Cook

  • Legacy Village of Thomasville
  • 220 Park Avenue
  • Posted: Feb 28, 2019
Allied Health

Job Description

Position Summary::

Prepare, serve, and handle food in accordance with federal and state regulations and the residence policies and procedures. Maintain clean and sanitized dining service areas and assist in the receiving, rotation, and storage of products.

Primary Responsibilities::

Food and Inventory

* Identify and report food and supplies needed for the next week’s menus.
* Assist in the receiving, rotation, and storage of products.
Food Preparation and Dining Service

* Prepare menus and cook food in accordance with nutritional guidelines, regulations, and resident’s individual prescribed diet and food preferences.
* Present food in an appetizing and attractive manner.
* Assist in fostering residents’ independence with eating by providing adaptive equipment when needed.
* Ensure that food is delivered on time and in a pleasant manner.
* Visit with residents at each meal when available and ensure quality service.
* Prepare food and coordinate food service for special events as requested.
* Encourage residents to participate in the food service program and provide a forum for their input.
* Notify food service director of any malfunctioning kitchen equipment or appliances.
* Assist with other duties as assigned.
Regulatory Compliance and Sanitation

* Ensure compliance with HACCP, local health department regulations and the residence policies and procedures.
* Maintain a clean, organized and safe kitchen environment.
* Ensure proper storage and handling of food in accordance with infection control standards.
Qualifications:

* Experience in cooking for large groups
* Certificate in food-preparation training preferred
* Desire to work with older adults
Knowledge Requirements:

* State food-handling and kitchen regulations
* OSHA Standards
* Fire and Safety procedures
* Operation of kitchen appliances