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Meal Coordinator

Ali Forney Center


Description
This position has direct responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the nutritional services of our clients. The Meal Coordinator is responsible for all implementation of food services in the Drop-In Center program including the preparation of attractive, OCSF-approved meals; keeping the kitchen clean and sanitary according to Health Department ordinances; and maintaining adequate food, supplies, and nutrition records. In addition the cook must adhere to proper portion controls as stipulated by OCSF and DYCD.

Responsibilities:

• Understands and uses nutritional needs to prepare meals in accordance with USDA, OCSF, and DYCD guidelines
• Understands and strictly adheres to health, safety, food handling and sanitation requirements before, during and after meal preparation.
• Plan and participate in nutritious cooking activities with clients, including running nutritional, cooking and/or baking groups with clients.
• Maintain nutrition record-keeping and reporting.
• Maintain requisition of food, household supplies and inventory control of the same.
• Review food and supplies order sheets
• Ensure proper storage of all foods, fresh, frozen or prepared.
• Monitor and maintain proper food temperatures.
• Maintain kitchen dining room, food closets, freezers, refrigerators and other food preparation areas clean and sanitary.
• Maintain and be aware of client allergies and concerns.
• Serve and clean up after meals.
• Ensure for the safe locked storage of all dangerous utensils, knives and chemical or cleaning supplies at all times.
• Planning and preparation of all meals to be served easily in one's absence, including weekends, holidays and scheduled time off.

Qualifications:
HS Diploma or GED; food handler license. Experience working with homeless youth. Ability to plan and cook nutritious meals for a large number of people. A background understanding of the use of commercial kitchen equipment.

How TO APPLY:
Interested applicants may email resumes and cover letter to jobs@aliforneycenter.org. No phone calls please.


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