Dietary Cook

  • Ensign Services
  • West Columbia, South Carolina
  • Jan 13, 2021
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Dietary Cook

Full-Time (Floating Shifts)

Hours: 5:30am - 1:30pm & 12pm - 7pm

Opus Post Acute is a workplace that is built on a foundation of Core Values that guide our daily actions. Our Core Values are:



Passion for Learning

Love One Another

Intelligent Risk Taking

Customer Second (Employee First!)


This is what makes us unique!

The Cook position is a very important role in our organization. As such, you will be an important member of the team, involved both in the preparation of food, but also working directly with other members of the team and the residents, ensuring that they have an excellent dining experience and that high quality food service is provided at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

-Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.

-Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.

-Prepare food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus.

-Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes and special diet orders.

-Be sure that appropriate equipment and utensils are provided with the resident's meal tray.

-Review care plans to assure that current dietary information is consistent with foods served.

-Review menus prior to preparation of food.

-Inspect special diet trays to assure that the correct diet is served to the resident.

-Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submit to the Executive Director.

-Coordinate dietary service with other departments as necessary.

-Work with the facility's dietitian as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.

-Ensure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.

-Assist in establishing food service production line, etc., to assure that meals are prepared on time.

-Prepare food, etc., in accordance with sanitary regulations as well as with our established policies and procedures.

-Ensure that safety regulations and precautions are followed at all times by all personnel.

-Follow established Infection Control and Universal Precautions policies and procedures when performing daily tasks.

-Assist/direct daily or scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.

-Assist in maintaining food storage areas in a clean and properly arranged manner at all times


-Prior experience in an Assisted Living or Long Term Care Environment in the Food Service/Dietary areas in food service preferred.

-At least 2 years in the food service industry required, previous cook experience a must.

-Serve-Safe Certification

Additional information:

Compensation package is very competitive. Benefits include medical/dental/vision/life/disability, paid holidays and time off, 401k matching, HSA, and more!

Apply today!

Opus Post-Acute Rehabilitation

300 Agape Drive

West Columbia, SC 29169

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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