Job Title: Cook

Overall Responsibilities

Responsible for preparing and cooking meals according to the dietician approved menus. Provides care and cooks in a manner that meets or exceeds expectations.

Job Responsibilities
  • Prepares all food according to the menu in a safe, sanitary manner under the direction of the dining services coordinator/manager.

  • Maintaining kitchen sanitation and safety standards under the direction of the Dining Services Coordinator.

  • Prepares and cooks meals for residents within an assisted living community as well as maintains standards of kitchen cleanliness

  • Follows departmental procedures including sanitation, safety, and cleaning schedules.

  • Report any concerns with the health and well-being to the Resident Care Coordinator , Administrator, or Nurse.

  • Maintain and protect the confidentiality of resident information at all times.

  • Meet or exceed, the standards of appearance; comply with the sanitation rules, hygiene and health standards of community personnel.

  • Serve meals in a fine and gracious manner, ensuring the dignity and nutritional needs of the residents.

  • Cooks meal according to the dietician approved menus.

  • Perform other reasonable tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Job Qualifications
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate with residents, families, supervisors, and associates.

  • Willingness to work with the elderly.

Universal Precautions

Exposure to blood/bodily fluids is likely.

Physical Requirements

Has the ability to do the occasional heavy lifting (up to 40 lbs).