ACI Participant (Full Time) - Lanakila Pacific, Line Cook

Oct 17 2020
Aloha Connects Innovation Program - Oahu |Honolulu|Full Time, $16.00 - $16.80 / hour
Job Description

Lanakila Pacific is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that builds independence for thousands of people living challenged lives. We are a family of programs and services that enable individuals with disabilities, including cognitive, physical and age-related challenges, to reach their goals and potential, while building independence and promoting community inclusion. 


Primarily responsible for the efficient daily operation of the Food Service Production and when applicable, assists in the Training Program for Participants. Reporting directly to the Kitchen Supervisor in food preparation, production, inventory control, food safety, sanitation, quality control, and safety and staff training.




Food Management:

 - Prepare and cook foods of all types following all proper cooking procedures and guidelines.

 - Adherence to meal recipes and requirements.

 - Ensure cooking meets quantity of supply being used.

 - Ensure products meet orders or contract specifications. Allergies, portion control, at-risk consumers.

 - Maintain inventories of food supplies and order supplies.

 - Demonstrate proper use of ingredients and supplies required to prepare a recipe.


Training of Staff:

 - Assists in training of staff in the fundamentals of food service, i.e. preparation techniques, food safety and quality, sanitation and hygiene, and safety procedures.

 - Demonstrate Lanakila Pacific’s values of teamwork, excellence, achievement, motivation and Lanakila in all personal interactions with others.


Sanitation and Equipment Usage:

 - Demonstrate proper equipment usage and proper safety procedures to trainees and staff.

 - Properly execute correct sanitation procedures involving food operations.

 - Enforce safety and sanitation regulations of the kitchen facility to meet government and state standards.

 - Inspect and upkeep equipment and utensils cleanliness and so that they remain in good working condition.

 - Maintain proper storage of food and supplies to meet quality standards.


Performs other related duties as assigned.



Steam and heat from cooking and dish washing often cause uncomfortably high temperatures. The area is usually noisy, floors may be damp/wet where food or beverages have been dripped or which are wet from daily mopping that is usually performed while the workers are in the area. Some workers may be subjected to getting wet while using steam/pressure-washing equipment. Some workers are exposed to extreme temperatures of the hot kitchen and the walk-in refrigerator or freezer. Will be exposed to weather outside weather conditions including heat, rain and humidity.


Location is onsite.



Monday to Friday, 5 am – 2 pm; workdays and hours may vary to meet business needs may include working on Thanksgiving and Christmas day.



Types of equipment that may require operation may include but not limited to the following: computer, slicing/dicing/blending and mixing machines, knives, microwave/toaster/convection oven, automatic dishwashing equipment, conveyors, vacuum, floor machines, steam/pressure washers, cash register, calculator, company vehicle and delivery equipment such as coolers, thermal bags and ice coolers.



 - High School diploma or equivalent with four years work experience in food service/restaurant operations or related field.

 - Two years Food & Beverage experience.

 - Ability to train others through different methods or techniques.

 - Preferred knowledgeable in USDA/state and/or federal nutritional guidelines; knowledgeable in healthy vegetarian/vegan diet is a plus.

 - Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract, preferred, not required.


Lanakila Pacific is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace. As part of our mission, we strongly encourage individuals with challenges or disabilities to apply.