Food Service Worker

 

DJJ is looking for a dedicated and reliable Food Service Worker for our secure facility cafeterias. A variety of duties are assigned in support of the overall mission of the department. 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision, learns to prepare, heat, and finish cooking food items and serve customers. Learns how to receive and disburse money in a food service establishment. Cleans work areas, equipment, utensils, dishes, and silverware.

 

JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • Completes all paperwork accurately, thoroughly, and timely.
  • Maintains a high level of kitchen cleanliness and sanitation. Cleans work areas, equipment, utensils, storage areas, and dishes.
  • Cooks and prepares food according to established procedures and standardized recipes.
  • Follows preparation and serving schedule for all meals and snacks daily.
  • Ensures maintains, and documents appropriate temperature of hot and cold foods prepared and held for service.
  • Stores food according to proper temperature guidelines in appropriate areas.
  • Prepares food through the proper usage of large equipment, small wares, and utensils.
  • Prepares serving line by setting up food and supplies in the correct area and ensures temperatures remain in appropriate range throughout service.
  • Provides customer service through serving food in a pleasant, courteous, and attractive manner.
  • Follows safe food handling procedures to help ensure the health and safety of customers.
  • Follows menus, standardized recipes, portion sizes, and special diet menus.
  • Maintains cleanliness, sanitation, and organization of dining area.
  • Reports maintenance needs immediately to supervisor.
  • Demonstrates cost awareness in the use of property and supplies.
  • Operates and maintains equipment according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Ensures quality of items received from vendors and matches deliveries to invoice to ensure correct quantities and items.
  • Ensures proper inventory management and orderly storage. Follows first-in-first-out inventory management procedure and monitors weekly, or more often, for expired products in all storage areas.
  • Follows tool and chemical control procedures and completes accurate perpetual chemical inventory records.
  • Cleans equipment after use and prepares equipment for next use.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of sanitation and safety practices, proper cleaning methods, and uses the correct chemicals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

High school diploma or GED

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 6-12 months of work experience as an assistant in preparing, cooking, and serving foodservice operations.
  • ServSafe Certified

NOTE: DJJ offers a food service progression plan that provides promotion with additional monies at the 6th month and 18th month of employment.


The position may be filled at a higher level.

The Department of Juvenile Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.