Dining Services Cook-Long Term Care (Skilled Nursing)
Prepares and serves nourishing and attractive meals and other foods as required to support the menu specific to diet orders and other center events.
MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES:
1.Prepares meals items in accordance with menu production/preparation schedule. This also involves preparing and prepping foods needed for the next day.
2.Follow any and all standardized recipes and adhere to therapeutic restrictions.
3.Can identify safe hot and cold food temperatures for cooking, holding and storage.
4.Stores food with appropriate covering, labeling, dating at the appropriate temperature.
5.Follows guidelines for safe food handling and when preparing and serving food.
6.Monitors and records required temperatures of prepared items. Ensures that thermometer is in proper calibration prior to taking temperatures.
7.Monitors and records temperatures of coolers and freezers and records on temperature logs.
8.Pulls items needed for thawing 3 days in advance according to menu posted and follows HACCP guidelines.
9.Maintains a clean and sanitary work area. Follows cleaning log and any other assigned cleaning duties.
Prepares and loads food carts in preparation of dinner no sooner than 45 minutes prior to dinner service (PM Cook).
Prepares and loads food carts for delivery no later than 8:30am. Prepares staff lunches as ordered, Monday-Friday (AM Cook).
Supervises Dining Services Department in absence of Dining Services Supervisor.
Discards leftovers according to set policy and Health Department Guidelines.
Works in a safety-conscious manner, which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk to self or others in the workplace.
Any other job duties as directed by Dietary Supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Knowledge and practice of food safety to include but not limited to food handling, HACCP, prep, etc
Knowledge of kitchen equipment (Slicer, Mixer, Steamer, Food Processor, Ovens, Fryers, Flat Top Grill.).
Ability to read and follow menus and recipes.
Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up 25 pounds. Stooping, standing, walking, smelling, color vision, reaching, handling, and pushing.
Inside with exposure to heat, cold and wet conditions.
Ability to interact in a tactful, diplomatic, an humanistic manner with residents, families, visitors, and co-workers to provide a safe, efficient, and therapeutically effective caring environment which ensures the self-respect, personal dignity, rights and physical safety of each resident and center guest.
Education: High School Diploma or GED.
Licensure/Certification: ServSafe Certification Preferred but not required.
Experience: 6 Month to 1 Year experience in an institutional setting. Completion of a food handlers course preferred. (i.e.. Serv Safe).
The Davis Community