This is a standardized position for the Nutrition and Food Service Modernization at the VA Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. You will work in one or more functional areas of the kitchen such as food preparation, dish and pot washing, dry and refrigerated storage and receiving, and the serving area doing work such as portioning cold food, dipping hot food, working in the dish room and passing trays. Major duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) Serves food cafeteria style by placing uniform portions of food on customers'/patients'/residents' plates; Sets up dining room tables for service, place food and beverages on tables, and replenish items as necessary; Delivers meal trays to the patients' bedsides and report the patients' comments and complaints to the supervisor or dietitian; Prepares fresh fruit/cold salads/dressings/sandwich fillings and cold sandwiches and simple cold desserts in specified quantities; Provides assistance to cooks in the food preparation area, such as weigh, measure and assemble ingredients according to standardized recipes; Operates and break down and clean all equipment assigned to food service and related areas; Portions food items into standard serving sizes using the proper utensils and specified dishware; Reads and interpret a regular or modified menu, individual diet cards, tray tickets or patient selections; Identifies obvious discrepancies between the prescribed diets and the food items designated by the menu; Performs heavy-duty cleaning tasks throughout the food service and related areas; Moves garbage cans when collecting and transferring trash from the work area to the disposal area; Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Sunday through Saturday 5:30 am - 2:00 pm and 11:00 am - 7:30 pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized
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