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Job Description

**$1000 SIGN ON BONUS**

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education: High School education or equivalent.

Experience: None.  On the job training provided.

SHIFT:

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Full and part time shifts available
  • Positions will include a weekend and holiday rotation

POSITION SUMMARY:

The primary purpose of this job position is to prepare food in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards guidelines, and regulations, with established policies and procedures to promote resident satisfaction through quality food service.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Review menus prior to preparation of food.
  • Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus.
  • Prepare short order items as requested.
  • Prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations, as well as with our established policies and procedures
  • Complete prep work and stocking to acceptable levels.
  • Utilize production sheets and recipes for cold food inventory.
  • Rotate and date cold stock each morning.
  • Prepare meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
  • Plate and garnish in an attractive manner.
  • Prepare food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus.
  • Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes and special diet orders.
  • Inspect special diet trays to assure that the correct diet is being served.
  • Interpret department policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, family members, etc., as necessary.
  • Assist to ensure that department personnel, residents, visitors, etc., follow established culinary policies and procedures.
  • Work with the facility’s dietitian as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.
  • Ensure appropriate quality and quantity of food served.
  • Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  • Assume responsibility to supervise culinary personnel in absence of Director of Culinary Services.
  • Maintains a liaison with other department supervisors to adequately plan for culinary services activities to meet the needs of the residents.
  • Coordinate culinary service with other departments as necessary.
  • Report complaints and grievances to the Director of Culinary Services.
  • Complete scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Date and store left over food according to policy and procedures.
  • Dispose of food and waste in accordance with established policies.
  • Ensure that food storage areas are clean and properly arranged at all times.
  • Conduct daily inspections of assigned work areas to assure that cleanliness and sanitary conditions are maintained.
  • Ensure that food and supplies for the next meal are readily available.
  • Report discrepancies to the Director of Culinary Services.
  • Assist in inventorying and storing in-coming food, supplies, etc., as necessary.

PAY AND BENEFITS:
Starting Pay: $14.95/hour; wage dependent on experience

Bethesda Aberdeen offers a full benefits package including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, vacation, sick and holiday pay, discounted on-site meals, flexible spending plans, pension plan and on-site childcare/pre-school with reduced employee rates.   

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