Culinary Associate (Cook) - Full Time

Pillars Of North County Florissant , MO 63033

Posted 3 weeks ago

The Pillars of North County, a premier skilled nursing facility, is hiring for FULL TIME COOKS on our day shift and evening shift, due to promotion of current staff. These positions require very early mornings, evenings, and weekend work. Previous experience cooking experience in healthcare environment or commercial/banquet/catering preferred. Must also be able to read menus, follow large batch recipes, adhere to therapeutic diets, and comply with sanitation guidelines.

Full-time employees are eligible for benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401k, and Earned Time Off.

We are conveniently located at 13700 Old Halls Ferry Road, between Lindbergh and Parker Road, near the bus stops on Lindbergh for Metro bus route 76.

We look forward to seeing you!


The overall purpose of the Culinary Associate (Cook) position is to prepare meals and snacks for residents within guidelines of the facility.


  • Reads, understands, and complies with State Regulations established for Food Service departments.

  • Prepares food according to the menu for the day, so that residents will receive the meals they are expecting, and they will be well-balanced and healthy for the residents.

  • Ensures all meals are prepared following recipes and guidelines established by the Culinary Services Director.

  • Follows all requests for special diets in order to assure good resident health.

  • Tastes, smells, and observes food to ensure conformance with recipes and appearance standards. Measures satisfaction levels among residents by walk-thru and conversations with residents on meal satisfaction.

  • Places food servings on plates using standard measuring ladles, scoops, spoons, etc. in order to assure residents are getting sufficient portions. Makes sure plates are attractively presented by using appropriate placement and garnishes as necessary.

  • Hot foods are at 140-160 degrees when served and cold foods at 34-40 degrees Fahrenheit when served.

  • Meals are served on time according to the established and posted meal times for the community, every time.

  • Demonstrates responsibility for the food service operation in the absence of the Dietary Manager.

  • Washes and sanitizes dishes according to food service standards. Prepares sanitation sink according to directions and monitors and documents sanitizing solution levels. Assures dish wash water is at least 150-160 degrees before beginning to wash dishes. Assures rinse water is at least 180 degrees.

  • Operates the dish washing process in an organized fashion. Scrapes and stacks dirty dishes in preparation for cleaning. After food is served, keep dirty dishes running through the dish machine until all dishes are clean and ready for the next meal.

  • Assures all freezers are maintained at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or below and refrigerators are maintained at 34-40 degrees Fahrenheit daily and the temperatures are documented.

  • Performs other duties as assigned and which relate to the success of our nursing facility and the care, comfort, and happiness or our residents.

  • Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with the Company Code of Business Conduct, appropriate professional standards and applicable state/federal laws.


The Culinary Associate (Cook) must have the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • To be qualified for this position you must have one (1) year job related experience including food preparation, full-line menu items and therapeutic diets.

  • To be successful you will need to have the ability to handle multiple priorities, possess written and verbal skills for effective communication be competent in organizational, time management skills and demonstrate good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills.

  • You will also need to demonstrate your ability to serve seniors in a team environment.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with residents, their families, vendors, community, and staff; also ability to respond to public inquiries and complaints in a tactful, effective manner.

  • Knowledge of customer service techniques.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment within established guidelines.

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