Bentley Commons At Paragon Village Hackettstown , NJ 07840

Posted 3 months ago


Prepare food to provide nutrition and variety to the Residents. Coordinate Resident involvement in the kitchen and dining room.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare food daily as outlined on the weekly menu plan.

  • Assist with menu planning; review and adjust menus with Supervisor to accommodate foods in season, vendor sale prices,

special events and holidays.

  • Alter or adapt recipes to accommodate special dietary needs of Residents or to improve recipes. Recipes should be

prepared with no added sodium (salt).

  • Identify food and supplies needed for next weekly menus and report to the Supervisor.

  • Maintain a written inventory of dry goods, refrigerated and frozen foods, non-food supplies, dishes and utensils.

  • Prepare meals for storage and portion control-upon delivery; ensure proper storage of all delivered foods and ingredients.

  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe kitchen environment.

  • Ensure proper handling, labeling and storage of food for infection control.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations.

  • Coordinate and participate in serving of food.

  • Monitor portion control to meet Residents requests and minimize waste.

  • Ensure attractive presentation of food on the plate before serving.

  • Maintain an accurate record of chargeable meals (resident, guest and catered) and non-chargeable meals (resident,

employee and marketing).

  • Notify Manager of malfunction of equipment or appliances.

  • Provide input for Resident assistance plans.

  • Encourage and invite Residents to participate in the dining service program and activities.

  • Attend all meetings and in-services.

  • Work schedule as assigned by Supervisor.

  • Train, supervise and assign work to staff in the dining services program.

  • Carry out other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


  • All waitstaff and kitchen staff must wear restaurant grade non-slip shoes.

  • Be at least 18 years of age.


Commercial cooking experience preferred or at minimum, domestic cooking experience with large groups required. ServSafe Certificate preferred, or the ability to pass a ServSafe class. Supervisory experience preferred. High school diploma or GED required with reading, comprehension and writing ability at a 12th grade level or higher.

I have read and understand the responsibilities of this position. I possess the qualifications indicated and am able to carry out the identified responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.

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Bentley Commons At Paragon Village