State of Nebraska Food Service Leader in Bellevue, Nebraska

Food Service Leader


$12.49 Hourly


Bellevue, NE

Job Type



Nebraska Department of Veterans' Affairs

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  • Description

  • Benefits


Under general supervision of a Food Service Supervisor or higher level, the incumbent provides immediate task supervision and training to Food Service Aides, Assistants, and Cooks.

Location: Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home

Examples of Work

Supervises food service staff in the cleaning of kitchen or dining room areas. Serves as a backup cook (prepares meats, soups, salads, vegetables and baked goods in large quantities) during staff shortages. Trains food service staff in the preparation of simple foods/snacks and in the serving of all foods. May assist food service management personnel in scheduling food service staff. Prepares new, complex or difficult to prepare food items. May cut, package and label meat. May order, receive, store and distribute food supplies. Maintains kitchen and dining room records.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Two years of cooking/baking experience in a large food service operation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of: kitchen and dining room safety practices; special diets provided by the facility; recipes for the preparation of meats, vegetables, soups, salads and baked goods; standards and procedures for the cleaning of dishes, utensils and equipment; food preparation schedules; cooking techniques for meats, soups, salads and baked goods; food sanitation practices; the proper handling and processing of a variety of vegetables and fruits; kitchen safety practices. Ability to: communicate effectively with facility residents, patients, members and co-workers; train lower level food service staff in all aspects of kitchen and dining room operations; prepare the most complex or difficult recipes; safely use sharp, heavy or hot kitchen equipment, utensils or supplies; follow written and oral instructions; tolerate high temperature and high humidity; bend, stoop, lift and carry food items, equipment and supplies.