Kitchen Aide

Kitchen Aide

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Under supervision of the Supervisor(s) of the Senior Services program, manage the congregate meals program for the Senior Center.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Follows all requirements relative to health codes and kitchen maintenance.
  • Ensures senior safety as required by Fire Department of New York (FDNY).
  • Coordinate with the site Coordinator in the ordering of perishable, non-perishable, commodities and cleaning supplies.
  • Assists in planning menus that are varied and nutritiously sound. Director, assuring that they are varied and nutritiously sound.
  • Make adjustments to menus where needed in order to maintain proper daily nutritional intake.
  • Follows all requirements relative to health codes and kitchen maintenance.
  • Ensures strict cleanliness of kitchen, food serving areas, and utensils, at all times.
  • Maintains oversight of the catered food required documentation.
  • Maintains the storage and supply closets.
  • Wears proper attire while preparing meals, as per set guidelines of the Department for the Aging (DFTA) and Department Of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
  • Documents the catered meal sheets upon receipt.
  • Accurately reports temperature of congregate meals when it arrives, and right before serving. Communicates changes and progress to Site Coordinator/ Director on a timely manner.
  • Maintains cleanliness and proper temperature of the refrigerator and freezer.
  • Confers with Site Coordinator and/or Director of any kitchen area concerns and/or problems, in a timely manner.
  • Reports potential unsafe conditions of the kitchen area to the Site Coordinator and/or Director, in a timely manner.
  • Incorporates daily assignment sheets for volunteers.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Develops alternative solutions with the Site Coordinator and Director.


  • Must receive/obtain a Food Protection License from the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, and receive a copy of their State guidelines. These guidelines must be followed at all times.
  • Must receive/obtain First Aid, CPR, AED training.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervise all volunteers assigned to the kitchen department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws

Job Type: Full-time

Salary details: $35,000.00 per year

Note: All Elmcor employees are subject to mandatory vaccinations per the New York City Vaccine Mandate regulations. All city employees and covered employees of contracted human services organizations must verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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