Responsible for all food preparation so that food meets, or exceeds Western States Retirement Communities standards. Prepare all food to meet quality and service schedule requirements. Handle food in accordance with sanitary procedures and standards. Comply with all government regulatory procedures regarding food production.
Reports to: Food Service Director
Interfaces with: Residents, families, visitors, and other associates
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Prepare food items using Western States Retirement Communities standardized recipes so that all food meets service standards.
Plan meals based on menu and recipe requirements; determine amount and type of food and supplies required for daily menu; obtain necessary supplies from storage areas in adequate time for meal preparation.
Obtain approval from supervisor on all food substitutions.
Prepare food served; prepare all special dietary needs as directed; monitor quality of food items during production for taste, smell, appearance temperature.
Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours, so that quality, temperature and appearance of food meet Western States Retirement Communities service standards.
Prepare food in a cost efficient and effective manner; utilize materials and equipment safely, efficiently and effectively.
Practice all safety, sanitation and loss prevention procedures; adhere to universal precautions and all infection control guidelines.
Assist in serving and portioning food items before and during meal service.
Assist in proper documentation and maintenance of menus and recipes.
Maintain and protect the confidentiality of resident information at all times.
Perform any other reasonable task as assigned by the supervisor.
Maintain Western States Senior & Retirement Communities standards of appearance; maintain Western States Senior & Retirement Communities hygiene standards for kitchen personnel.
Ability to read, write and follow instructions in order to follow standardized recipes and other written instructions.
One-year experience as cook or food production worker, performing preparation of a full-line of menu items.
Ability to physically handle weights up to and including 30 pounds.
Ability to prepare food in a senior housing environment which meets or exceeds Western States Retirement Communities service standards.
Posses' a current, valid Food Handlers Permit.
Willingness to work with the elderly.
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