Career Services Job Opportunities

Assistant Cook

Description: • Under the direction of the Head Cook and/or Food Service Manager ensure that congregate meals are prepared according to our DFTA standardize recipes and cooked to the appropriate food temperatures deemed by the Department of Health and DFTA for meal service • Assist Head Cook and/or Food Service Manager with the daily supervision of volunteers and other food service workers, particularly as it relates to food production, cleanliness of kitchen, and storage areas • Anticipate food service needs for the day and upcoming week to ensure that all preparations for production needs are met • Ensure that proper sanitation, cleaning schedules, and safety guidelines in the kitchen are followed at all times • Maintain compliance with all food handling procedures, including those of the Department of Health, the Department for the Aging, and Henry Street Settlement • Oversee accurate record-keeping of food production and of food and refrigeration equipment temperature logs on a daily basis • Work closely with Food Service Manager and/or Head Cook to ensure that all food and kitchen supplies are ordered, received, dated, rotated and stored in a timely manner • Other duties as assigned by the Food Service Manager and Head Cook

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity Full Time
Location NY
Field of Study Any
Degree Wanted High school diploma or GED
Special Skills & Requirements • High school diploma or GED and two (2) years of food service experience required • 2 years’ experience in a fast-paced kitchen; line cook experience preferred • At least one (1) year experience working with senior citizens preferred • Must have NYC Food Handlers stamped photo license • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and stand for long periods of time as needed • Must be available to work Sundays • Bilingual Spanish or Chinese helpful
Company Name Henry Street Settlement
Address: 265 Henry Street, New York, NY 10002
Phone: 212-766-9200
About the Company: Good Companions is Henry Street Settlement’s multilingual and multicultural senior citizen center that has been serving the needs of the Lower East Side’s senior community for over 60 years by offering a variety of activities and social services. The staff speaks English, Chinese and Spanish The Center provides important nutritional information to enhance the health of seniors, and offers affordable hot lunches Sunday through Friday and dinners Monday through Friday. Seniors are encouraged to participate in health promotion and recreational activities, including health and wellness programs, parties, trips, arts and crafts, musical entertainment, recreation, nutrition presentations and educational seminars, and to take advantage of the two fitness rooms, complete with exercise machines and free weights. A bilingual Social Worker is also available to provide case management and information/referral services. The kitchen is responsible for preparing 112 meals for lunch, 80 meals for dinner Monday through Friday and 80 meals for our lunch program on Sundays. This position reports to the Food Service Manager.
How To Apply: Please email your resume to Please indicate “Assistant Cook” in the subject line.
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