Responsible for meal preparation, service and sales for all meals served in the assigned area. Provides individualized resident service as required to meet guest preferences, diets and/or regulatory requirements (as applicable). Is responsible for assigned food preparation, baking details and catering setup. Is responsible for safety and sanitation in assigned area. Accepts responsibility of the Cook’s function in their absence.
Maintains the Erickson Retirement Communities philosophy and “Vision” statement.
Provides friendly and efficient service to all residents and guests.
Works safely at all times and identifies and corrects safety deficiencies.
Shows flexibility and willingness to learn new areas of responsibility.
Maintains dependability and punctuality without deficiencies.
Is in appropriate uniform at all times.
Ensures proper food handling, preparation and holding guidelines, takes temperatures at designated intervals, takes action to correct deficiencies. Maintains foods in sufficient quantities while minimizing over-production and waste. Assists in supplying all required products for breakfast, lunch, dinner and any catering or other special functions.
Attends premeal briefing and demonstrates knowledge of menu, therapeutic diets, portioning and plating requirements (as appropriate).
As required Checks Resident Diet Sheets and Therapeutic Menu Spread Sheets. Provides service following the appropriate method. Clears soiled dishes before serving next course. Completes ‘table at a time’ service system.
Ensures the dining service areas are properly set-up and maintained throughout the day. Maintains the dining areas in a clean, orderly and sanitary condition during and between meals.
Maintains food service line and dining service area sanitation and equipment cleaning schedule.
Ensures proper handling of Cafe cash register or Point-of-Sale system, including resident charges, department charges, cash tendered, etc. (as assigned).
Ensures resident requests or complaints are handled in a timely manner. Notifies a responsible Dining Services manager or Supervisor of a situation not in their ability to handle.
Uses proper food handling techniques at all times and frequent handwashing occurs especially between handling soiled and clean dishes.
Completes assigned dish and ware washing, using proper procedures.
Communicates appropriately with all Dining Services staff, supervisor and listens effectively.
Ability to initiate and implement necessary plans to assure proper food service for breakfast, lunch, dinner and special Cafe or catering events. Ability to deal effectively with several projects, detail oriented, and maintains a friendly manner in dealing with residents and guests.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
One year experience in a kitchen environment required. High School Diploma or GED required, unless an active student.
Ability to communicate accurate information. Ability to communicate effectively and calmly to residents, visitors and to all levels of staff.
Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender/ sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
History and Vision of The Company
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Erickson Living, a leading developer and manager of senior living...