Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
  • Waynesville, NC, USA
  • Part Time


HVO provides vocational training to individuals with disabilities and challenges to help them live more independent, successful, and productive lives through the use of grants and the proceeds from our production of medical devices.


HVO, Inc. (Haywood Vocational Opportunities, Inc.) is a non-profit, mission-driven social enterprise located in the beautiful blue ridge mountains of Western North Carolina providing vocational training and employment opportunities to adults with disabilities and disadvantages in Haywood County, NC. HVO supports our mission through the production of medical drapes and other medical devices for domestic and international surgical needs. HVO has more than 40 years of experience in manufacturing of disposable healthcare products and has created partnerships with some of the key players in the international healthcare industry. We would love to have you come join our team and help us continue to provide life changing services for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages.

JOB TITLE: Food Service Assistant Part time

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Non-Exempt, Hourly

PURPOSE: To ensure the delivery of high-quality services by assisting in operating the café.

Provide excellent customer service and maintain a positive reputation for the organization and the café.

AREA OF PROGRAM RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary area of program responsibility is within the scope of Café 56.


  • Greeting customers, taking food and beverage orders, and accurately entering them into the ordering system.
  • Ensuring all orders are filled quickly and accurately, and that food is high quality
  • Promptly addressing any customer service issues and referring to management if and when necessary
  • Assist with food preparation
  • Deliver food orders to customers
  • Keep the kitchen clean and orderly
  • Answer any customer questions
  • Follow food safety regulations at all times
  • Performing preparation duties such as rinsing, peeling, slicing, and dicing fruit and vegetables.
  • Wrapping, date-labeling, and storing food items.
  • Cleaning and organizing work areas, equipment, utensils, and service station.
  • Following established recipes to prepare menu items.
  • Following guidelines to ensure correct serving temperatures and adequate portion control.
  • Escalating customer concerns and complaints to management.
  • Complying with relevant safety, hygiene, and service standards and procedures.
  • Can perform first aid, CPR and NCI
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Basic math and cashiering skills.
  • Standard kitchen equipment, utensils, and measurements.
  • Sanitation practices related to handling and serving food.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Proper lifting techniques.


1) Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.

2) Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.

3) Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.

4) Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.

5) Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 50 pounds.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or G.E.D. Six month's food service experience preferred. Must complete training course for ServSafe Food Handler certification within 90 days of hire.

CONFIDENTIALITY: Employee must sign and abide by confidentiality statement and request for privileges.

This description outlines the major duties and responsibilities assigned to this job. The employee may be called upon to perform other duties not covered by this description.


Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 1:30 pm


$12.69 per hour

Haywood Vocational Opportunities Inc.
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