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Kitchen Team Leader

150 Martin Rd, Buffalo, NY 14218, USA Req #159
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Responsible to: Director of Food and Environmental Services

Job Summary:
The Kitchen Team Leader plays a lead role in the overall preparation and distribution of the daily meals.
They assist the production manager in ensuring the quality and adherence to the menu. They are
responsible for preparing high quality meals that meet the individual’s meal requirements.
This position starts at the hourly rate of $16.64 USD, or higher depending on qualified years of experience. 

Essential Job Duties:
  • Cooks food in quantities according to standardized menus, recipes and number of persons to be served.
  • Oversees the production of medically prescribed diet modifications for individuals in our care. 
  •  Oversees and participates in the production and preparation of quality meals with consideration for nutritional adequacy, menu modifications based on product availability or individual’s needs, NSLP requirements, taste and presentation.
  • Responsible for receiving and inventorying product and supply orders as scheduled.
  •  Maintains a sanitary work environment by following agency policies and NYS Health Department guidelines.
  • Operates and maintains food service equipment appropriately.
  • Washes and sanitizes dishes and cookware.
  • Oversees the delivery of food and sundry products.
  • Oversees the production records and meal counts for the NSLP.
  • Assists in the direction and participates in the daily operations in the kitchen.
  •  Serves as a mentor for the food service staff.
  • Assists in the training of food service staff and serves as a role model in the day to day operations.
  • Replaces delivery staff as directed.
  • Adjusts timelines as needed for preparation.
  • Responsible for checking food temperatures, documentation and compliance.
  • Responsible for daily paperwork.
  • Any other duty as requested by your supervisor.
1. Ability to communicate effectively.
2. Ability to operate and maintain small and large Food Service equipment and machinery.
3. Organizational skills
4. Ability to understand and apply safety standards to ensure compliance with environmental service
regulatory standards.
5. Knowledge of NSLP and Nutri-Kids software.
6. Customer service skills.

Minimum Degree preferred: High school diploma or GED

Minimum Experience Required: 3 years of related work experience.

Required License/Registration/Certification: Valid New York State Drivers License

  • New Hire Orientation

Physical Requirements:
The overall nature of the position is non-sedentary requiring physical effort with occasional physical exertion required. There is frequent exposure to environmental conditions.
• The constant physical demand of the position is standing, walking, climbing, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and eye/hand/foot coordination.
• The frequent physical demands of the position are lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, handling, grasping, and feeling.
• The occasional physical demands of the position are sitting, standing, walking.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $16.64
  • Job Start Date Monday, May 29, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • 150 Martin Rd, Buffalo, NY 14218, USA