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Dietary Cook

Prepares food that meets or exceds hospitality and service standards of this community. Prepares all foods to meet quantity and deadline requirements. Able to effectively manage all food production in the absence of the Executive Chef!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Prepares food items using standardized recipes in a timely manner.
Determines food and supplies needed and coordinate meal production with serving hours.
Prepares all special dietary need as directed by the menus.
Monitors all food items to see that at least the minimum guidelines for temperature, taste, and quality are upheld at all times.
Ensures the proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods as indicated on the menu cycle and standardized recipes. Tastes and prepares food to determine quality.
Maintains or exceeds standards of appearance, cleanliness, hygiene, and health standards.
Assists with orientation and training of new kitchen employees.
Practices all safety and loss prevention procedures.
Attends all in-services as required.
Follows all local, state, and federal policies regarding food handling.
Assists with proper documentation of temperature logs, taste panel forms, and cleaning schedules.
Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Educational Requirements and
Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Previous experience in fine dining preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Competencies:
Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.
Supports organization's goals and values.
Balances team and individual responsibilities.
Ability to communicate effectively speaking the primary language of the residents.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.
Ability to respond promptly to resident needs.
Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTABILITY
Works primarily indoors.
Possible exposure to high heat and cold temperatures.
Possible exposure to unpleasant odors.
Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual.
Continuous exposure to residents who are ill, confused, irritable and irrational.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual 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 Team Member 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 Team Member is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The Team Member 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.


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