Food Service Worker

Swainsboro, GA 30401

Posted: 08/30/2021 Industry: Light Industrial Job Number: 1957400 Pay Rate: $9.00/hour

Job Description

Food Service Worker

Job Summary:
This is a manual and semi-skilled position involving a variety of food service duties in the dining hall and kitchen. Work involves serving foods, cleaning facilities and dish washing, and preparing serving line meals. Position also requires preparing beverages and food items as well as assisting other food service workers in such tasks as cleaning and paring vegetables, serving from a serving line, cleaning tables, and sweeping and mopping floors. Employees are responsible not only for neatness and cleanliness in preparing, handling and serving food, but for serving patrons in a pleasant and courteous manner. Must maintain highest standards of safety and sanitation in assigned areas. A standard of excellence is required in providing fast, courteous and professional customer service, thereby promoting the interest and mission of the department. Employee must have the ability to multitask and remain professional while under pressure. Position requires performance of additional duties as assigned.

Major Duties:
Greets customers and provides quick, friendly, and personal, yet professional service
Maintains the highest level of standards for all product preparation and presentation
Follows health, safety, and sanitation guidelines for all products and equipment
Generates customer satisfaction by responding appropriately to customer concerns
Adheres to appropriate uniform standards of dress and behavior in the workplace
Performs assigned cleaning tasks in accordance with cleaning standards
Communicates with supervisor to solve problems and improve quality and service

Knowledge Required By Position:
Knowledge of food safety and safe food handling practices
Ability to maintain stock of ingredients and supplies
Able to follow recipes in English
Ability to work under pressure in fast paced environment
Must be organized and a problem solver
Some heavy lifting and cleaning required

Supervisory Controls:
The Director and Caf Supervisor will assign work in terms of general instructions.

Complexity/Scope of Work:
The work consists of multiple tasks of varying degrees of complexity, some of which require the use of knives, appliances with blades, and appliances that generate high levels of heat and steam.
The position requires the ability to multi-task in an environment where customer impatience may add to employee pressure.

Contacts are students, faculty, staff, and members of the general public.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:
The work is typically performed during standard daytime hours. Availability to work nights and weekends may be required.
The work involves walking, lifting, bending, stretching, and stooping.
The work involves the operation of food and beverage preparation equipment.
The work is performed in a small food preparation area inside a building.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED
Food/beverage preparation and service experience preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:
Completion of a vocational training course in food preparations and service; and or experience in large-scale institutional or commercial cooking
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