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Miss Hall's School
492 Holmes Road
PITTSFIELD, MA 01201

Fax:413-395-7051
Website:misshalls.org

Company Description:
Founded in 1898, Miss Hall’s School was one of the first all-girls boarding schools established in New England. Today the School is a nationally recognized, boarding and day independent secondary school that combines an exceptional college-preparatory curriculum with two acclaimed leadership programs, Horizons and the Girls’ Leadership Project. Both programs are central to our belief that, in addition to outstanding academic preparation, girls need additional skills that allow them to step confidently into college and beyond, when they will be expected to communicate effectively and authentically, voice opinions with resolve and respect, and be comfortable having influence, leading change, and contributing boldly and creatively to the common good.

Job Title:
Culinary Support Team Member - Dishwasher Utility
Salary Range:Location:
To Commensurate With Experience Pittsfield
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeRestaurant/Cooking/Food Service
Education Level:Work Experience:
High School or Equivalent
Required
Up to One Year
Preferred
Skills/Certifications/Licenses:
Wash dishes in a timely manner, ensuring they are efficiently cleaned and returned to service - Preference: Required
Description:
Position Description
The work of the Culinary Support Team is dependent upon the needs of the chef, shifting between providing support in the kitchen and maintaining the front of house. This busy position may provide assistance to the kitchen staff by assisting as a prep cook or action station attendant and/or cleaning the kitchen or it will provide assistance to community members in the front of house while ensuring that the serving line is stocked and clean. The Support Team will also ensure successful on-campus catering events. Members of the Culinary Support Team should exhibit excellent customer service skills, be flexible in their duties and daily work tasks, the have the ability to prioritize tasks efficiently in order to ensure each meal service is a positive experience for our community.
Responsibilities
Front of House Responsibilities May Include:
Set up serving stations and steam tables, overseeing food levels and restocking items in a timely manner
Brew coffee and tea and restock all beverage areas as needed
Ensure adequate availability of utensils, condiments, and other service-related products in the dining room during meal times and whenever food is available
Provide assistance to community members in the dining room as needed
Ensure serving counters and steam tables are tidy and sanitary, cleaning spills promptly and ensuring hygienic handling of food and utensils
Ensure all meals are properly labeled for contents and allergens as they leave the kitchen
Properly label, cover, and store foods at the appropriate temperature for an appropriate length of time
Clean, dust, and wipe furniture in the dining room, sanitizing tables regularly
Sweep and/or mop floors in the dining and kitchen areas, with prompt attention paid to spills
Empty/clean trash containers, removing trash and compost to designated areas
Support on-campus catering events with timely set-up and assist with service and clean-up

Kitchen Responsibilities May Include:
Prepare basic foods at the direction of the chefs by operating a variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients, washing, peeling, cutting and shredding produce and other ingredients and trimming and cutting meat in accordance with safety guidelines
Comply with recipes that are provided and ensure food safety by being aware of all ingredients and knowledgeable of allergens and potential cross-contamination
Evaluate food quality and preparedness through sanitary tasting methods
Utilize appropriate portions when preparing and serving items
Maintain a clean and sanitary work station and ensure equipment and work stations are clean prior to closing the kitchen for the night
Ensure food in the serving area is kept at the appropriate temperature for an appropriate length of time, following all food safety standards and completing temperature logs in a timely manner
Wash dishes in a timely manner, ensuring they are efficiently cleaned and returned to service
Polish silver and wash/sanitize food prep equipment and utensils as needed

Responsibilities of all Culinary Support Team members:
Comply with all safety policies and procedures in the kitchen and report accidents or injuries in a timely manner
Assist with other functions of the kitchen, including but not limited to tasks such as inventory, cleaning, catering service, or set-up of facilities for meetings, classrooms, conferences, events, etc. as needed
Represent Miss Hall’s School by providing professional and courteous service when interacting with community members and vendors
Function as an effective member of the Hospitality team with an emphasis on consistent and punctual attendance and high levels of customer service
Actively participate in weekly team meetings
Attend professional development opportunities, including continuing education related to food safety and preparation and all required in-house trainings
Accommodate the School’s need to alter the schedule and duties of this position as needed to include deep cleaning or special project needs during breaks or when the needs of the School have changed
Maintain an active presence and participate fully in campus life by attending School events, serving on committees and participating in recreational activities when possible
Requirements:
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
At least 2 years experience with food handling; institutional cooking experience preferred
In-depth knowledge related to safety and sanitation standards in food service; ServSafe certification required
Excellent understanding of food preparation fundamentals and portion sizes
Thorough knowledge of methods, tools, and equipment used in food service; advanced knife skills required
Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple concurrent time-sensitive projects skillfully, responsibly, and efficiently
Familiarity with allergen controls and labeling
Ability to remain composed during stressful situations
Demonstrated collaborative, collegial and responsible work habits with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Electronic media literacy and basic written communication skills
Superior verbal communication skills and demonstrated experience interacting effectively and respectfully with diverse constituencies
Demonstrated customer service skills and a sense of pride in the service being provided to the community
Integrity and discretion
Commitment to equity and inclusion and the ability to work within a diverse community
Commitment to the MHS Mission and Core Values
Must be flexible in order to ensure effective coverage as needed during times of absence and special events

Physical Requirements of the Job
Must be able to function effectively while engaged in work of a moderately active nature often and strenuous physical labor on an occasional basis
Must be able to stand for the duration of a standard shift
Must have near visual acuity to read directions and product labels and to observe work in progress
Must have manual dexterity to cook, clean, and use kitchen equipment as required
Must have the ability to lift up to 75lbs, push, pull, bend, squat, reach, and twist and turn to perform essential functions of the job
Must have the ability to work in an environment with potential hazards; will be required to wear personal protective equipment when performing certain assigned tasks

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