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Job Description

 

Cook Position Summary

Cooks provide exceptional culinary experiences to our Residents and Guests on a daily basis. Cooks are full-service, hands-on positions that are involved in the daily operation of the kitchen and dining room area. As a Cook you get to do the things you love, creating delicious cuisines for our Residents and our staff. You will be trained in your position by Management and your Team Members in the skills needed to cater to our Residents wishes and desires while keeping our obligation to serve balanced and nutritious meals.

 

We welcome candidates from all industries, including restaurant workers recently displaced from their current job and anyone with a passion for providing great customer service. We provide excellent work hours and flexible schedules!

 

Cook Requirements:

  • Basic culinary skills and the willingness to cook from scratch and execute a variety of menu items
  • Evident interpersonal relationship skills, passionate and empathetic
  • Apparent compassion to serve others
  • No Educational requirements
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Must pass a background check and TB test
  • All Cooks must obtain and maintain a Serve Safe Certification

Cook Preferred Skill/Abilities:

  • 1 - 3 years’ experience in dietary/food services
  • Experience working in Banquet or Catering operations

Cook Responsibilities:

  • Providing our Residents with superior restaurant quality meals and beverages
  • Help produce a varied, creative and nutritional menu in consideration of the Residents requests, while providing daily Specials and filling special orders
  • Responsible to comply with the schedule and posting of work and cleaning assignments for Front and Back of the House
  • Maintaining proper hygiene in food handling and preparation and the overall sanitation requirements of the food service area and its personnel according to the regulations of the State’s Health Department
  • Responsible for setting up food and supplies for special events in a variety of areas throughout the community in coordination with the building Executive Director and Lifestyle Director
  • Be ready to work in proper uniforms daily
  • Know and adhere to all information in the employee-handbook
  • Other duties as assigned by Culinary Director or the Corporate Culinary Support Team

Company Overview

Founded in 1979, American House Senior Living Communities’ vision is to provide high-quality housing for senior at a price affordable for retirees and their families. That vision of excellence has endured for nearly 40 years and expanded to serve residents at a number of senior housing communities. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve, providing an environment that fosters meaningful relationships. Our vision is to be an innovative senior housing company that created sustainable excellence and stakeholder value, with an unparalleled commitment to passionate care provided by compassionate people.

Company Overview

  • Website americanhouse.com
  • Headquarters BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI
  • Size 200 - 500
  • Founded 1979
  • Type Private
  • CEO ROBERT GILLETTE
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry Healthcare
  • About american house senior living communities
  • American House provides housing services for retirees and their families.

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