Culinary Worker

The Culinary Worker assists the Cooks in preparing, serving, and sanitation of the dining facility, equipment, and surfaces.

Job Description:

· Responsible for the setup and breakdown of the serving line.

· Responsible to help keep the dining and kitchen area clean and organized.

· Notify staff of items that need to be replenished and restocked.

· Responsible for helping to rotate perishable items at the end of the shift, to help ensure fresh products.

· Responsible for serving students, staff, and guests in a pleasant, efficient, courteous and professional manner.

· Responsible for assisting with dishes when necessary.

· Responsible for the changing and emptying of trash receptacles.

· Responsible for coming to work neat and clean and in proper attire.

· Be familiar with the communication system in the event of an emergency.

· Responsible for assisting with some programming and activity events when required.

· Assists workers engaged in preparing foods by performing any combination of duties including washing, peeling, cutting, and seeding vegetables and fruits.

· Cleans, cuts, and grinds meats, poultry, and seafood.

· Dips food items in crumbs, flour, and batter to bread them.

· Stirs and strain soups and sauces. weighs or measures designated ingredients.

· Carry pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from workstations, stoves, and refrigerators.

· Stores foods in designated areas, utilizing knowledge of temperature requirements and food spoilage.

· Clean and sanitize kitchen and commons area(s), equipment, and utensils, segregates and remove garbage, and steam-cleans or hoses garbage containers.

· Distributes supplies, utensils, and portable equipment, using a hand truck.

· Assists in the inventory of expendable and non-expendable supplies and materials.

· Operate kitchen equipment including dishwasher, slicer, mixer, etc.

· Know and follow all safety and sanitary rules and regulations related to food handling.

· Works towards meeting performance standard goals.

· Follows CDSS plan and Code of Conduct system daily.

· Adheres to required property control policies and procedures.

· Maintains good housekeeping/sanitation in all areas and complies with safety practices.

· Complies with all DOL guidelines, OFCCP regulation, Quality Assurance Plan (QAP) Bizzell’s policies and procedures, Job Corps notices and bulletins, and Center policies and procedures.

· Demonstrates and abides by The Bizzell Group’s core values and operating principles.

· Models, mentors, and monitors appropriate career success skills.

  • Helps students become more employable through continuous reinforcement.

· Participation in PRH-mandated staff training is mandatory. Failure to participate may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Performs other duties as assigned


Key Competencies:

Effective Communication

· Presents information both clearly and concisely and regularly confirms the correct interpretation of information.

· Very high standard of communication skills both written and verbal for the presentation of facts and ideas.

· Shows professional non-verbal body language and actively listens to others.

Organization of Work

· Action-oriented. Demonstrates the ability to handle several projects simultaneously with decision-making, flexibility, and problem-solving.

· Implements the key principles of time management, task allocation, and priority assignment in addition to personal organization.

· Shows attention to detail and ability to complete work with the highest level of accuracy and efficiency.

· Continually seek ways to improve employment services provided via the development of professional skills and personal growth.


· Demonstrates professional interpersonal skills when interacting with others. Abides by The Bizzell Group’s Healthy Workplace Environment policy.

· Acts as a team player and builds professional relationships with coworkers to achieve goals.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Knowledge of basic sanitation and cleaning procedures.

Ability to work under the direction of senior personnel.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

High level of organization, interpersonal, and communication skills.


One to three months of food service/preparation or related experience.


High School Diploma or equivalent is required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

NRA Food Service Sanitation or equivalent/Serve Safe. Valid State Driver’s License.