Eliot Community Human Services Juvenile Justice Residential Cook in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Eliot is currently seeking a Residential Cook to oversee the planning, preparation, and coordination of meals for one of its Juvenile Justice programs. The ideal candidate will have 2wo years of experience in a food service setting as well as knowledge of food ordering, menu planning, nutrition, and health codes.
Eliot’s juvenile justice programming includes a residential network for youth ages 13 to 21 who are court-involved and need placement while awaiting return to court, assessment, or longer-term treatment. These highly structured, self-contained programs offer a comprehensive intervention for juvenile offenders.
Plan and/or follow a weekly menu consisting of well-balanced nutritious meals that meet USDA requirements ensuring proper taste and temperature.
Prepare appetizing, healthy, well-balanced meals, and snacks.
Inspect all food for quality and quantity prior to serving.
Assure that menus and meals are culturally diverse, in accordance with the ethnic backgrounds of residents.
Prepare meals for special events and Holidays.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with food suppliers.
Use comparative shopping among suppliers for the best prices within budget.
Maintain appropriate levels of inventory and purchase food.
Maintain paperwork according to the policy including, documentation on menus, invoices, inventory, recipes, allergy lists.
Ensure the Culinary Arts Vocational curriculum is established and functional in the assigned program.
Work with residents to teach food service skills in accordance with Culinary Arts Curriculum.
Keep the kitchen area clean and sanitary in compliance with all health codes and regulations.
Participate in the Federal School Lunch program when applicable and maintain required documentation.
Participate in Food Bank, Eliot Distribution Center, and other bulk buying programs.
Obtain and maintain certification in Serve Safe and Sanitation Standards.
Schedule: Monday through Friday; 9 am-5 pm
Communication Skills: Intermediate
Computer Software Skills: Intermediate
Ability to deal with fast pace setting: Intermediate
- High School or better
Licenses & Certifications
- MA DRIVER'S LICENSE
Knowledge of Nutrition and health codes
2 years: Experience in a food service setting