Food Service Cook

Job Description

Job Title:   Food Service Cook


Rev. Date: 01/24/20
Department:   Food Service Ministry


SOC Code:
Location:   Life Revitalization Center


FLSA: Hourly non-exempt
Reports to:   Kitchen Manager


EEO Code: Service Workers
Responsibility:   “Cook” – this role is responsible for the preparations of menus and offering high levels of hospitality to all we serve.

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Purpose: The primary purpose of this position is to prepare and execute menus through large quantities of food, on a daily basis. The major objective of this position is to prepare a flavorful and nutritional meal, by representing the redemption of Jesus Christ.
Essential Functions:
·         Food preparation

·         Ensure proper labeling and storage of foods and supplies weekly

·         Oversee volunteers and guests in the preparation of food in large quantities daily

·         Ensure quantity and quality of food production and service

·         Ensure sanitation of kitchen equipment daily

·         Follow ServSafe standards and company policies daily

·         To follow all procedures and safe work practices in order to maintain a clean and safe working environment

·         Prepare food by adhering to nutrition and presentation standards, and preparation procedures daily

·         Ensure food quality daily

·         Setting up service line

·         Correct and consistent portioning of servings daily

·         Ensure guests are being served with superior service daily

·         Preparing meals according to menu

·         Guarantee safe delivery of monetary donations daily

·         Completing daily check lists

·         Provide orientation, training, coaching, and addressing needs of both volunteers and guests daily

·         Ensure superior customer service to guest

·         Prepare “To Go” meals for van driver pick-up and for those who are working

·         Assist with catering prep and set-up

·         Other duties as assigned



*Essential Functions may be revised upon management discretion





Education and Experience
·         High School Diploma or GED equivalent required

·         1-2 years of experience in food service preferred but, not required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
·         Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to all

·         Knowledge of proper methods of storing food items

·         Ability to plan and organize food preparation and serving operations

·         Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions

·         Works as an effective team member

·         Be proficient in basic computer knowledge, spreadsheet, word

Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements
·          ServSafe Certification


*As a condition of employment, each team member is required to agree to the Cherry Street Mission Ministries Statement of Faith.


Work Environment:

Exposure to (“F” Frequent; “O” Occasional; “R” Rare; “N” Never) :

O Fumes F Humidity R Electrical Hazards
O Dust F Mechanical Hazards F Burn Hazards
F Loud Noise F Biological Hazards F Sharp objects
F Vibration F Chemical Hazards F Fall Hazards
F Confined Spaces R Height Hazards F Overhead Hazards

Equipment/Personal Protective Equipment Used

·         May frequently use personal protective equipment as required for applicable tools being used

Physical Demands (“F” Frequent; “O” Occasional; “R” Rare; “N” Never)

F Stand F Handle/Feel (using fingers) F Grasp
F Walk O Crouch/Kneel/Stoop/Crawl R Climb
R Sit F Talk O Balance
F See/Detect F Hear/Listen O Bend
F Push/Pull R Apply repetitive motion F Reach



Lifting Requirements

☐ Sedentary work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

☐ Light work – Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg control requires exertion of forces greater than that of sedentary work and if the worker sits most of the time, the job is considered light work.

☒ Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

☐ Heavy work – Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

☐ Very heavy work – Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


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