OVERALL JOB PURPOSE
Prepare nutritious, appetizing, and attractive meals. Work as a team member with other team members to assure efficient and safe operation of the kitchen and the dining room.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Have two years experience in institutional or full service restaurant cooking.
Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Meet state or provincial health related requirements.
Maintain food handlers permit as required by state or provincial regulations.
Maintain any other certifications as required by state or provincial regulations.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Review menus and Daily Food Production Record for instructions.
Prepare meals that are nutritious, appetizing, and attractive according to Vitality menus and recipes as well as to physician orders for diet, diet texture, and liquid thickness.
Adhere to all food-related safety/sanitation procedures.
Adhere to portion control policies.
Assure food and supplies are available for meals planned.
Supervise preparation of serving carts.
Prepare and serve food attractively and punctually.
Adhere to proper procedures for covering, dating, labeling, and storing of food in timely manner.
Complete leftover logs.
Clean kitchen after meals according to the cleaning schedule including preparation and service areas, pots and pans, kitchen surfaces, walls, and floors.
Resolve resident food complaints as required.
Supervise dining services staff in absence of the Culinary Experience Director or Sous Chef.
Perform other duties as assigned by Culinary Experience Director.
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