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Why You’ll Love This Job

The primary function of the Food Services Worker is to assist in the kitchen and meal preparation.  

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meal preparation – Prepare & serve three meals per day plus evening snack for the youth in the program
  • Kitchen Hygiene – Supervise & organize the kitchen & pantry so that it passes the regular Food Service Inspections
  • Interaction with Youth – The youth who work in the kitchen are to be supervised by the Food Services Worker & the staff member who is also present.  This includes meal preparation, dishwashing, and kitchen/dining room clean up.  Observes quality & quantity of work & gives youth feedback.  Relates to all of the youth in the program in a friendly manner.  Teaching youth appropriate meal-time behavior (in conjunction with the other staff)
  • Security – Secure sharp & dangerous utensil, such as knives.  Keeping count of all such items.  Alert to security while youth are in the kitchen & dining room area
  • Special Diets – The Food Services Worker with direction from the Food Service Manager plans & prepares special meals for individuals who, for medical or religious reasons require a special diet.
  • Special Occasions – On special occasions, such as youth birthdays, arrangements are made to include appropriate menu items (such as birthday cake)
  • Have knowledge of ordering
  • Have knowledge of record keeping techniques
  • Must be able to lift weights up to fifty (50) pounds & safely use kitchen equipment.
  • Must maintain ten training hours annually.
  • Exercise vigilance to maintain client privacy in accordance with HIPAA and 42 CFR.
  • Complete physical and TB test every three years.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Education: A high school diploma or GED required with additional college work or experience in Food Service/Preparation and/or Restaurant Management preferred. The Food Service Worker must be free of communicable disease & undergo annual health assessment, including a test for tuberculosis.
  • Experience: 1 year of experience preferred.      
  • Other Skills: Must maintain flexibility in a fast-paced changing environment.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 33422