Affinity Living Group Raleigh , NC 27611

Posted 3 months ago

Nature and scope

Under the direction of the Executive Chef, the cook prepares meals for the regular and special diets for residents as determined by daily/weekly menus. Understands and is able to follow guidelines for special diets, and special menus for events.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • At least six (6) months prior experience in a food service department preferred.

  • Complete the Food Service Orientation Manual.

  • Knowledge of DHSR Dietary Regulations.

  • Obtain Food Handlers Permit (as required by State regulations).

  • Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly while recognizing that the community is the resident's home.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to work responsibly as a team member as well as an individual.

  • Must be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others.

  • Practice and promote Policies and Procedures, Mission Statement, Core Values and Founding Principles.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, vendors and the general public.

  • Must meet all health requirements.

  • Must pass criminal background-check.

  • Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities (essential job functions), with or without reasonable accommodation.

Essential functions

  • Must have a strong knowledge with resident's dietary needs and special diets.

  • Must communicate clearly to understand resident dietary needs.

  • Prepares food for special events and daily meals as needed.

  • Strong working knowledge concerning proper food storage procedures, e.g., defrosting frozen food, cooking at required temperatures and maintenance of food at safe temperatures.

  • Works cooperatively with other cooks evaluating leftovers and plans for use; labels, dates and stores leftovers properly.

  • Monitor the temperature for the freezer and refrigerator.

  • Keeps work area clean and sanitizes work surfaces, takes out trash as necessary; performs assigned cleaning duties, e.g. dishes, cookware, flatware and trays using approved procedures.

  • Follows menus accurately, demonstrating accuracy in weighing, measuring, and portioning food.

  • Consults menus/recipes for thawing and doing advance preparation when possible; completes and posts menu sheets daily.

  • Demonstrates the ability to operate electric and steam cooking equipment and dishwashers; cleans equipment, pots and pans, after use; reports needed repairs as needed.

  • Receives deliveries in accordance with purchase orders.

  • Places produce order on a weekly basis.

  • Follows the master menu plan, adjusting for nutritionally equivalent substitutes, leftovers, and emergencies; records hot and cold food menu change on production sheets.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.

  • Assists in daily final cleanup and lockup of kitchen.

  • Any other duties assigned by the Executive Chef.

  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers.

  • Perform job duties for residents and with team members in a courteous and professional manner.

  • Take initiative to ensure resident safety and satisfaction is a priority.

  • Meet and greet visitors in a friendly, helpful manner (Visitors include anyone who visits the community; specifically, current residents' families and friends, prospective residents and their families, referral sources, vendors and regulators).

  • Answer phones appropriately, according to company and community standards.

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