This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit,
charitable organization committed to strengthening
community through youth development, healthy living and social
responsibility. Under the direct supervision of
the Food Service Director, the full time lead cooks are
generally responsible for the preparation, cooking,
baking, and dishing of all foods served at YMCA of the Ozarks
and Camp Lakewood.
Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture.
In the Y, we strive to live our cause of
strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every
day. We are welcoming: we are open to all.
We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine:
we value you and embrace your
individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your
potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are
nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full
potential. We are determined: above all else,
we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger
beginning with you. The Gateway Region YMCA strictly follows a zero
tolerance policy regarding child abuse.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist Director level staff in food ordering, receiving, and
- Assist Director level staff in the structure, tasks, and
schedule for a "Back of the House" training
To assist Director Level staff with supervising, and managing
- Full time lead cooks operate on a rotating basis, performing
tasks that will include all aspects of cooking
and prep work, including preparation of snacks for catering
events, Special dinner, banquets, and
requests for catering events, Lead cooks must be able to cook on
any line in the kitchen.
- Must wear approved uniforms; hairnets or hats; nametags; and
follow prescribed health and hygiene
codes as prescribed by the Food Service Director and wear clean
apron when on serving line.
- To maintain an efficient and sanitary work environment in
aligns with Missouri Department of Health
- To provide timely and attractive meals that are consistent in
quality, flavor profile, presentation and
temperatures, according to the recipe. Maintain temperatures by
checking the buffet line throughout the
- To read, follow and understand standardized recipes. Submit and
provide feedback, suggestions, and
procedures that may enhance the overall presentation of current
Must complete daily and weekly cleaning checklist by completion
of each shift.
- Must work with speed and accuracy in order to complete all
assigned tasks within the scheduled
workday. Full time lead cooks must take ownership of the
- Must be able to cook to the numbers so they are no overages or
shortages to help maintain food cost.
Keep leftovers to a minimum.
To know allergies and be able to communicate with the guest and
make sure their food is safe.
- Performs all other duties as assigned.
The YMCA Welcomes a Diverse Workforce
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
? High School Diploma or GED
? Five years of cooking experience.
? Possess and maintain a ServeSafe certification
WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
? Physical Mobility: walking, climbing, stairs, standing,
kneeling, bending, leaning, stooping and sitting for
extended periods of time.
? Physical Dexterity: Chopping, slicing, dicing, use of mixers,
cookware and utensils, telephone, computer,
and electronic equipment.
? Lifting: ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
? Sensory Requirements: ability to hear, listen, speak, smell,
touch, taste, see and distinguish colors.
? Ability to drive vehicles. (golf carts, car, van and/or
? Must have and maintain valid class E driver's license with a
good record and be able to operate YMCA
vehicles in a safe manner.
? Ability to maintain alertness for several hours at a time.
? Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
? Ability to tolerate extreme temperature conditions. (in and
out of coolers and freezers)
? Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations
and physical ability to act swiftly in an