Gateway Region YMCA Cook job in Potosi, MO

Gateway Region YMCA
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$8.14 to $9.61 per hour (Snag Est. )
13528 State Highway AA
Potosi, MO 63664
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This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Under the direct supervision of the Food Service Director, the cooks are generally responsible for the preparation, cooking, baking, and dishing of all foods served at YMCA of the Ozarks and Camp Lakewood. They are also responsible for the cleaning of YMCA of the Ozarks and Camp Lakewood Food Service facilities, which at times may include dining areas adjacent to kitchen facilities. They are responsible for insuring that work areas are kept clean for safety and health purposes. They ultimately provide our guests with the highest possible quality food served in the safest possible manner.

  1. To maintain an efficient and sanitary work environment in aligns with Missouri Department of Health guidelines.
  2. To provide timely and attractive meals that is consistent in quality, flavor profile, presentation and temperatures, according to the recipe.
  3. To read, follow and understand standardized recipes.
  4. To submit and provide feedback, suggestions, and procedures that may enhance the overall presentation of current recipes.
  5. To increase the base of well-satisfied customers, resulting in return and new business.
  6. Cooks operate on a rotating basis, performing tasks that will include but not limited to: Cooking, Baking, Seasoning, Salad preparation, Serving, Barbecuing, Preparation of snacks for catering events, Special dinner, banquets, and requests for catering events and any other tasks assigned by a Food Service Manager or Lead Cook.
  7. Follow established policies and procedures of all phases of the YMCA of the Ozarks employee handbook.
  8. At times cooks may be requested to wash dishes, serve as waitresses, or perform other duties, in low enrollment periods, or when it is impossible to secure student help.
  9. Must wear approved uniforms; hairnets or hats; nametags; and follow prescribed health and hygiene codes as prescribed by the Food Service Director and wear clean apron when on serving line.
  10. Must complete daily and weekly cleaning checklist by completion of each shift.
  11. Must work with speed and accuracy in order to complete all assigned tasks with in the scheduled workday.
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgements, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks and plans work. Follows budgeting policies and procedures and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. Has a basic understanding of the following: General Office Equipment, Quality Control, Production Monitoring and Event Planning.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Understands the daily impact of the following and represents them in a positive manner: Customer Oriented, Delegation, Establishing Priorities, Flexibility, Integrity & Trust, Interpersonal Skills, Listening Skills, Organization & Planning, Peer Relationships & Teamwork, Problem Solving, Results Oriented, Self-Starter, Valuing Diversity.

Ozarks - Cook

Part Time

YMCA of the Ozarks


Must be at least 18 years old



One year of food service related work experience is preferred but not necessary. On-site training is provided.

Special skills, Licenses, Certifications or Equipment:

Must be able to read and understand recipes, Serve Safe certification is a plus but not mandatory for this position. Basic knowledge of cooking and cook temperatures.

“Clean as you go” work ethic is a must.

  1. Physical Mobility: walking, climbing, stairs, standing, kneeling, bending, leaning, stooping and sitting for extended periods of time.
  2. Physical Dexterity: ability to use telephone, computer, electronic equipment, exercise equipment, office equipment (fax, copier, stapler, etc.), tools and machinery as needed.
  3. Lifting: ability to lift up to 50 pounds, up to 36 inches high.
  4. Sensory Requirements: ability to hear, listen, speak, smell, touch, taste, see and distinguish colors.
  5. Ability to drive vehicles (golf carts, car, van and/or bus)
  6. Ability to maintain alertness for several hours at a time.
  7. Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate.
  8. Ability to tolerate extreme temperature conditions (heat and/or cold)
  9. Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.

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Posted: 2018-10-15

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