Prep Chef / Food Service Worker

    • Job Tracking ID: 512773-528894
    • Job Location: Essex, CT
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Seasonal
    • Date Updated: March 28, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

General Requirements:
The Prep Chef / Food Service Worker is responsible for the preparation and serving of all meals at a specific location owned and operated by the Valley Railroad. The Prep Chef / Food Service Worker will comply with food quality, nutrition, and productivity standard, as assigned by the Food Service Director.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Seeks guidance from the Food Service Director indicating standard recipes and preparation techniques.
2. Selects, weighs and measures ingredients.
3. Prepares main dishes and/or bakes products for consumption in any food establishment operated by the Valley Railroad.
4. Assists in setting up steam tables, serving, and storing foods.
5. Cleans equipment, utensils and work areas to include floors.

Minor Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Assists with the hand washing of dishes, pots, pans and kitchen utensils.
2. Perform cashier duties as needed.
3. Responsible for inventory control in the assigned area.
4. Maintain and follow all required standards of sanitation and safety.
5. Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

High School diploma required. Specialized training in food preparation and/or food service management with demonstrable computer, record keeping, and communication skills is highly preferred.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand? walk? use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls? and talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms.
The employee is required to be on his/her feet for extended periods of time.
The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward.
The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp utensils or carry pots and pans.
The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds such as crates, bags or cartons of canned or fresh produce.
The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables, or bulk food carts.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors.
The employee will work near or with food preparation equipment.
The employee may occasionally work with toxic or caustic chemicals such as degreasers and sprays.
The employee must be able to meet deadlines with severe time constraints.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.