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Kitchen Assistant (Prep Cook)

Company: Open Arms Care Corporation
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Primary Objective: The Kitchen Assistant assists in preparing therapeutic and modified meals for the clients of Open Arms Care (OAC). They are responsible for maintaining inventory, equipment and sanitary conditions within the kitchen.Sunday-Thursday 9am - 5pm $14/HR EssentialFunctions and Scope:

  • Maintains proper temperature for both hot and cold foods.
  • Responsible for order placement, order pick-up and order sorting
  • Delivers meals to homes and within the Enrichment Center
  • Interprets written recipes and follows written and/or verbal orders, requests and instructions.
  • Replenishes condiments and other items as needed.
  • Inventories and stocks refrigerator and freezers as needed.
  • Portions, weighs and garnishes food according to menus and specific diet instructions.
  • Monitors and records temperatures as necessary.
  • Assembles client meals to meet pick-up schedules.
  • Cleans and sanitizes kitchen.
  • Organizes, plans and manages time effectively to complete assignments.
  • Attends all required trainings/meetings and remains current on any applicable certifications.
  • Responsible for personal payroll tracking including but not limited to clocking in and out appropriately.
  • Adhere to diets as prescribed by Registered Dietician and physician for all clients
  • Other job duties as assigned. Job Requirements Knowledge skill and abilities to perform job duties High school graduate and/or GED required. Training in food preparation for therapeutic diets and recent institutional cooking experience preferred. Knowledge of food safety guidelines preferred. Must have valid TN driver's license. Competencies: Describe the specific skills required for this position in terms of technical, managerial, interpersonal skills and unique abilities. Good oral, written and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with others. General office equipment, mixer, oven, steamer, microwave, toaster, blender, steam tables, fryer, food processor, scales, meat slicer, dishwasher, etc. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to follow procedures, instructions, laws and policies Ability to project a positive and professional image on behalf of the organization. Must be an effective team member.Associates Supervised: Indicate the number of associates that report to this position (only complete for exempt supervisory /managerial positions).N/AOther Pertinent Job Information:(Such as, American with Disabilities Act- ADA requirements for certain hourly positions). Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch. Disclaimer:The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of the work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. The organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. It is understood that the organization reserves the right to change work schedules as required, including overtime. PI206981136

Keywords: Open Arms Care Corporation, Knoxville , Kitchen Assistant (Prep Cook), Hospitality & Tourism , Knoxville, Tennessee

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