Prepares and serves food for residents, staff and visitors daily using standardized recipes for pre-planned menus and assures the production of quality food items.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Prepares food properly in large quantities for residents, staff and visitors. Prepares food properly as assigned according to standardized recipes to produce an acceptable product.
Responsible for Center of the plate portion of the menu with all diet textures and accompaniments. Assures all prep-work the day is completed
Participates in HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) duties as assigned before and during meal preparation to assure that an acceptable product is served. Evaluates products according to pre-determined standards and/or preferences.
Assists Chef/Director with all needed meal preparation.
Completes all cleaning assignments to maintain standards of sanitation.
Stocks supplies and performs food handling and storage duties as assigned to facilitate an orderly kitchen and mealtime.
Operates equipment properly and maintains cleanliness of equipment to promote optimal efficiency and decrease unnecessary maintenance.
Comprehensive knowledge of preparation of modified diets; creates appetizing and appealing meal delivery for pureed/modified diets.
Take and record food temperatures in log; review menu items with Dining Services Aides
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related tasks, duties and/or responsibilities other than those specifically presented in this document.
Education and/or Experience
A minimum of two years of quantity food cooking experience. Long-term care experience preferred. A degree from an accredited culinary school is a plus.
Familiar with Microsoft programs and email
Other Skills and Abilities
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages and volume
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.