ENP Assistant Cook

Any individual who receives an offer of employment or will receive a payroll check are required to submit to a drug and alcohol test as a condition of obtaining employment.
Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian preference applies

The Elder Nutrition Program (ENP) Assistant Cook is responsible for assisting the ENP Head Cook with the preparation, serving, and cleanup of meals served in the ENP.

• High school diploma or GED is required.
• One (1) or more years of prior experience in food preparation is required.
• Knowledge of the Federal Nutrition guidelines.
• Serv Safe certificate required.
• Minimal experience in Excel and Word.
• Knowledge of Laserfiche.
• Ability to read, decipher, and follow proper procedures and directions.
• Experience in and sensitivity to Native American culture and the needs of the Elders.
• Ability to calculate quantities and revise recipes for larger or smaller food batches than the recipe calls for.
• Strong communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to handle the physical requirements of the job. (lifting 50 lbs or more).
• Must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must have a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
• Must be insurable under the Mille Lacs Band Drivers Insurance Policy.

• Assist in implementing the Administration on Aging Title VI Instructional Manual.
• Assist with food preparation, cooking and delivery of prepared meals.
• Assist with the set-up of dining room and/or meal service when necessary.
• Serve meals.
• Assist with the cleaning of kitchen and dining area by busing, washing, sanitizing, and storing dishes after meals are served.
• Maintain proper sanitation in the food preparation areas at all times.
• Report safety or sanitation issues to supervisor.
• Ensure that diner’s needs are being met in a safe and dignified manner.
• Ensure all food is prepared, served, and stored in accordance with standard food preparation and service guidelines to ensure prevention of food borne illnesses.
• Ensure that each person on a special diet gets the correct meal.
• Assist clients in getting in and out of vehicles and moving about.
• Attend workshop meetings and continuing education classes as funds become available and as required.
• In absence of ENP driver, take on the responsibility to deliver meals to homebound clients.
• Comply with the Mille Lacs Band Drug & Alcohol Policy.
• Comply with Federal Background Check Policy.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Nature of work is such that incumbent experiences infrequent periods of modest stress levels due to workload.
• Work is almost exclusively in doors in a controlled climate area. However, kitchen temperatures can become uncomfortable at times.
• May involve exposure to heat and humidity or hazards such as cuts and burns.
• Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
• Hours are typically 8-5, but possibly with some extra hours. May involve some evening or weekend work.

Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
Employment Coordinator
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359

Fax: (320) 532-7492