Cook
Benchmark Senior Living | Worcester , MA | Posted 4/12/2014
JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION: Cook 

Part Time/Weekends/Evenings - 3 days per week with opportunities to pick up additional shifts

 

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

 

 

 

RELATIONSHIP

The Cook reports directly to the Dining Services Director.

 

 

PURPOSE

The Cook prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations with established Benchmark policies and procedures. The Dining Services Director will direct these duties to ensure that quality food service is provided at all times.

 

 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accountability

         Demonstrates attention to detail

 

Administrative

         Reviews menus prior to preparation of food

         Performs administrative duties such as completing forms, reports, etc.

 

Communication

         Advises supervisor when supplies diminish for reorder

         Communicates effectively with supervisor and kitchen staff

 

Compliance and Safety

         Assures all dietary procedures are followed.

         Must be able to operate all kitchen equipment safely and effectively. Equipment may include: meat slicer, food processor, mixers, ovens, grills, steamers, dishwasher, dumb waiter, warmer cabinets.

 

Customer Service

         Having a presence in the dining room area during meals is essential for the purpose of interacting with the residents and receiving feedback about their dining experience.

         Tours dining room to solicit resident feedback

         Interacts with the residents during meals and receives feedback about their dining experience

 

Facilities and Maintenance

Cleaning of all kitchen equipment

         Organizes walk-in freezer, storeroom, kitchen tables, and counters

         Receive and put away food and other storeroom orders

         Assist chef(s) in taking inventory

 

Food Services

         Reviews menus for preparation of food

         Assists in establishing food production line to assure meals are prepared on time

         Serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner

         Knowledge and Experience

         Demonstrates the interest and ability to learn new skills and techniques as needed

         Demonstrates proper usage of equipment

         Earns and maintains Serve-Safe certification

 

Public Relations / Marketing

         Represents the community with a positive attitude and pride when interacting with potential residents and families

         Develops and practices the “30-second commercial” and uses it to greet visitors

         Resident Care Dining Services

         Reviews menus for preparation of food

         Assists in establishing food production line to assure meals are prepared on time

         Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner

         Sales

         Assists the Community Sales Team, lead by the Executive Director, with sales and marketing programs and initiatives

 

Structure

         Coordinates dietary service with other departments if necessary

 

Training

         Participates in in-service training as required by state regulations

 

 

 

 



JOB REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE- CERTIFICATION

 

         High school diploma or equivalent.

         One-year dietary experience in a restaurant.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

         Must be able to interact effectively with residents and staff.

         Must be able to work effectively with residents and personnel.

         Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.

         Must have knowledge of dietary procedures, was well as related laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to food service operations.

         Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

         Lift up to 50lbs

         This is primarily a standing position where an employee may be required to stand in one place for extended periods of time. They also will be exposed to extreme heat and cold temperatures.


JOB SNAPSHOT

Employment Type: Part-Time
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay:
Industry: Food
Education: Not Specified
Experience: Not Specified
Manages Others: No
Relocation: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
Job ID: Not Available
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Benchmark Senior Living
Benchmark, as the name implies, is committed to setting the standard of excellence in Senior Housing. Benchmark Senior Living, based centrally out of Wellesley, Massachusetts, is the largest provider of senior housing in the New England region. With a mission centered on a commitment to providing personalized services to our residents, our professionals add quality to the lives of seniors each day through their compassion, skill and our unique programs designed to improve the experience of senior living.

At Benchmark, our most important asset is people. We are a company of people serving other people. Each of our communities features a standard trademark of world class service built upon staff excellence, innovative programs and personalized services.
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