Job Openings >> Cook
ID:Cook- RC
Department:Client Services

Do you like to cook? Do you like the option to be creative in the kitchen? Would you like to be part of a team that is more than just flipping burgers and calling out orders?

Would you like to work a 4 day work week and have every other weekend off, plus you’ll get access to great benefits?

HDC is looking for a cook at our Residential Center. Hours are 8:00 am-6:30 pm, you will work a 4 day work week and have every other weekend off. Come join a team that plays a part in making a difference in individual’s lives by preparing nutritious meals, keeping a clean and organized work area, and we offer the opportunity to have fun while you are at it. As a full time employee you will have access to great benefits like vacation time, sick time and others. See full job description below.



Status: Non-Exempt

Title: Cook

Responsible to: Dietary Services Supervisor



Objective: Under the supervision of the Dietary Services Supervisor, provide high quality, nutritious, well-prepared, and enjoyable food under sanitary conditions.




  • 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 sanitization 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.

  • Prepares food orders in the absence of/or under the direction of the dietary services supervisor.

  • Follows all agency and departmental policies and procedures.

  • 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 HIPAA and confidentiality policies.

    Other duties as assigned




    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 diets

    Ability to remain on feet while on duty

    Ability to adjust to change

    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 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 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)

    Ability to understand and follow the policies and procedures of HDC


    Training and Experience:


    Previous food service experience, cooking experience preferred


    * 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 5/18

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