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The Salvation Army (Jackson) Lead Cook 14496 in Jackson, Mississippi

This Position is for a Lead Cook with a company in Jackson, MS. Job Summary: Plans, prepares, cooks and serves nutritional meals and snacks in accordance with established guidelines and schedules; ensures all meals are prepared and served in a safe and presentable manner; cleans kitchen facilities, equipment, and appliances; maintains inventory of kitchen supplies and food in a neat and orderly manner; assigns, instructs and monitors work of Kitchen Assistants and volunteers; leads nutrition classes to program participants and ensures documentation required by grants and/or government agencies is completed in an accurate and timely manner. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of proper cooking methods and procedures. Knowledge of meal planning techniques. Knowledge of acceptable food storage and cleaning techniques. Ability to assign, instruct, train, and monitor the work of other kitchen staff. Ability to cook nutritional, tasteful, and safe food for large groups in a timely manner. Ability to properly clean kitchen appliances and utensils. Ability to order food and kitchen supplies in an economical manner and to maintain an adequate level of inventory. Requirements and Qualifications include: High School diploma or equivalent, and three years of experience cooking food for large groups with some experience coordinating the work of other kitchen staff, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Licenses and Certifications: ServSafe certification preferred. Required within a timeline determined by the location administration. Approved background check required. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to cook, taste, and smell food. Duties are usually performed by frequent walking and/or standing, kneeling, or squatting relieved by lesser periods of sitting. Work is performed in a normal kitchen environment where there may be limited physical discomforts associated with working around hot stoves/ovens or cold freezers. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/ Women/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Additional Information: All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission. 16.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE