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Assistant Cook

Summary:  Under the direction of the Culinary Director, primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, Assisting the Culinary Director in the overall functioning of the dietary department.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Ensure the highest quality of customer service is available for our residents.
  • Assists the Culinary Director with proper orientation and training of new staff.
  • Verifying staff are in proper uniforms daily.
  • Responsible for knowing all information in the employee-handbook.
  • Responsible for maintaining proper/hygienic food handling techniques and the overall sanitation requirements of a food service area and the personnel.
  • Responsible for walking through the dining room during meals communicating with residents regarding satisfaction.
  • Responsible for setting up food and supplies for special events in coordination with the building Executive Director and Lifestyle Director.
  • Responsible for maintaining sanitary conditions in dining room areas.
  • Responsible for overseeing the proper use of all dietary equipment.
  • Responsible for carrying out any emergency procedures required during shift.
  • Notes and reports areas or articles in need of repair.
  • Engage in prospective resident visits.
  • Maintain regulatory compliance where applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned by Culinary Director or Executive Director.
  • All Assistant Cooks must obtain and maintain a Serve Safe Certification.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent communication skills and a compassion for older adults
  • Training and experience in dietary/food service techniques.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret facility forms, signs and product instructions. Ability to speak clearly and interpret verbal communication.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: 

  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Problem solving and logic skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, talk, bend, stretch, pull or push and lift items. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Community: 
Grand Rapids
Job global location: 
Western Michigan