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Five Star Senior Living Ft Lauderdale Full-Time
$40,744.00 (Careerbuilder est.)
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FUNCTION:  Prepares and serves attractive, nutritious meals in accordance with state regulation and Five Star policies and procedures to ensure that quality food service is provided at all times.


  1. Prepares and serves all meals for assigned shifts including special events.

  2. Ensures all leftovers are covered, labeled, dated and stored in the proper place.

  3. Assists the Food & Beverage Service Director in assigned responsibilities or acts as Food & Beverage Service Director as assigned.

  4. Check menus daily for any required advance preparation. Notes substitutions on the posted menu and maintains various recipes in absence of Food & Beverage Service Director.

  5. Prepares food using proper food handling and food safety techniques according to established policies and regulations.  Maintains the proper temperature of food during preparation and serving.

  6. Responsible for portion control, following the menus and time schedules and plate presentation for each meal.  Uses proper tasting techniques to insure quality taste and palatability prior to serving.

  7. Prepare nourishments as requested.

  8. Uses food, supplies and equipment in an efficient and economic manner to prevent waste.

  9. Ensure that all electrical and gas appliances are turned off before leaving kitchen area and at end of the shift.

  10. Performs assigned cleaning duties according to established policies and utilizes the proper cleaning chemicals.  Keeps work areas clean and uncluttered during meal preparation and service

  11. Assists in receiving, storage and verifying of invoices for incoming food and supplies as indicated by supervisor.  Reports inadequate stock levels to the supervisor in a timely manner.  Ensures that food storage areas are kept clean and well organized.

  12. Ensures that the department is maintained in a safe manner according to established policies.  Reports all hazardous conditions/equipment and malfunctioning equipment to the supervisor and/or maintenance as directed.  Operates food preparation equipment according to manufacturer and supervisor instructions.

  13. Maintains confidentiality of all resident information to ensure resident rights are protected.

  14. Adheres to department dress code, good hygiene and safe work practices.

  15. Completes work assignments within specified time frames.

  16. Perform other related duties as assigned.

  17. Adheres to Human Resource policy and procedures.


  • 1 + year(s) of experience as a Cook.
  • Ability to maintain a sanitary environment and comply with safety standards.
  • Team player!
  • Serve Safe a plus.

Recommended skills

Safety Techniques
Food Safety
Outline Of Food Preparation
Storage (Warehousing)
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