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Assistant Cook - Army Lake Camp

Overview
The Assistant Cook is responsible for assisting in the preparation and serving of meals, properly storing food, and keeping inventories of foods. The Assistant Cook reports jointly to the Lead Cook and the Food Service Manager. The Assistant Cook supervises the kitchen staff when the Lead Cook and Food Service Manager are not on duty. The Assistant Cook is to help maintain a team atmosphere among the kitchen staff, helping each to understand their critical role in the proper preparation and serving of food to all who come to Army Lake Camp.
The Salvation Army Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Responsibilities
Assist in preparing and serving meals and snacks per menus and schedules.
Ensure all foods are maintained at proper temperatures.
Communicate to Lead Cook and/or Dining Room Host/Hostess needs relating to food service, for example, the number of serving bowls and utensils needed.
Carry out assignments given by the Lead Cook and/or Food Service Manager.
Supervise Kitchen Staff.
Supervise food preparation by the Food Service Assistants when the Lead Cook and Food Service Manager are not on duty.
Supervise assigned Food Service Assistants in cleaning Dining Hall after meal.
Report staff who come to work late and/or do not adequately perform assigned tasks or are insubordinate to the Food Service Manager.
Assist in ensuring safe working conditions for all kitchen staff.
Food Service storage and refrigeration
Assist with (and when in charge, supervise) the proper storage of all leftovers.
Assist in instructing kitchen staff on proper storage procedures of all foods.
Make sure no food is placed on the floors of the walk-in refrigerator and freezer and storeroom.
Assist in rotating stock in refrigerators, freezers, and storeroom.
Assist with proper storage of all food deliveries.
Cleaning Responsibilities
Wipe down stoves and ovens each day.
Maintain clean food preparation areas.
Thoroughly clean stoves and ovens once a week.
Assist in cleaning of kitchen, freezers, refrigerators, storerooms, dish room, all food preparation surfaces, ceiling fans, and stove fans.
Food Inventory
Report food items that are in short supply or out of stock to the Lead Cook and/or Food Service Manager immediately.
Record food used for each meal on the production sheet for Summer Food Service Program.
Assist in any other ways to make the kitchen run smoothly.
Perform special assignments given by the Lead Cook and/or Food Service Manager.
Participate in all assigned staff meetings.
Follow all camp policies and procedures.
If resident staff, keep all living areas neat and clean.
Relationships: This individuals relates to and interacts with a wide range of contacts both within and outside The Salvation Army - Army Lake Camp. In these contacts, s/he acts as a representative of the Army and its mission.
Supervision Received: Lead Cook and Food Service Manager
Supervision of Others: Food Service Assistants
Performance Measures: This individual will be evaluated on how effectively the outcomes of this position are achieved, as well as the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of accomplishing assigned goals.
Qualifications
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Possess supervisory experience and skills supporting teamwork.
Minimum age of 18 required.
Current, or have ability to obtain, American Red Cross CPR and FA. (Army Lake Camp offers ARC CPR and FA certifications at camp).
Must successfully complete Serve Safe certifications.
Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds.
Must be able to stand long hours.
Housing on camp grounds throughout duration of employment to be negotiated.
Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self starter.
An attention to detail.
A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
Must support the philosophy, goals, and objectives of The Salvation Army - Army Lake Camp.
Physical Demands/ Work Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position is required to do light to heavy physical work. In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to remain stationary for some periods of time; use of hands and fingers; communicate; move; frequently required to position self to stoop, kneel, or crouch; frequently required to reach with and use arms and hands. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to focus. The work environment for this position includes an office and outdoor environment with a low to high noise level.

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