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HEAD COOK
Summary
Title:HEAD COOK
ID:OTHER-COOK
Department:Client Services
Description

HEAD COOK: This full-time position will work early mornings and day shift with evenings. Position will also work every other weekend. The Head Cook works in a licensed healthcare facility preparing foods, beverages and snacks to standard recipes and therapeutic menus. Position will check menus and supplies prior to service. Will evaluate, standardize and develop new recipes and also maintain high standards for food preparation, storage and food handling. Previous experience with modified diets, food service and food preparation experience required.

TITLE: HEAD COOK
DEPARTMENT: ICF/ID

RESPONSIBLE TO: DIETARY SERVICES SUPERVISOR

 

KIND OF WORK:

 

OBJECTIVE: UNDER THE DIRECTION AND SUPERVISION OF THE DIETARY SERVICES SUPERVISOR, PROVIDE HIGH QUALITY, NUTRITIOUS, WELL-PREPARED, AND ENJOYABLE FOOD UNDER SANITARY CONDITIONS.

 

DUTIES:

*PREPARES FOODS, BEVERAGES, AND SNACKS FOR SERVICE ACCORDING TO

STANDARDIZED RECIPES AND THERAPEUTIC MENUS.

*CHECKS MENUS AND SUPPLIES PRIOR TO SERVICE, AND NOTIFIES SUPERVISOR OF ANY NEEDED ITEMS AS WELL AS PROVIDING INPUT TO QUALITY, QUANTITY AND ACCEPTANCE OF ITEMS PURCHASED.

*MAINTAINS HIGH STANDARDS OF FOOD PREPARATION, FOOD HANDLING, AND FOOD STORAGE.

*HELPS TO EVALUATE, STANDARDIZE, AND DEVELOP NEW RECIPES FOR USE WITH THE STANDARDIZED MENUS.

*RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING PROPER PROCEDURES FOR THAWING AND REFRIGERATING FOOD ITEMS.

*ASSISTS WITH THE CLEANING OF THE DEPARTMENT, EQUIPMENT, AND KITCHENS ON THE WINGS ON A DAILY BASIS, AS WELL AS MAINTAINING THE CLEANLINESS OF WORK AREAS AND FOOD PREPARATION AREAS.

*ENSURES PROPER FOOD TEMPERATURES ARE REACHED AND MAINTAINED DURING

COOKING, HANDLING, AND STORAGE OF ALL FOOD ITEMS.

*FOLLOWS PROPER TECHNIQUES FOR WASHING AND SANITIZING OF ALL DISHWARE, UTENSILS, AND POTS AND PANS.

*REPLACES FOOD ITEMS, EQUIPMENT, AND DISHES TO THEIR PROPER PLACES.

*OBSERVES PROPER LABELING AND DATING OF ALL FOOD ITEMS, OPENED AND JUST

RECEIVED.

*FOLLOWS ALL SAFETY AND SANITATION REGULATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT AS

WELL AS INFECTION CONTROL POLICIES.

*REPORTS ANY NEEDED REPAIRS OR SAFETY CONCERNS TO THE SUPERVISOR OR THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT.

*MAINTAINS ANY NEEDED RECORDS AS SET FORTH BY THE SUPERVISOR.

*COMMUNICATES ANY CONCERNS, SUGGESTIONS, OR NEEDED CHANGES TO THE SUPERVISOR.

*FOLLOWS ALL AGENCY AND DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

*PREPARES FOOD ORDERS IN THE ABSENCE OR UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DIETARY

SERVICES SUPERVISOR.

*ASSISTS IN THE MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE OF ALL DEPARTMENTAL, AGENCY,

STATE AND FEDERAL REGULATIONS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE DIETARY SERVICES SUPERVISOR.

*DEMONSTRATES RESPECT FOR AGENCY PROPERTY AS WELL AS BEING RESPECTFUL

AND COURTEOUS TO OTHERS.

*ASSISTS IN ORIENTATION AND ON-THE-JOB TRAINING FOR NEW EMPLOYEES AS

INSTRUCTED.

*ATTENDS MEETINGS AND TRAININGS AS ASSIGNED.

*FOLLOWS EMERGENCY PROCEDURES.

*ASSISTS CO-WORKERS AS NEEDED.

*FOLLOWS HIPAA AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICIES.

*MAINTAINS EXCELLENT ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY.

*ADHERES TO THE CENTER’S CALL IN AND TIME OFF POLICY.

*UPHOLDS THE MISSION AND PHILOSOPHY OF THE CENTER.

*ENSURES ALL RESIDENTS ARE TREATED WITH DIGNITY AND RESPECT.

*PROVIDES NECESSARY SUPPORTS TO ALL RESIDENTS REGARDLESS OF HEALTH OR

BEHAVIORAL CONCERNS.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

ABILITY TO READ, WRITE, AND POSSESS BASIC MATH AND MONEY HANDLING SKILLS.

ABILITY TO FOLLOW AND ADJUST STANDARDIZED RECIPES TO NEEDED QUANTITIES.

ABILITY TO CARRY OUT WRITTEN AND ORAL INSTRUCTION.

HAS THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF MODIFIED UNITS.

ABILITY TO REMAIN ON FEET WHILE ON DUTY.

ABILITY TO ADJUST TO CHANGE AND DEAL WITH EMERGENCIES IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER.

ABILITY TO COORDINATE TIME SO AS TO PROVIDE MEALS AT THEIR OPTIMUM

QUALITY.

ABILITY TO BE COOPERATIVE, RESPECTFUL, AND COURTEOUS TO OTHERS.

ABILITY TO LIFT INVENTORY UP TO 50 POUNDS, AS WELL AS FREQUENT BENDING, STOOPING, AND LIFTING THROUGHOUT THE DAY,

ABILITY TO MEET PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS (I.E. CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK).

ABILITY TO MEET EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS (I.E. HEALTH SCREENING, TB TEST).

ABILITY TO WORK WITH VARIOUS CLEANING AND SANITIZING SOLUTIONS, USING GLOVES AS NEEDED.

ABILITY TO WITHSTAND FLUCTUATIONS IN TEMPERATURE FROM HOT TO COLD.

ABILITY TO GUIDE STAFF IN THE ABSENCE OF THE DIETARY SERVICES SUPERVISOR TO ENSURE THE OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE MET.

ABILITY TO USE COMPUTER TO NAVIGATE AND ENTER INFORMATION INTO WEB-BASED

SOFTWARE AND PERFORM BASIC FUNCTIONS RELATED TO COMPUTER USE. (I.E.

KEYBOARDING, EMAIL, DATA ENTRY)

 

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

PREVIOUS MODIFIED DIET, FOOD SERVICE AND FOOD PREPARATION EXPERIENCE, COOKING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.

 

 

* DENOTES ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION.

 

THE STATEMENTS HEREIN ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THIS POSITION. THEY ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES, AND SKILLS REQUIRED OF PERSONNEL SO EMPLOYED.

 

 

Revised 10/17

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