Kitchen Assistants

Kitchen Assistants

Seasonal, Stipend, June 13, 2020 to August 28, 2020

Position Purpose: 

To assist the Food Service Manager in providing nutritious, well-prepared meals, which are served to all campers, staff, and guests.

Physical Aspects of the Job:

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds including unloading food, supplies, and equipment as needed.
  • Ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards of the site and facilities and camper and staff behavior.
  • Physical ability to operate kitchen equipment according to safe, recommended methods.
  • Physical mobility and endurance to perform tasks while standing/walking for long periods of time
  • Determine cleanliness of dishes, food surfaces, and kitchen area.
  • Ability to assess condition of food.
  • Knowledge of current health and safety laws and practices is essential.
  • Knowledge of and experience in preparation of special dietary foods including vegetarian foods.
  • Knowledge of food service sanitation.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Assist in the daily operations of the camp’s food service.
  • Prepare and cook food as the menu indicates utilizing frying, boiling, broiling, steaming, roasting of meat, poultry, vegetables, salads, soups, and gravies.
  • Prepare foods including washing and peeling.
  • Bake breads, pastries, muffins, etc.
  • Set up food, supplies, and utensils for dining hall distribution.
  • Store food and leftovers at proper temperature.
  1. Assist in routine sanitation of the kitchen and related equipment.
  • Clean and maintain all food-preparation and storage areas.
  • Supervise the cleaning of prep, serving, and dining hall dishes.
  • Reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle as indicated through the camp’s procedures.
  1. Work as a member of a food service team.
  • Coordinate schedule and job tasks with other cooks, dining hall manager, and kitchen assistants.
  • Assist with supervising or directing the work of the kitchen assistants.

Qualifications:  

  • Experience in institutional or food service setting.
  • Desire to work in the food service area.
  • Knowledge of standards of food preparation and serving, storage of food, and kitchen procedures.

Contact Hannah Smith at operations@varieytphila.org to receive an employment application.

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