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Ozarks- Lead Cook/ Food Service/ Ozarks/ Part Time

Company: YMCA of Greater St Louis
Location: Potosi
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


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.


  1. Assist Director level staff in food ordering, receiving, and menu implantation.

  2. Assist Director level staff in the structure, tasks, and schedule for a "Back of the House" training


  1. To assist Director Level staff with supervising, and managing shift personnel.

  2. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. To maintain an efficient and sanitary work environment in aligns with Missouri Department of Health


  1. 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


  1. To read, follow and understand standardized recipes. Submit and provide feedback, suggestions, and

procedures that may enhance the overall presentation of current recipes.

  1. Must complete daily and weekly cleaning checklist by completion of each shift.

  2. 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 kitchen's cleanliness.

  1. 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.

  1. To know allergies and be able to communicate with the guest and make sure their food is safe.

  2. 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


? 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 bus),

? 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


Keywords: YMCA of Greater St Louis, Columbia , Ozarks- Lead Cook/ Food Service/ Ozarks/ Part Time, Other , Potosi, Missouri

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