Camp Cook

Job Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the camp food service manager, prepares and cooks meals according to standards set forth by the camp, YMCA, County and State. When working shifts apart from the food service manager or as assigned, be responsible for all meal related kitchen duties including overseeing food aides and dishwashers
Scope and Responsibilities:
Manage all aspects of food preparation including cooking and serving food according to set standards
Utilize a variety of cooking techniques: baking, saut??ing, grilling, steaming, frying etc.
Use a variety of kitchen equipment (i.e. slicer, ovens, griddles, mixers, knives, etc.)
Put customer needs first
Quality control
Maintain a clean kitchen at all times
Be able to understand the details of menu planning and substitute items as needed
Assist with other kitchen duties as needed (i.e. dish washing if the group is small in size)
Stock and rotate inventory
Follow and maintain health department standards for foodservice
Maintain temperature logs on all refrigerators/freezers
Other duties as assigned
Supports the commitment of the YMCA to child abuse prevention by:
Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor.
Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children.
Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor.
Complete all child abuse prevention training as required.
Must be 18 years or older
Must have high school diploma or equivalent work/education experience
Must have prior work experience in food service industry - previous experience as a cook preferred but not required
Must have ability to follow oral & written instructions
Willingness to be trained in operating kitchen equipment
Willingness to be trained and follow food service sanitation practices
Be able to have and maintain positive relationships with all customers from point of contact
Must be able to stand on feet for extended period of time; walk stairs; lift up to 50lbs.
Be Part of Our Mission
The mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness and healthy living. Our network of 20 membership centers, five camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs at 100+ sites in the city and suburbs provides everyone with a safe place to learn, play and grow. In this role, you'll be an integral part of ensuring the YMCA continues to be a leader in making our city a world-class place to live and raise a family. So you're not just impacting a bottom line, you're impacting people and communities all over Chicagoland.

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