Food & Nutrition - Culinary Services Lead- Alfond Center for
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Augusta, ME 04332
Food & Nutrition – Culinary Services Lead- Alfond Center for Health, Full-time
Food & Nutrition Services
35 Medical Center Parkway
Augusta, Maine, 04330
Are you an experienced cook and leader with a passion for cooking high quality food in a state of the art kitchen? At MaineGeneral Health we pride ourselves in using responsibly sourced foods and incorporating as many local foods into our menu program as we can. We spend approximately 20% of our food budget on locally sourced foods for our patients, employees and guests. We have a strong focus on community involvement and are motivated on improving food insecurity in the Central Maine area. We have an excellent reputation for our patient food and our award winning cafeteria was featured in Downeast Magazine as a “Best Unexpected Lunch Spot” in 2015.
We are looking for an individual who is Self-motivated, Customer Service Based and Passionate about creating a fun and successful work environment. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply for immediate consideration!
Shift is 12p-8:30p, E/O weekend & rotating holidays****
+ This position works reports directly to the Culinary Services Supervisor and works alongside the Food Service Team. The lead is also expected to cover Associate tasks as directed by need in addition to their areas of responsibility
+ Lead the shift in the absence of the Supervisor and insure that all tasks are complete before they leave for the day.
+ Preparing and cooking food, and know all styles of cooking performed in the kitchen
+ Hold start of shift huddles at the beginning of each shift to keep everyone engaged and on the same page.
+ Perform post shift cleaning inspections in order to insure staff are meeting our expectations of cleanliness.
+ Assist supervisor in the scheduling of staff.
+ Provide input on staff appraisals throughout the year and provide feedback with staff and Supervisor.
+ Work the outlined lead routine on the floor and check in with staff periodically throughout the shift and provides support as needed.
+ Participates in training of new staff members and ongoing educational programs for staff.
The ideal candidate will have:
+ Must understand receiving, production, and service flow
+ Ability to motivate an array of different personalities and skills. Ability to resolve interpersonal situations.
+ Strong high -volume batch cooking skill. Ability to produce fresh, quality healthy food products safely and in accordance of the Maine Food Code
+ Ability to communicate effectively among coworkers and leadership.
+ Read and comprehend task instructions then ensure they are followed
+ Servsafe within 6 months of hire
+ Previous supervisory experience in a related role preferred
+ Excellent customer service skills!
+ Competitive Benefit package including Health, Dental, and Disability options
+ Generous earned time program & shift differentials
+ Retirement plans with employer match
We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic, are encouraged to apply.