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Lead Cook

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Primary Function  

Responsible for preparing and serving food, production sheets and keeping a clean kitchen.  

Primary Duties:  

  1. Develop and coordinate menus  
  2. Coordinate food preparation and service   
  3. Complete required production sheets and order forms. Complete and submit all USDA, School and other agency required reports  
  4. Monitor food consumption and adjust food orders and menus as needed  
  5. Conduct regular inspections of kitchens and food preparation areas and procedures. Ensure Compliance with safety rule and regulations. Document inspections and report to supervisor.  
  6. Assist with preparation and monitoring of budgets and planning for the Food Service program  
  7. Monitor food and beverage items for quality and freshness 
  8. Set-up the food carts 
  9. Stock, arrange and prepare food and beverages 
  10. Set-up, serve, and clean-up for all meals 
  11. Maintain clean, sanitary, and orderly kitchen and cafeteria areas 
  12. Attend meetings as required 
  13. Follow all duties of a mandated reporter 
  14. Perform other related duties, as assigned 


Required Qualifications:  

  1.  HSD/GED required.
  2. Minimum 3-year food service experience
  3. Serv Safe Certified or willing and able to obtain within three months of hire.  
  4. Knowledge of health department regulations on food preparation and meal serving 
  5. Ability to lift 30 pounds regularly
  6. Good communication and writing skills
  7. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred 
  8. Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the program needs. 
  9. Transportation, valid Wisconsin driver’s license, state minimum auto insurance, and must meet La Casa de Esperanza’s driving standards
  10. Must successfully complete and pass all background checks.

Physical Demands:  

The physical demands 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.  

  1. Attendance and punctuality are an essential function of the job. 
  2. The employee is regularly required to drive, stand, sit, reach, stoop, bend, and walk. Employee is frequently required to see, talk, or hear. Finger dexterity is also required. Infrequent lifting, including files, will be encountered.                                               

Working Conditions:  

  1. Work is performed in a school/childcare kitchen and cafeteria area. 

La Casa de Esperanza is an equal opportunities employer.   

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