Responsible for meal preparation for breakfast, lunch and dinner service; including hot food preparation, cold food preparation and baking. Completes the daily production schedule as assigned.
Maintains the Erickson Retirement Communities philosophy and ²Vision²statement.
Prepares all required food products as scheduled in the cycle menu (including therapeutic and mechanically altered recipes as scheduled), to include regular breakfast, lunch and dinner service and any catering or other special functions using Production Sheets and approved recipes.
Follows proper handling, preparation and holding guidelines, takes temperatures at regular intervals and maintains foods in sufficient quantities while minimizing over-production and waste.
Properly presents all food items and to provide maximum appeal and freshness.
Follows HACCP procedures and practices.
Maintains kitchen sanitation and equipment cleaning schedule.
Ensures proper communication with service personnel on proper portioning, plating, garnishing and presentation of food items. Includes information on special diets as needed.
Communicates appropriately with all food service staff, supervisor and listens effectively.
Performs any duties as required.
Ability to initiate and implement necessary plans to assure proper food service for breakfast, lunch, dinner, catering and special events. Ability to supervise.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of three years high volume cooking experience required. College preferred, but not required. High School Diploma or GED required.
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