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Cook

Company: Affinity Living Group
Location: Prescott Valley
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Nature and Scope Prepares meals for the regular and special diets for residents as determined by daily/weekly menus. Understands and is able to follow guidelines for special diets, and special menus for events. Responsible for overseeing kitchen staff and directing as needed.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements High school diploma or equivalent preferred. At least six (6) months prior experience in a food service department preferred. Supervisory experience desirable. Must be able to obtain ServSafe Certification. Must be 21 years of age or older. Must obtain a Food Handlers Card for Arizona. Must obtain a current first aid and CPR certification. Must obtain an Arizona fingerprint clearance card (criminal background check). Must meet all health requirements including a negative PPD/TB Skin Test. Must have compassion for and desire to work with the elderly while recognizing that the community is the residents' home. Must demonstrate the ability to work responsibly as a team member as well as an individual. Must be honest, fair, dependable, respect confidentiality and the rights and privacy of others. Practice and promote Management Policies and Procedures, Mission Statement, Core Values and Founding Principles. Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families, staff, vendors and the general public. Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities (essential job functions), with or without reasonable accommodation. Essential Functions Kitchen Must have a strong knowledge with residents' dietary needs and special diets. Must communicate closely with nursing department regarding dietary needs. Prepares food for special events and daily meals as needed. Works closely with Executive Director, Care Manager and Life Enrichment Department concerning special events. Strong working knowledge concerning proper food storage procedures, e.g., defrosting frozen food, cooking at required temperatures and maintenance of food at safe temperatures. Works cooperatively with other cooks evaluating leftovers and plans for use; labels, dates and stores leftovers properly. Monitor the temperature for the freezer and refrigerator. Keeps work area clean and sanitizes work surfaces, takes out trash as necessary; performs assigned cleaning duties, e.g. dishes, cookware, flatware and trays using approved procedures. Follows menus accurately, demonstrating accuracy in weighing, measuring, and portioning food. Consults menus/recipes for thawing and doing advance preparation when possible; completes and posts menu sheets daily. Demonstrates the ability to operate electric and steam cooking equipment and dishwashers; cleans equipment, pots and pans, after use; reports repairs needed. Receives deliveries in accordance with purchase orders. Places produce order on a weekly basis. Follows the master menu plan, adjusting for nutritionally equivalent substitutes, leftovers, and emergencies; records hot and cold food menu change on production sheets. Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment. Assists in daily final cleanup and lockup of kitchen. Apply food handling and ServSafe guidelines throughout daily assigned tasks Any other duties assigned by the Dining Services Manager. Customer Service Responsible for ensuring that all employees are providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers. Perform job duties for residents and with team members in a courteous and professional manner. Take initiative to ensure resident safety and satisfaction is a priority. Meet and greet visitors in a friendly, helpful manner (Visitors include anyone who visits the community; specifically, current residents' families and friends, prospective residents and their families, referral sources, vendors and regulators). Answer phones appropriately, according to company and community standards. Residents' Rights Ensure compliance and understanding of all regulations regarding residents' rights Training Attend training sessions as directed by manager. Other Follows and communicates company policies and procedures. The job description provides a framework for the job; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Working Conditions (travel, hours, environment) Scheduled hours; possible overtime. May work in other positions temporarily when necessary. Is subject to callback during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.). Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., through the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, disinfectants, and other air contaminants. May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Keywords: Affinity Living Group, Prescott Valley , Cook, Other , Prescott Valley, Arizona

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