Samaritas Cook (Union) in Saginaw, Michigan
610241 - Luther Manor - Dietary
Weekends and/or Holidays Required
Prepares and serves meals in accordance with planned menus in a safe and sanitary manner.
JOB EXPECTATIONS (Essential Functions, Specific Duties and Responsibilities)
Prepare meals in accordance with state and federal regulations and standards.
Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
Prepare food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus.
Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes and special diet orders.
Serve food in accordance with established portion control regulations, ensuring accuracy.
Oversee work activities of dietary assistants and/or assistant cooks; assist supervisor in orientation and training as needed.
Assure food and supplies are ready for the next meal.
Assist in inventory process, follows cleaning procedures/schedules and properly stores food in a safe and sanitary manner.
Assist in food preparation for special events and parties.
EDUCATION, TRAINING and LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Vocational certificate from food service program or curriculum preferred.
ServSafe certified preferred.
Two years’ experience in food service.
Previous experience working as an assistant cook or cook in a skilled nursing kitchen preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES
Working knowledge of food service operations.
Current knowledge of state and federal regulations and standards.
Ability to display compassion and sensitivity with vulnerable adults who may become angry, hostile or combative.
Ability to maintain a helping role when interfacing with persons served; intervenes when appropriate.
Ability to provide direction to staff.
Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with co-workers, residents and families of residents, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions.
Ability to effectively manage change.
Ability to read, speak and write English; ability to write legibly and print simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object.
Ability to comprehend food labels, measurements and portions for food preparation.
Ability to add, subtract, and multiply two digit numbers.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
An Equal Opportunity Employer-M/F/D/V/AA