Samaritas Cook (Union) in Saginaw, Michigan

Requisition Number

16-2217

Post Date

11/28/2016

Title

Cook (Union)

City

Saginaw

State

MI

Service Community

Mid-Michigan

Service Line

Senior Living

Department

610241 - Luther Manor - Dietary

Employee Type

Part Time

Shift

Varied

Work Hours

Varied

Union Position

Yes

Weekends and/or Holidays Required

Yes

Description

JOB SUMMARY

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.

Qualifications

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION, TRAINING and LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION

  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Vocational certificate from food service program or curriculum preferred.

  • ServSafe certified preferred.

EXPERIENCE

  • 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