COOK - Carrara

COOK - Carrara

Cantex Continuing Care Network | Plano, TX, 75086, US
Salary Range:$24,000 – $31,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Job Location
Carrara - Plano, TX

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are at the heart of Cantex. We are committed to a culture that respects our differences and values the contributions of all people.

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Job Summary:

The overall purpose of the Cook/Assistant Chef position is to ensure that Patient meals are properly prepared/cooked and apportioned according to authorized menus in a timely manner. This position ensures all meals are prepared in a sanitized environment and in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines and regulations.

  • Current state Food Manager Certificate.
  • Experience in quality food preparation and production in either long-term care or healthcare setting is preferred.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak the English language.

Essential Functions:
  • Prepares or directs preparation of food items on assigned/scheduled menus.
  • Adheres to food production and usage schedules and avoids waste.
  • Appropriately and immediately labels, dates, and stores food items/leftovers after use.
  • Maintains sanitation of equipment and utensils, all work, and storage areas by cleaning immediately after use.
  • Prepares or directs preparation of special items, meals, and snacks.
  • Prepares special snacks and supplements as instructed by Nutrition Services Director/Chef and identifies with patient name, room number, date, and time.
  • Identifies and corrects safety hazards in food service areas.
  • Assists in establishment and maintenance of perpetual supplies inventory and notifies Nutrition Services Director of shortages or discrepancies.
  • Complies with established policy, practices, and standards for food preparation.
  • Log and records temperatures of food, refrigerators, freezers, and dispensers as appropriate.
  • May assist in the training, orientation and supervision of newly hired Nutrition Services staff when assigned as a PIE (Partner in Excellence).
  • Instruct and supervise workers in maintenance and care of equipment in absence of the Nutrition Services Director/Chef.
  • Orient and instruct new employees in regulations and policies in conjunction with the Nutrition Services Director.
  • Determine that food is prepared and served on trays as attractively as possible and that the flavor and temperature are correct (check trays as they leave department).
  • Assist in standardization of recipes to meet menu needs.
  • Maintain portion control of foods served.
  • Assist in checking food supplies on food order forms as they arrive from vendors.
  • As needed, unpack and store food and supplies as they arrive.
  • Maintain orderly and correct storage of all food items, dry storage, freezer storage, and refrigerator storage.
  • Prepare tray cards in the absence of the Nutrition Services Director/Chef/Ticket Aide.
  • Ability to function as a Team Leader/Role Model.
  • Has reviewed Cantex Continuing Care Network Clinical Policies and Procedures for Abuse Prevention and knows the employees responsibility to enforce it.
  • Attends weekly in-services, understands, and complies with Patient Care Management Systems.
  • Responsible for assuring patient/resident safety.
  • Performs other duties and tasks as assigned.

We are an Equal opportunity employer; We offer an excellent benefit plan to include 401K with match, CEU reimbursement, vacation, sick, holidays, medical, dental, and supplemental insurance Plans as well as a Highly competitive compensation package.