Deli or Prep Cook
Regal Palms - Largo, FL

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The primary purpose of this position is to prepare food in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations, with our established policies and procedures, as well as sanitation, ordering, scheduling, setting menus, overall supervision of kitchen and as may be directed by the Director of Dining Services, to assure that quality food service is provided at all times.

Essential Job Functions Duties and Responsibilities Dietary Services

  • Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus. Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance. Prepare food in accordance with established portion control procedures. Prepare food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus. Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes and special diet orders.
  • Review menus prior to preparation of food.
  • Ensure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.
  • Make only authorized food substitutions.
  • Assist in serving meals as necessary and on a timely basis.
  • Assist in food preparation for special meals, for parties, etc.
  • Safety and Sanitation

  • Prepare food, etc., in accordance with sanitary regulations as well as with established policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that the work area is maintained in a clean and safe manner by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies maintained. Dispose of food and waste in accordance with established policies.
  • Equipment and Supply Functions

  • Ensure that food and supplies for the next meal are readily available.
  • Assist in inventorying and storing in-coming food, supplies, etc., as necessary.
  • Recommend to the Director of Dining Services the equipment and supply needs of the department.

  • Requirements

    Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism. Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be able to work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and potentially hostile people within the facility. Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.

    Education and Experience

    Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.