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Retirement Center Management has an opportunity for a part time Cook and Prep Cook at our Village of Meyerland location an Assisted Living with Memory Care senior community.

The Cook prepares, produces, heats, cooks, bakes and serves a variety of foods from fresh, canned, dry, or frozen states according to recipes. Assists in other related tasks in a designated food service production and/or service area. Must desire to work with seniors and have a tolerance for behaviors associated with dementia and other aging processes.

Must be available weekends and holidays

Part Time Prep Cook 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepares or assists in preparation of complete meals - preparing and cooking soups, meats, gravies, vegetables, desserts, salads, baked goods, etc.
  • Complies with all special dietary needs or restrictions of residents.
  • Monitor all food items for compliance with guidelines for temperature, taste and quality. Tastes food to determine quality.
  • Cook food in various utensils or grillers.
  • Check food while cooking to stir or turn
  • Tastes food to determine quality and palatability.
  • Ensure great presentation by dressing dishes before they are served
  • Keep a sanitized and orderly environment in the kitchen; ensuring all equipment is cleaned, working properly and turned off before closing.
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly.
  • Check quality of ingredients.
  • Monitor stock and, upon approval of direct supervisor, place orders when there are shortages.
  • Ensure all food and other items are stored properly.
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines including governmental and company policies for food handling and proper documentation of compliance.
  • Assists with orientation and training of new kitchen staff
  • Maintain or exceed standards of appearance, cleanliness and personal hygiene.
  • Attend all inservices as required.
  • Member of the community’s emergency response team.
  • Maintains a professional appearance and good personal hygiene per company policies.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • High School Diploma or GED, training from a culinary school will be an asset.
  • Must be or become within 60 days an accredited food handler per State guidelines.
  • Six months to one year proven experience as cook
  • Experience in using cutting tools, cookware and bakeware
  • Knowledge of various cooking procedures and methods (grilling, baking, boiling etc.)
  • Ability to follow all sanitation procedures
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent physical condition and stamina

All offer of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check and drug screening.

EOE/M/F/D/V

 
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