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Volunteer: Kitchen Team

About the Opportunity

We believe childen should have enough food to live an active and healthy life. We are proud to partner with Taste Project to help end food insecurity in Fort Worth!

If you love to be in the kitchen, then we have an opportunity for you! The Kitchen Team is responsible for ensuring the highest food quality. Food Prep includes cleaning, chopping, and preparing raw ingredients.  Prep Cooks and Line Cooks take direction from the Executive Chef to create each plate.

For each position, training will be required prior to starting. 

Days and Hours:

  • Tuesday- Sunday (Closed on Monday)

    • 9AM- 12PM  

    • 12PM- 3PM


Specific Responsibilities Include:

Prep Team 
  • Inspect and clean, and maintain food preparation areas, such as equipment and work surfaces, or serving areas to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling practices.
  • Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and new items, and rotating stock.
  • Wash, peel, cut, and seed fruits and vegetables to prepare them for consumption.
  • Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at line stations to support a smooth service period.
Prep Cook
  • Weigh, measure, and mix ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment, using various kitchen utensils and equipment.
  • Prepare relishes and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Bake breads, rolls, cakes, and pastries.
  • Butcher and dress animals, fowl, or shellfish, or cut and bone meat prior to cooking.
Line Cook
  • Bake, roast, broil, and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods.
  • Season and cook food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience.
  • Observe and test foods to determine if they have been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling, or piercing them with utensils.
  • Portion, arrange, and garnish food, according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
Kitchen Team Lead
  • Manage all checklists for the Kitchen Team.
  • Provide leadership and answer key questions of the Kitchen Team, and report critical issues to the manager.
  • Assist the Executive Chef in expediting.
  • Perform cleaning duties, such as sweeping and mopping floors, vacuuming carpet, and tidying up host stand, taking out trash, and checking and cleaning bathroom. 

Basic Qualifications Include: 

  • No experience needed to volunteer on the Prep Team.  On-site training will be provided.
  • Prep Cook must complete onsite training.  (Pre-requisite: Prep Team Training)
  • Line Cook must complete on-site training.  (Pre-requisite: Prep Cook Training).
  • Kitchen Team Lead must complete on-site training and maintain a valid Food Handlers Card.  (Pre-requisite: Line Cook Training and 20 hours of service which can be waived with prior experience verification)
Janie Winn
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