Prepare food items using standardized recipes.
Prepare all special dietary needs as directed by the Resident Menus.
Monitor all food items to see that at least the minimum guidelines for temperature, taste, and quality are upheld at all times.
Maintain or exceed standards of appearance, cleanliness, hygiene, and health standards.
Practice all safety and loss prevention procedures.
Attend all in-services as required.
Responsible for following all local, state, and federal policies regarding food handling.
Assist with proper documentation of temperature logs, taste panel forms, and cleaning schedules.
Promote the Vision, Values, and Mission of Avanti Senior Living.
Other duties as assigned or may be necessary in an organization having overlapping roles and responsibilities.
Desired Skills and Experience:
Willingness to work with the elderly in a senior living environment
Able to prepare therapeutic/modified diets.
Able to prepare food in a senior housing environment, which meets or exceeds hospitality and service standards.
Able to work on all Holidays, and for pre-planned special events.
Good knife skills and familiar with all cooking methods
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work with staff and external constituents
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
Minimum of one-year experience as cook preparing full line of menu items.
Able to read, write, and follow written and verbal instructions.