Oversees and directs all food production, food presentation, and all back-of-the-house activity. Expected to meet or exceed community food service standards at all times, adhering to budgetary requirements, and managing kitchen operations in a cost effective manner.
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.
Plans, staffs, organizes and coordinates the preparation of all meals in all levels of care.
Ensures compliance with Resident dietary restrictions.
Observes workers engaged in preparing, portioning, and garnishing foods to ensure that methods of cooking and garnishing and sizes of portions are as prescribed.
Gives instructions to cooking staff in fine points of cooking.
Cooks and carves meats, and prepares dishes.
Conducts regular Quality Assurance Audits.
Practices safe and sanitary food handling.
Practices all safety and loss prevention procedures.
Attends all in-services as required.
Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Directly supervises employees in the Kitchen. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees.
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 :
Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts program preferred.
Minimum of three years experience as a Chef/Kitchen Manager in a senior living community.
Successful completion of recognized food safety course.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.
Manages people effectively by taking responsibility for subordinates' activities. Makes self available to staff. Provides regular performance feedback. Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth. Improves processes, products and services.
Provides leadership by exhibiting confidence in self and others. Inspires and motivates others to perform well.
Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.
Supports organization's goals and values.
Balances team and individual responsibilities.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally speaking the primary language of the residents.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
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.
Ability to use Microsoft Windows, including Word and Excel. Ability to use email and the Internet.
Responds promptly to resident needs.
The Amsterdam at Harborside - 16 months ago