Food Service Manager/Cook

Ibero-American Action League | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 3/17/2023


Under the supervision of the Health & Nutrition Coordinator, the Food Service Manager/Cook will be responsible for all the food services duties of the Childhood department and "Centro de Oro" (senior center).

Essential Functions:

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Reports to the Health & Nutrition Coordinator.
  • Establishes and maintains good working relationships with agency staff, staff from related business and agencies.
  • Plans menus for the "Centro de Oro" and the Early Childhood Center.
  • Plans and posts weekly menus following standards specified by the CACFP.
  • Orders supplies and maintains inventory.
  • Makes direct purchases of food and supplies as needed.
  • Receives and accounts for goods needed to prepare meals.
  • Plans for prepares and serves lunch following Department of Health guidelines.
  • Maintain daily production records for both programs.
  • Ensures seniors are served appropriate portions in accordance with DOH and office for the Aging guidelines and children (CACFP).
  • Ensures children are served appropriate portions in accordance with D.O.H. and CACFP guidelines.
  • Prepares foods ensuring children's special dietary needs are met.
  • Takes safety precautions to prevent accidents, fire, and food poisoning.
  • Completes all work in a timely manner.
  • Attends scheduled staff meetings, staff and other center events as assigned.
  • Maintains confidentially.
  • Continues to develop professionally.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


This position holds a relatively high degree of independence within the framework of the agency's policies and procedures. The individual must be resourceful and able to display initiative and understanding of interpersonal relations.

Position Qualifications:

Competency Statement(s)

  • Analytical Skills - Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
  • Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate professionalism conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Interpersonal-Ability/desire to understand others' attitudes/interests/needs/nonverbal behavior, listening skills, and understanding strengths/limitations of others.
  • Relationship Building-Ability to build/maintain friendly relationships/networks with people who might be useful in achieving work-related goals.
  • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
  • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Management experience.
  • College Degree, High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Food Service experience.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Experience cooking in large volume.
  • Must know how to cook Hispanic Food.
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions in both languages.
  • Food Services Certification.
  • Must have clearance through NYS Central Registry, good health, clean police record.

Physical Demands:

The position does require occasional standing, squatting, lifting of up to approximately 40 lbs. And frequent sitting.

Ibero American Action League is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.

Employment Type
Full Time

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