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Company: Kent General Hospital
Location: Dover
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

General Summary:

The Food Service Associate performs a variety of routine duties related to the preparation and serving of food to customers. The Food Service Associate are expected to maintain high level of departmental sanitation including dishwashing, pot-washing, and cleaning according to policies and procedures. The Food Service Associate may be required to operate cash register or assist with catering services.

Essential Functions & Accountabilities:

+ Prepares and sets up cafeteria serving/patient tray lines; serves food as directed, using proper portion sizes and serving utensils; sets up menu board and signage reflecting current menu.

+ Assembles and delivers patient trays in accordance with written menus, established schedules, and procedures.

+ Assembles snacks and floor supplies with proper identification, labels, and assigns dates to all food stored in the refrigerator.

+ Serves as a cashier as needed, properly computing prices and providing correct change to customers, and following the established cash handling procedures.

+ Assists with catering services as needed, including delivery, assembly, and clean-up

+ Complies with sanitation guidelines in department; operates dish washing machine and washes pots and pans; assists with post-meal clean-up.

+ Assists in all aspects of food services as trained and necessary.

+ All other duties as assigned within the scope and range of job responsibilities

Required Educations and Experience:

+ High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.

+ Some knowledge of foodservice operations required.

+ Demonstrated work history required.

+ Prior cash handling (Front of house retail operations only. Not required for back of house.)

+ Basic computer literacy is required.

+ This position is required to work weekends and holidays.


+ Prior food service experience in preparing or packaging food and/or serving food products, prior cash handling.

+ History working with public

Special Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities:

+ Customer Service oriented

+ Food Safety Training

+ HACCP training

+ Proper hand washing skills

+ Must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.

Environmental and Physical Requirements:

Works with hot plates, pots and pans, steam tables; exposed to burn hazards, wetness, odors; works with cleaning and sanitizing chemicals; works with kitchen tools and machinery. Safety protocols established.

Physical Requirements

Occasional (1-33%): Squatting, Climbing, reaching above shoulder height, Crouching, Kneeling, lifting 50 pounds, pushing 35-45 pounds' cart or tilt truck, Pulling 35-45 pounds' cart or tilt truck

Frequent (34-66%): Bending, Walking, Reaching, Gripping, Carrying 25 pounds

Constant (67-100%): Standing

Essential Functions: Standing, Walking, Bending, Gripping, lifting 50 pounds, carrying 50 pounds, pushing 35-45 pounds' cart or tilt truck, Pulling 35-45 pounds' cart or tilt truck

Tasks Not Required: Sitting, Crawling, Climbing

Required Personal Protective Equipment: Goggles, steel mesh gloves, vinyl gloves, slip resistant shoes, dust mask, hair restraints.

Keywords: Kent General Hospital, Wilmington , FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE, Hospitality & Tourism , Dover, Delaware

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