The Laurels of University Park - Do you enjoy preparing delicious meals? Are you compassionate and have a longing to serve individuals who may struggle with health and physical limitations? Would you like to foster your passion for the culinary arts? If you are interested in joining a team that recognizes your dedication and passion for excellence in food and hospitality, consider joining our team of food professionals. At The The Laurels of University Park, a beautifully-crafted meal can put a smile on someones face and make their day.Laurel Health Care Company offers one of the leading employee benefits packages in the skilled nursing industry, including health insurance, 401K with matching funds, paid time off and paid holidays. When you work with Laurel Health Care Company, you will join an experienced, hard-working team that values communication and collaboration.Why just work when you can help shape a legacy?ResponsibilitiesA cook at The Laurels prepares delicious, nourishing and well-balanced meals to meet the daily nutritional and special dietary needs of each guest. In addition, the cook:Follows standardized recipes.Prepares foods that correspond to the menu cycles developed by registered dietitians.Cooks or prepares appetizing, well-presented and nutritionally-adequate meals in quantities that are served at the proper temperatures and within the appropriate time frames.Uses food supplies and equipment in an efficient and economic manner to prevent waste.Prepares and maintains food alternatives to accommodate guest choices and refusals of meals served.Supervises culinary staff with regard to food storage, food preparation, tray assembly and cleaning.In the absence of the chef and/or dietary manager, the cook supervises the culinary centers employees.Education and/or ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalent preferred.One year of experience as a cook in an institutional food service setting preferred.About Laurel Health Care CompanyLaurel Health Care Company (The Laurels) is a national provider of skilled nursing, subacute, rehabilitative and assisted living services dedicated to achieving the highest standards of care. At The Laurels, caring is more than providing excellent medical and guest services. It's also being a companion, and treating each guest with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion. It's what we call "The Laurel Way of Caring", and it comes from within each one of us.The Laurels was named a Great Place to Work for 2020 based on approximately 3,500 employee surveys that evaluated more than 60 elements of employee experience on the job, including employee pride in community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning.