Position SummaryTo assist in preparing food orders for the seniors and to assure the smooth operation of the kitchen by performing the following duties.Essential Duties and Responsibilities* Abide by Department of Health (DOH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department for the Aging (DFTA) regulations regarding proper kitchen hygiene and maintenance.* Ensure that quality and quantity of food meet standards for meal patterns established by designated regulatory agencies (i.e. USDA, CACFP, etc.)* Receive and inspect incoming product for quality and quantity, and ensure prompt and proper storage* Assisting in preparing meals accurately according to written recipes* Recommend changes in recipe/cooking method to improve quality of food* Supervise and coordinate daily activities of staff engaged in food preparation, meal service and cleanup* Ensure safe handling and proper temperature control of prepared foods* Ensure security of refrigerators, freezers, storerooms, and office before leaving for the day* Check cleanliness and sanitation of kitchen, and equipment, dining area, and adherence to sanitation standards* Consult with Cook as to schedule, menu and any other problems* Attend relevant R.A.I.N. and Outside Trainings* Perform additional duties as assignedQualificationTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Minimum Qualifications* High School Diploma or equivalent* 1-2 years' experience* Valid Food Protections Certificate preffered* Proficiency in modern business communications including personal computers, electronic mail, voicemail, facsimile and copier equipment* Proficiency in the safe operation of all kitchen equipment and Department of Health regulations.