Dietary Cook

Solaris Healthcare Merritt Island , FL 32952

Posted Yesterday

This is a Part-Time Position! Must have weekend availability! Our community offers "Restaurant Style" Dining.

Position Summary:

The cook is responsible for maintaining high standards of quality food production and portion control, using standardized recipes. He/she is under the general supervision of the dietary manager and/or the assistant manager and is responsible to the director of dietary.


  • Must be able to read, speak and follow oral and written instructions.

  • Able to read and interpret standardized recipes for quantity cooking.

  • Is, or willing to become, familiar with spices, flavoring and herbs.

  • Has firsthand knowledge of all cuts of meats.

  • Must have sincere interest in geriatric patients and their feeding.

  • Must be willing to work and be loyal to the institution.

  • Able to supervise and work cooperatively with fellow employees.

  • May be required to have food handler's certificate.

Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Must show qualities of being a self-starter.

  • Must be original and show initiative toward seasoning, garnishes, using leftov_:ers and preserving food in a palatable manner.

  • Makes independent decisions only in absence of supervisor.

  • Adheres to dietary department dress code.

  • Must be alert and work safely and cautiously to avoid cuts and burns while working with kitchen equipment and to avoid falls while working on or near wet and slippery floors.

  • Responsible for preparation of all foods in sufficient quantities to cover all service requirements.

  • Responsible for timing of preparation to meet service schedules for both patient and employee meals.

  • Controls food handling to prevent food waste and assure high quality products.

  • Takes special care toward economy of supplies, food and utilities.

  • Proper use, care and sanitation of equipment.

  • Prepares or directs preparation of all foods indicated on menu.

  • Peels, washes, trims and cuts vegetables and fruit.

  • Washes, cuts, bones and trims meat, fish and fowl. Cuts into uniform portions as stated on menu.

  • Prepares food using standardized recipes, mixing ingredients and adding condiments on basis of patients' liked and tolerances.

  • Follows production schedule provided by supervisor to have food ready on schedule, not ahead of schedule.

  • Always tests and tastes food for proper appearance, flavor and smell.

  • Checks equipment and cooking area to make sure they maintain safety and sanitation requirements. Reports repairs and maintenance needs to supervisor.

  • Follows menus provided, making changes only with the consent of the supervisor.

  • Portions food on plate during tray service according to standards of portion.

  • Prepares any food items for specialdiet orders.

  • Must clean up after self for sanitation and safety.

  • Performs other duties as assigned from time to time.

Solaris Senior Living Merritt Island is A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit. Solaris offers competitive compensation that includes healthcare, vision, dental, supplemental benefits and 401K.

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Dietary Cook

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