Job Description

Kitchen Assistant - Skills Center

Department:Skills Center
Location:Phoenix, AZ

The St. Mary's Food Bank Skills Center is seeking a Kitchen Assistant to assist our Chef Instructors in our Community Kitchen culinary program.

Position Responsibilities:
* Assists with the instruction of basic culinary skills, and use of kitchen equipment under the direction of the Chef Instructors.
* Helps open the assigned training kitchen and prepares for daily activities.
* Ensures students are following all proper food handling and sanitation guidelines, under the direction of the Chef Instructors.
* Manages a clean well maintained and organized kitchen.
* Maintains current inventory of food items, paper goods and cleaning products.
* Assists Chef Instructor checking in and putting away weekly food orders.
* Inspects kitchen along side student team leader after group cleaning is complete.
* Ensures proper documentation of all cooler and freezer temperatures.
* Ensures all food product is labeled properly, rotated, and disposed of by its expiration date.
* Accompanies Chefs at events related to the CK program and Food Bank during and after regular business hours.
* Act as a mentor to all students, in a respectful and professional manner.
* Always maintain professional boundaries with students.
* Reports all concerns to Kitchen Manager regarding food, facility, or student issues.
* Complete Mise en Place for Chefs demonstrations and daily activities
* Copy recipes for student cooking activities prior to class.
* Help prepare meals for students, staff, clients, and guests as needed.
* Assist with catering events on and off site as instructed.
* Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift, carry and pull fifty pounds.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
* Working understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
* Basic typing and computer skills.
* High level of interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others.
* Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision.
* Ability and willingness to work with and teach a diverse population.

Starting pay is $18/hr. St. Mary’s offers a generous compensation package which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, PTO, employer paid life insurance and more. This is your chance to make a difference. Join our Mission to alleviate hunger.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume to:

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