Dining Server – kitchen porter, 74th street

West Side Federation For Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc.

West 74th Street Home

Job Description:  Dining Server –Kitchen Porter

Under the supervision of the Chef/Food Service Manager and the Administrator, provide a range of services and supervision to residents of West 74th Street Home with the goal of enabling residents to live as safely and independently as possible.

Dining Room Meal Services:

  • Set up tables prior to meal service and clean up tables and dining area after the meal service
  • Serve meals to the residents, waiter style, with individualized attention to special dietary needs of residents
  • Maintain a welcoming and attentive ambiance in the dining room, assuring cleanliness, available amenities, and high degree of personal service to residents

Kitchen Duties:

  • Assist in preparation and apportioning of food for meals under the direction of chef/food service manager and/or assistant chef.
  • Clean work area, equipment, and kitchen, including operating the dishwasher
  • Maintain safe food handling and sanitation standards at all times.


  • As directed: assist in the reception of food and supplies, including checking in deliveries, implementing prompt and safe storage of perishables, implementing appropriate storage of all supplies.


Under the supervision of the Chef/Food Service Manager and Shift Supervisor:

  • Assure the safety and cleanliness of the common areas of the mezzanine: mopping and cleaning surfaces daily.  This may include mezzanine bathrooms.
  • Evening shift: assure garbage and recycling is removed to street level in a safe and timely manner.
  • Intervene in resident issues that arise in the dining room during the meal service


  • Work as a member of the team to establish and maintain high level of care and respect for and communication with residents.
  • Work cooperatively with other staff members
  • Share information about resident progress, needs, and problems with other staff
  • Attend training sessions and conferences as required for enhancement of job skills
  • Implement emergency procedures as necessary
  • Submit all required reports in a complete and timely manner
  • Assist with other duties as directed


  • Preferred: Minimum of 1 year experience working with dependent persons
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Able to work in a multi-cultural environment, with staff and residents
  • Emotionally, mentally, and physically able to perform job responsibilities.
  • Able to speak, read, and write English (as required by DSS regulation 487.9.13)

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