Cook Van Manager

Recruiter
Sosi Kaskanian
Location
Cranbrook
Salary
Not specified
Posted
15 Jan 2019
Closes
22 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Overview: Our “Live Life on the Veg Cook Van” will be used to promote awareness of the charity and raise important funds to sustain the charity's work, throughout events in East Sussex and Kent. The cook van will also visit local schools and educational establishments, promoting and providing healthy, nutritious food. An exciting new opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to manage the cook van on behalf of Hands of Hope, reporting to the current Trustees: PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Set Up - The Cook Van Manager is responsible for preparing the cook van before the start of each shift, including the relevant paperwork. The manager must make sure that all the supplies that will be needed are available and ready for use. This can include preparing some items in the commercial kitchen before they are stored in the food truck, or performing simple tasks such as stocking the truck with carry out boxes or food boats. Prepping and Cooking Food - The manager will be asked to prep and cook the food for service each day. Depending on the needs of the food truck, the manager may also be asked to prepare items for special events. Clean Up - At the end of a shift, the manager is responsible for cleaning the food van. This means disposing of rubbish, cleaning utensils, pots, and pans, and cleaning cooking surfaces. Stocking - The manager may also be called on to unload delivery trucks and store inventory correctly. Duties and Responsibilities: Book events across the year Participate in and execute private events and catering Work 3-4 shifts/week in the cook van Prepare cook van equipment for use during service. i.e. fryer, oven, etc… Ready cook van for service to ensure cleanliness and efficiency Prep and cook food for service to established standards Take orders and determine what menu items to prepare and use time management to determine pacing of order delivery to the customer Follows all applicable health and safety policy guidelines to ensure a sanitary and safe working environment at all times Displays an interest in and passion for healthy food and its origins Shares a passion for Hands of Hope charitable aims Performs closing duties at the end of each shift to ensure cleanliness of the food truck kitchen and preparation for the next day's service Drive a large vehicle and follow all Motor Vehicle Laws and Regulations May be asked to take on extra tasks or assist in other areas from time to time Knowledge and Skills: Possess a positive and outgoing attitude Excellent communication and customer service skills Reliable and trustworthy Ability to effectively work independently with minimal supervision Strong knowledge of back-of-the-house operations Must have open availability - able to work nights, weekends and holidays Must have a valid driver's licence and clean driving record Possess excellent basic math skills and have the ability to operate a cash register or POS system. Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 6 hours). Ability to embrace change and demonstrate continuous flexibility Able to perform the physical demands of the position

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