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Cook Pomona Hope for Home Temporary

Adult Services | Pomona, CA | Temporary | From $17.04 to $17.94 per hour

Job Description

About Us:

VOALA

Helping Our Most Vulnerable Change Their Life Stories

Volunteers of America is a non-profit human services organization committed to serving people in need, strengthening families, and building communities.  VOALA provides a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.

HOPE FOR HOME

Hope for Home is a 90-day Housing First Model Program. Hope for Home provides a full continuum of care which includes partnerships to assist participants in the areas of physical health, mental health, substance use disorder, and employment services with the goal of permanent housing within 90 days or less.  

JOB SUMMARY AND PURPOSE

Each Cook shall prepare meals for the homeless shelter, and for delivery to other programs, as needed.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare, cook and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, for on-premises dining and delivery to remote sites.
    • Prepare raw food for cooking by washing, peeling, cutting and seasoning;
    • monitor food during cooking process including testing, turning and/or stirring;
    • regulate cooking temperatures of ovens, broilers, grills, and roasters, etc.
    • properly package meals for delivery as required.
  • Maintain food inventory and prepare food supply order; ensure proper food storage temperatures and rotate stored food properly
  • Perform regular kitchen and storage area clean up: sweep/mop floors, wash/scrub sinks, ovens, stove and grill.  Maintain highest levels of sanitation as required by local and government regulations.
  • Maintain safe environment at all times in accordance with industry standards and safety regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint clearance, background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment and education verifications

EDUCATION:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 

EXPERIENCE:

  • Six Months experience as a food service worker, in catering, or food preparation

KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledgeable of the State of California health code policies and procedures
  • Training in foods, nutrition, dietetics, and/or food preparation 

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS:

  • Basic familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Internet Navigation 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to perform under circumstances of possible emotional stress and conflict, including dealing with un-cooperative clients.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, with or without reasonable accommodation, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time while performing duties

INTERPERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Team Player – committed to excellence in food preparation, sanitation and safety 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Culinary Arts Degree or certificate
  • Familiarity with automated dietary information systems for tracking menu and inventory