaluate information to
determine compliance with standards.
Food Service and Head Chef
Monitor sanitation practices to
ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
Check the quality of raw or
cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
Instruct cooks or other workers
in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.
Supervise or coordinate
activities of cooks or workers engaged in food preparation.
Inspect supplies, equipment, or
work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
Order or requisition food or
other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
Determine production schedules
and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services.
Check the quantity and quality
of received products.
Determine how food should be
presented and create decorative food displays.
Plan, direct, or supervise the
food preparation or cooking activities of multiple kitchens within Inspiration
Ministries and Inspiration Retreat Center.
Prepare and cook foods of all
types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
Monitor use of government food
commodities to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
Wipe tables or seats with
dampened cloths or replace dirty tablecloths.
Set tables with clean linens,
condiments, or other supplies (if required).
Locate items for and serve Residents
Scrape and stack dirty dishes
and carry dishes and other tableware to kitchens for cleaning.
Perform serving, cleaning, or
stocking duties in serving areas to facilitate service to Residents and
Carry food, dishes, trays, or silverware
from kitchens or supply departments to serving counters.
Clean up spilled food or drink
or broken dishes and remove empty bottles and trash.
Serve food to Residents and
visitors when assistance is required or needed.
Serve ice water, coffee, rolls,
or butter to Residents and visitors (if required).
Maintain adequate supplies of
items such as clean linens, silverware, glassware, dishes, or trays.
Clean and polish counters,
shelves, walls, furniture, or equipment in food service areas or other areas of
the dining halls.
Mop or vacuum floors when
Fill beverage or ice
Stock cabinets or serving areas
with condiments and refill condiment containers.
Interact with the Residents and
visitors in a professional and kind way.
Maintain a safe dining hall.
Minor Duties (20% to 25% of Job):
- Assist with
- Participate in
and provide input to one of IM committees or development groups.
- Attend and
participate in mandatory meetings.