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JMS Senior Living Cook in Savannah, Missouri

DescriptionPosition Summary:iPrepares, cooks and delivers quality meals per facility-approved menu. Maintains kitchen work standards created and put into place by the Director of Food and Nutrition Services including the strict use of approved recipes. Delivers a quality and creative restaurant-style dining experience to all residents and guests.Essential FunctionsFollows proper work standards for food handling, processing and preparation, cooking, thawing, cooling, reheating, and sanitation.Follows best practices for tracking temperatures of food during preparation and delivery, refrigeration and freezing.Performs shift cooking and serving duties while delegating work to kitchen assistant(s).Cooks main course dishes, e.g., meat, fish, poultry for current meal and future shift inventory.Prepares sauces and soups; sides dishes, pastries, appetizers, snacks, and desserts for current meal and inventory for next shift(s).Ensures that assistants are adequately and timely prepping and/or cooking food for current meal and inventory for next shift.Responsible for shift management of Food and Nutrition Services Assistant(s) and Maitre Di.Effectively delegates tasks to department staff.Ensures that foods are prepared per schedules, approved menus, and standardized recipes.Adheres to food storage and rotation program to prevent spoilage.Tracks current inventories of food and supplies and reports same to Director of Food and Nutrition Services to avoid any shortages or system failures.Advises Director of Food and Nutrition Services of any problems with utensils or cooking or storage equipment.At shiftis end, sees to the proper cleaning and sanitizing of all equipment, utensils, appliances, surfaces, containers, floors and disposal of trash.Assists Director of Food and Nutrition Services to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and company health, safety, and sanitation standards.Supports ongoing training efforts for food service workers in best use of kitchen utensils, equipment, personal safety, personal hygiene, sanitary handling of food and equipment, and the highest level of safety and sanitation for the overall kitchen and dining premises.Reports to Director of Food and Nutrition Services any kitchen or serving performance issues noticed during shift.Wears professional attire daily, which includes department uniform.Attends all required training and meetings.Attends all required in-services as directed.Takes part in employee orientation as directed.Complies with the companyis employee safety prevention and accident reporting program.Participates in conducting fire drills and other safety drills.Cooperates and problem-solves with other departments and staff, residents, families, vendors, and others to support the residentsi needs.Timely response and follow through on all communications.Protects the confidential nature of resident information and adheres to resident rights.Follows all company policies and procedures.Works flexible and, at times, uncertain work hours including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays, as needed and performs duties of other positions as needed.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.NOTE:iReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.RequirementsQualificationsLead Cook experience in restaurant environment.Currently recognized as ServSafe Certified by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)- Conference for Food Protection (CFP).Must have food handler certification or ability to complete when hired.Excellent skills in all types of cooking including stove-top, baking, grilling, boiling, poaching and frying.Competency in cooking a multitude of dishes from main course to soups and sauces to dessert

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