Food Service Cook


Job Purpose:
The primary purpose of this position is to plan menus and prepare meals for the Pine Ridge Academy children throughout the day.  These include, breakfast, morning snacks, lunches and afternoon snacks.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepares, cooks, heats, bakes, assembles and serves large quantities of a variety of foods, from fresh, canned, dry or frozen. These include, breakfast, morning snacks, lunches and afternoon snacks. 

  • Plans Academy Menus
  • Works rapidly and efficiently in performing job duties
  • Monitors Inventory at all times; and reports items that need to be reordered
  • Responsible for receiving incoming food orders and rotating stock
  • Disposes of waste, according to the Food Services Operating Procedures, OSHA, and the State Health Department processes and procedures
  • Operates ALL Kitchen Equipment, including but not limited to: basic knife handling skills, spatulas, whisks, tongs, spoons, and ladles
  • Knowledge and application of kitchen sanitation standards, and personal hygiene
  • Performs daily, weekly and monthly deep cleaning of service areas and all kitchen equipment, such as counters, tables, ovens, refrigerators, freezers and mixers
  • Develops and maintains safe and compliant food storage methods
  • Ensures all certifications and licenses are kept active and up to date
  • Works with a team mentality by performing, as needed, other duties, that may not be listed here
  • Attends staff meetings and assists with special events
  • Ability to lift over 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Ability to follow a recipe/instructions and measure ingredients accurately
  • Ability to withstand a wide range of temperatures
  • Is detail oriented, with strong organization and communication skills
  • Basic Reading and Math skills
  • Has or obtains ServSafe Certification
  • Is knowledgeable about food preparation and safety policies in a commercial kitchen
  • Able to pass Background Screening

Contact: Pine Ridge Academy

Address: 1045 East Normandy Blvd. Deltona FL 32725

Phone: 386-259-9245


Contact Us

The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011