Cook
The Amsterdam at Harborside - Port Washington, NY

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POSITION SUMMARY

Prepares food that meets or exceeds hospitality and service standards of this community. Prepares all foods to meet quantity and deadline requirements. Able to effectively manage all food production in the absence of the Executive Chef.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The following duties are normal for this position. This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Prepares food items using standardized recipes in a timely manner.

Determines food and supplies needed and coordinate meal production with serving hours.

Prepares all special dietary need as directed by the menus.

Monitors all food items to see that at least the minimum guidelines for temperature, taste, and quality are upheld at all times.

Ensures the proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods as indicated on the menu cycle and standardized recipes. Tastes and prepares food to determine quality.

Maintains or exceeds standards of appearance, cleanliness, hygiene, and health standards.

Assists with orientation and training of new kitchen employees.

Practices all safety and loss prevention procedures.

Attends all in-services as required.

Follows all local, state, and federal policies regarding food handling.

Assists with proper documentation of temperature logs, taste panel forms, and cleaning schedules.

Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Educational Requirements and Experience :
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Previous experience in fine dining preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Language Ability:
Cognitive Demands:
Competencies:
Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.

Supports organization's goals and values.

Balances team and individual responsibilities.

Ability to communicate English effectively in writing and verbally.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.

Ability to respond promptly to resident needs.

Ability to work flexible hours as needed.