Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.
Prepares and cooks meals for communities and maintains standards of kitchen cleanliness.
- Prepares all food according to the menu in a safe, sanitary manner under the direction of the dining services coordinator/manager.
- Ensures proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods according to standardized recipes.
- Prepares quality food products according to standardized recipes and menus.
- Adheres to all safety and sanitation standards.
- Prepares food in a timely manner at specified meal times.
- Responds to community issues or concerns that may occur in the dining room.
- Follows departmental procedures including sanitation, safety, and cleaning schedules.
- Follows proper cleaning procedures and storage of all dishes, utensils and cooking equipment.
- Ensures all food in refrigerator, freezer, and dry storage are labeled and dated.
- Oversees proper food handling and utilization of all foods to prevent contamination, increase quality, and reduce cost.
- Suggests menu or recipe changes to utilize leftovers and other supplies.
- Cleans all food service equipment, kitchen and food storage areas.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires knowledge of special diets.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Current ServSafe Certification required. Obtain and hold any local or state required food handling/supervision/sanitation licenses and/or certifications.
Makes standard and routine decisions based on detailed guidelines with little independent judgment. Problems are generally solved with clear, detailed guidelines or by reporting them to a supervisor.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Exposure to latex
- Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.
Schedule: Regular Full-Time