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FOOD AND NUTRITION - Cook

Harlem, New York, NY 10027, USA Req #175
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
The Fortune Society, Inc. (Fortune) has been working for over 54 years in service to our mission: to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. The organization has evolved into one of the nation’s preeminent reentry and justice-informed service organizations, providing formerly-incarcerated people with the skills and wrap-around services needed to break the cycle of crime and incarceration and to build productive lives in their communities. Fortune has a highly specialized skill set to serve this population, with over 54 years of experience serving formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City and over 20 years of experience managing supportive housing. 

Title: Cook
 
Shifts available:  Saturday through Wednesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
 
Wednesday through Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm


Position Summary:

Cooks delicious, healthful meals using standardized recipes. Those who have a lot of restaurant experience but are ready for a more stable, calm environment may particularly enjoy this position. Cooks with a bakers’ experience are encouraged to apply.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cooks delicious meals in accordance with menus, recipes and nutrition standards set by City, Director and food safety regulations;
  • Maintains the kitchen, its equipment, and serves (when needed) to residents in a respectful manner
  • Upholds quality standards by helping to ensure continuity of recipe execution between locations.
  • Works with assistants to complete inventory, procurement and requisite paperwork and administrative duties as needed;
  • Communicates food, supply and equipment needs in a timely fashion;
  • Knowledge of culinary terms and techniques especially those that make healthful foods delicious.
  • Reliable and punctual—a team player that understands the culture of a kitchen
  • Contributes to an organized, clean and sanitary working environment as dictated by departmental and governmental regulations.
  • Works in other Fortune Fresh program areas as needed.
  • Communicates well with the team.


Qualifications:

  • Wide experience in cooking, food preparation including fresh produce, baking and serving
  • NYC Food Handlers certification required
  • 3 years of professional cooking experience, preferably at a mix of restaurant and institutional settings
  • Ability to follow recipes
  • Commitment to food quality
  • Desire and willingness to make good nutrition part of cooking process;
  • Creativity and awareness of food trends/tailoring food to appropriate audiences desirable.


Travel Requirements
- Travel between Harlem and LIC locations.


Physical Demands: Ability to lift boxes of food and beverages as needed, up to 50 lbs.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis). Applicants should not provide medical or genetic information in their applications.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, citizenship status, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $40,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $45,000.00
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  • Harlem, New York, NY 10027, USA