Prepare and serve a nutritious, appealing meal. Maintain an environment that is clean, safe, comfortable and organized in a manner that will assure efficient meal service and encourage older persons to participate at the meal site.
Essential Duties and Responsibilites:
- Assume overall responsibility of complete all-scratch meal service, including food and supply inventory check and orders, setup, preparation, service and clean up of the community dining meal.
- Plan, organize and rotate all the daily menus complying with Federal standards of health codes and proper food handling techniques under the mentorship of Community Dining’s registered dietitian.
- Manage the budgeting of purchases to stay within the stipend provided by Community Dining.
- Provide all monthly receipts, meal count information, etc. to the appointed party performing the bookkeeping and maintain detailed records/keep copies of daily paperwork, expenses, invoices, recipes, and monthly menus
- Assist with the implementation of nutrition education programs, nutrition risk survey and distribution of materials.
- As a Community Dining staff person work closely with senior center/facility director and leadership staff to ensure a well-integrated meal program.
- Effectively recruit, train, supervise and manage volunteers who are associated with the Community Dining program.
- Attend meetings as required; respond in a timely manner to program and its operation requests and facilitate information sharing between the program administration offices, site staff, participants and volunteers.
- Perform daily meal data entry, paperwork, record keeping and safekeeping of funds, regular bank deposits and folder transfer as required by supervisor/admin.
- Demonstrate an eagerness to learn and enhance skills that promote equity and inclusion.
- Participate in events related to understanding institutional racism and other forms of oppression.
- Other duties as necessary and/or assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
- High School Graduate or GED Certificate.
- 1 to 2 years cooking experience or prior Food Preparation Specialist experience.
- Experience with food ordering, controlling/managing inventory, and cooking with commercial cooking equipment required.
- Demonstrated experience cooking in large quantities (30+ people).
- Experience in recruiting, training and coordinating volunteers is desired.
Skills and Abilities:
- Valid Food Handler's permit or ability to get one.
- Strong communication skills, customer service or people-oriented.
- Dependable in work attendance, reliable.
- Basic Computer skills, i.e. familiar with checking emails, data entry, MS Word and MS Excel literate.
- Ability to calculate edible portions vs. as purchased preferred.
- Valid Washington State Drivers License and access to an insured vehicle.
Note: All employees are subject to periodic Washington State Patrol Criminal History Background Checks and must complete a Criminal History Self-Disclosure Form.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, other national service alumni, people of color, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
This is a competitive selection process. All fully completed application packages that show the minimum qualifications and have followed the How to Apply instructions will be reviewed. Interviews will be scheduled for those applicants whose qualifications in the areas listed above most closely correspond to the position’s requirements. In order to preserve our resources toward furthering our mission, only candidates with whom we wish to arrange an interview will be contacted. All others will be maintained in our files for a minimum of six months.
At Sound Generations we embrace the belief that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. In support of this belief, we are building an equitable and inclusive organization and providing our team of staff, volunteers and board members with the tools to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This responsibility provides the foundation for empowering our customers (primarily those who are aging and giving care to others) so their needs are justly represented and their desires amply fulfilled.
Sound Generations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit Cover Letter and Resume
Mail or Fax:
2208 Second AvenueSeattle, WA 98121-2055