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Cook 1K SIGN ON Tendercare Leelanau

Suttons Bay, MI

Posted on October 12, 2017

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Job Description
LOCATION: Suttons Bay, MI
FACILITY:  Tendercare Health Center of Leelanau
Prepares and serves food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations; Center standards and procedures; and as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager to ensures that quality food and dining service is provided at all times.
1.  Prepares food in accordance with sanitation regulations, as well as Center standards and procedures.
2.  Reviews menus prior to preparation of food.  Reviews extended menus with serving staff.
3.  Prepares meals in accordance with planned menus, standardized recipes and production sheets.  Manages production and utilizes overproduction.
4.  Prepares food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus.  Makes only authorized substitutions.  Assists with documentation of these.
5.  Prepares and serves meals that are palatable, appetizing in appearance, appropriate texture, garnished, and at the proper temperature on a timely basis.
6.  Takes and records temperatures on all food served.
7.  Assists in serving meals as necessary from the steam table or transferring food delivery carts.  Follows posted mealtimes.
8.  Serves food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
9.  Ensures that food and supplies for the next day’s meal are readily available.  Assists in inventorying and storing incoming food, supplies, etc., as necessary.  Moves and lifts stock and equipment as necessary.
11.Performs administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms and reports, and submits them to the Nutrition Services Manager/Culinary Services Manager as directed.
12.Ensures that all dining services procedures are followed in accordance with established procedures as directed by the Nutrition Services Manager/Culinary Services Manager.
13.Processes diet changes and new diets upon receipt from nursing services, as directed by Nutrition Services Manager/Culinary Services Manager.
14.Follows timed activity schedule.
15.Follows facility dress and personal hygiene policies.
16.Attends and participates in in-service classes, performance improvement committees, and other meetings as assigned.
17.Complies with laws and regulations applicable to position and acts in accordance with Center’s Corporate Compliance Program.
18.Treats all residents, visitors, and staff with courtesy.

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.  Food Handler’s Card, Serve Safe Training or other as required by state or local health departments.
Experience: Previous cooking and/or culinary experience preferred.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Meets all health requirements imposed by law. Ability to relate positively, effectively, and appropriately with residents, families, community members, volunteers and other facility staff. Able to read, write, speak and understand English. Ability to withstand sudden temperature changes from the heat of the kitchen to the cold of the freezer. Ability to taste and smell food to determine quality and palatability.  Demonstrates basic computer knowledge and ability with an aptitude to learn company applications.

The responsibilities of this position involve significant physical activities including standing, lifting (up to 60 pounds unassisted), bending, stooping, pushing, pulling and twisting.  The tasks on this position description marked with an asterisk (*) are those that regularly require these physical activities.  All employees of nursing homes may be required to provide lifting and transfer assistance to residents.  Lifting and/or transferring some residents will require use of a lifting device and /or assistance of other staff.

The center is committed to helping individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensuring equal opportunity to apply and compete for jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or need an alternative method for applying for positions at the center, please email  for further assistance.

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