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Food service with NYC Department of Correction

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $36627 - $41388 per year

Work Location New York City

Last Updated Last updated on Aug 31, 2022

Description Description

The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) is an integral part of the City’s evolving criminal justice system, participating in reform initiatives and strategies aimed to move the City towards a smaller jail system without compromising public safety. The DOC is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for our employees, visitors, volunteers, and people in our custody. Importantly, safe jails enable DOC to provide people in custody with the tools and opportunities they need to successfully re-enter their communities. The DOC operates facilities and court commands across the five boroughs with more than 9,500 diverse professionals and knowledgeable experts.

The Department of Correction is seeking cooks whose task will include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Preparation and cooking of food, using standard procedures and quantity recipes;
  • Portioning out food according to departmental standards and checking prepared food out of the kitchen to feeding areas;
  • Supervises and instructs inmates assigned to the unit;
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and order of the work area;
  • Serves on steam table in serving area, as required;
  • Performs related duties and special projects as assigned.

Requirements Requirements

Minimal Qual Requirements

  1. Two years of cooking experience. There are no formal educational requirements. However, candidates must be able to speak, read and write English and carry out simple instructions.
  2. For Department of Correction and Department of Juvenile Justice only One year of experience in a correctional facility assisting in the cooking and preparation of food and performing related functions under the supervision of a Cook.

Preferred Skills

  1. Qualifying Certificate in Food Protection issued by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene required.
  2. Previous work experience in a restaurant, school, or other large-scale food operation

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