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Department Of Youth Services Cook ll in Brewster, Massachusetts

The Department of Youth Services (DYS) is seeking dynamic, positive, service-minded individual with culinary experience to fill the role of Cook II located at the Brewster location - Southeast Region. The selected candidate will be responsible for the preparation of a variety of large-scale meals & snacks for the residents & staff of the Brewster Treatment facility. The incumbent will also observe & monitor residents\' behavior, ensure that all kitchen equipment & utensils are secured & accounted for, as well as supervision of residents in the kitchen during vocational trainings. For additional information about the Department of Youth Services & its programs please watch: Duties & Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary & not all inclusive): Prepare food in quantities according to menu & number of person to be served adjusting recipes as needed to produce required amounts. Evaluate food for quality, quantity, appearance, temperature & taste through observation & tasting in order to determine if it is fresh, properly portioned & prepared correctly. Assist in maintaining an accurate inventory; ordering of food for the facility. Operate &/or use kitchen equipment such as cutlery, grinders & slicers to portion &/or prepare food for cooking. Ensure cleanliness of the kitchen/food service area on a daily basis including basic food sanitary codes & proper serving procedures as well as Inspect work storage areas for compliance with sanitation codes. Contribute to the safety & security of residents in DYS custody as well as the safety & security of the building. Observe the conduct & behavior of residents; especially while in the cafeteria. Determine type or amount of ingredients which may be substituted in or omitted from recipes without altering taste, appearance or quality. Measure & mix ingredients according to recipe using kitchen utensils & equipment, in order to prepared soups, salads, desserts, dressings, gravies, sauces, stews, etc. Roast, fry, boil, broil & season meat, fish, poultry, vegetables & other food required for daily meals. Provide on-the-job training for new employees in order to teach cooking skills & ensure compliance with safety, sanitary & food preparations. Administer CPR & physical interventions when necessary & according to Departmental policy & procedure. Required Qualifications: Proficient in the standard methods, techniques, safety practices & procedures in food h&ling, storage, preparation cooking & serving. Understanding of the effects of time, temperature, & weather conditions on food as well as methods & techniques for preserving food. Experience in the types & uses of utensils & equipment used in food preparation & cooking such as ovens, knives, stoves, steamers, etc., including care & maintenance of such equipment. Knowledge of the tables of liquid & dry measurements, judging proper quality, appearance, & condition of food as well as the ability to read & interrupt recipes. Preferred Qualifications: Serve Safe Certified Ability in menu preparation & planning. Knowledge of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, specifications, standards & guidelines governing assigned unit activities. Experience with the American Dietetic Association codes, symbols & abbreviations. Training & experience in crisis intervention, restraint training, suicide prevention, CPR, & First Aid. Ability to work in a juvenile corrections facility work & train youths in Culinary Arts Schedule: Schedule: 10:30am - 6:30pm with Wednesday & Thursday off. See complete job description when applying