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Cook

Company Name:
Southern Care Assisted Living
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

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