Kitchen Assistant – Shartel Senior Center

Location: Shartel Senior Center, 5415 S. Shartel, Oklahoma City, OK  73109

Employment Type: Part-Time (no benefits)

Job Summary 

Prepares for and accepts meal deliveries from RSK (Red Shield Kitchen); prepares food items that will be served in addition to delivered meals; prepare dining room for meals and assists in dining room and kitchen clean-up; cleans kitchen equipment and washes dishes; sweeps and mops dining room and kitchen floors.

Essential Functions

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Food Preparation and Serving (60%)

Prepares and serves food items that will be served with delivered meal such as, but not limited to, snacks, salads, beverages and deserts in accordance with acceptable and economical cooking methods; washes and chops fruits and vegetables; prepares beverage.

Serves meals ensuring appropriate portions are provided; prepares plates for persons requiring additional assistance.

Cleaning and Janitorial (40%)

Washes, dries and stores pots, pans, plates, glasses, cups, bowls and utensils; gathers and prepares items that are to be returned to the RSK ensuring that all are properly washed and ready for pick up the following day.

Cleans tables, chairs, floors, dishes, utensils, kitchen appliances and condiment holders

Sweep and mop kitchen and dining room floor daily

Cleans refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, coffee makers, stoves and ovens

Stocks food, beverages and supplies in an orderly and safe manner

Empties trash cans and ensure they are cleaned daily

Performs all kitchen work in accordance with health regulations as it relates to food preparation, food serving and storage

Maintains orderly freezer and walk-in storage units; cleans and defrosts as needed.

Stores, refrigerates and freezes foods in a safe and economical manner; monitors expiration dates on all foods ensuring proper disposal of food with expired dates.

Maintains a high degree of cleanliness in the kitchen and dining room; ensures that all meals are prepared in a safe manner; ensures all kitchen personnel and volunteers practice proper personal hygiene; monitors the work of volunteers in the kitchen; ensures compliance with health regulations.

Coordinates with the Senior Center Coordinator for needed supplies

Performs other related work as required

Materials and Equipment

Refrigerators                              Freezers                        Kitchen Dishes and Utensils

Mop                                          Broom                           General Kitchen Equipment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of proper cooking methods and procedures

Knowledge of acceptable food storage and cleaning techniques

Knowledge of cleaning practices, methods and techniques

Ability to prepare nutritional, tasteful and safe food for large groups in a timely manner

Ability to wash dishes, kitchen appliances and equipment

Ability to properly clean kitchen and dining area

Ability to read, write and communicate the English language

Ability to cook, taste and smell food 


Education and Experience

High School diploma or G.E.D AND one year experience working in a kitchen OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities


Food Handlers License

Safeserve Training and License

Physical Requirements

Ability to meet attendance requirements

Duties are usually performed by frequent walking and/or standing, keeling or squatting 

Working Conditions

Work is performed indoors in a kitchen environment where there may be physical discomforts associated with extreme temperatures working around hot stoves/ovens or cold freezers, noise, chemicals, fumes, and the like.