at Community Access, Inc.

Job Detail




2-3 years minimum experience

Schedule Type

Part Time


Manhattan, New York, NY, USA




02/28/2019, 02:03 PM


Per-Diem Cook Essential Job Functions Order food and non-food consumables, in accordance with DOHMH guidelines and following the schedule of planned menus and food budget for address Court. Use weekly inventory records to maintain and rotate appropriate quantities of food and non-food consumables in inventory. Keep and follow maintenance schedules for kitchen equipment, using approved vendors. Plan and prepare meals following menus prepared in collaboration with Health & Wellness Coordinator and Program Director, including holidays and other special events, with input from program staff and tenants when possible. Under the direction of the Health & Wellness Coordinator, prepare special items for tenants with different dietary requirements. Regularly submit recipes to the Health & Wellness Coordinator for evaluation and maintain a cookbook of approved recipes. In consultation with the Health & Wellness Coordinator, conduct cooking demonstrations for interested tenants. Sort, organize and utilize weekly farm share items, incorporating seasonal produce into menu planning. Work closely with Health & Wellness Coordinator and Program Director to develop ideas geared towards increasing the number of tenants who regularly visit the dining room. Handle tenant concerns, requests, and complaints about food service courteously and responsively. Both directly and with assistance of other kitchen workers, keep an orderly, sanitary, and hospitable environment in kitchen and dining room, and serve food accordingly. Oversee cleanliness and organization of refrigerator(s), freezer(s), and pantry. Maintain records on a meal by meal basis of menus prepared, number of servings prepared and actually served, and disposition of leftovers and the names of those who cooked and served. Perform weekly content inventory (e.g. sodium, fat, fiber, etc.) of purchased prepared food items to comply with DOHMH food standards, review with Program Director and Health & Wellness Coordinator on on-going basis. Occasionally prepare meals for other agency sites as needed. Weekly review and submittal of invoices for payment. Provide supervision to assigned staff so that agency and program goals are communicated effectively, job performance is continuously evaluated and appropriate training is given. Attend and participate in supervision, meetings and training sessions, as required and as scheduled. Perform other duties as assigned. This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Job Qualifications Have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access. Graduate of cooking school preferred. New York City Department of Health Food Handlers' certificate. Three years minimum experience working in kitchen setting. Previous supervisory experience preferred. Previous customer service experience desired. Must be fingerprinted and cleared through CA's background clearance process. Be skilled in conflict mediation/negotiation and have an assertive approach to problem solving. Strong organizational skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to utilize various computer programs. Be creative and flexible. Show initiative and be responsible for follow through. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Bilingual Spanish-speaking, preferred. Ability to speak other relevant languages, dependent upon specific needs of tenants.