Dietary Cook - Help Us Make a Difference! MediLodge of Sterling is a 5-Star rated skilled nursing facility by CMS and is an integral part of our large MediLodge portfolio of 49 centers state-wide, which makes us a leading healthcare provider in Michigan! We are looking for a compassionate individual to join our team. Our dietary cooks are passionate about creating superb meals for the elderly. Our dietary cooks have the esteemed honor of creating meals to exact specifications to ensure the nutrition needs of our residents are met. Close attention to detail is paramount to our food service team as they verify that the proper food is made for the right resident looking out for allergies, special needs, and requests. Our ideal candidate is passionate about good food and has had some experience cooking in a restaurant capacity. Other duties that our dietary cooks assist with are, clearing trays, taking part in cleaning routines, inventory, and other duties as assigned. What Benefits Do We Offer You? * Competitive Wages* Wages are based on shift, experience* Flexible Shifts to Accommodate Your Work/Life Balance * Excellent Career Advancement Opportunities That Meet Your Goals * Daily Pay, Weekly Pay, Bi-Weekly Pay Options Through On-Shift Wallet (stat pay) * Affordable Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits for You Your Family* Employee Benefits Concierge to Guide You in Maximizing Your Benefits* Tuition Reimbursement * Student Loan Repayment Program * Company Paid Life Insurance * Paid Vacation Days with Rollover Option and Sick Time* 401k Retirement with Company Match * Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) * Mobile Phone Discount Program * Unlimited Referral Bonuses and more! Thank you for considering a career with us!We cant wait to meet you!:Summary:Prepares and serves food using proper food handling and food safety techniques for residents, as well as employees and special events that tastes good and is served at the proper temperature and in an attractive manner in accordance with established standards. Maintains a clean and safe working environment in accordance with established standards. Qualifications:* Education * Minimum of tenth grade or above* GED or High School Diploma or above preferred* Licenses/Certification: * ServSafe Food Safety Certification preferred* Food Handlers permit if required per state regulations* Experience: Six months experience in large quantity food preparation. Experience with therapeutic diet preparation preferred.Essential Functions:* Reviews menus prior to preparation of food* Prepares food for regular and therapeutic diets according to the planned menu, as well as employees and special events, as instructed by the supervisor.* Prepares alternative items to meet residents individual needs and food preferences.* Prepares and/or portions food using proper food handling and food safety techniques according to established policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations.* Prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations as well as our established policies and procedures.* Makes only authorized changes to the planned menu and records the change according to established policy.* Ensures that food tastes good and is served in an attractive, appetizing manner.* Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures.* Utilizes standardized recipes to prepare menu items,Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:* Knowledge of safe food preparation and handling techniques.* Knowledge of basic nutrition and food.* Skilled in quantity food production.* Ability to read and write at a level appropriate for the job.* Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members and at all levels of the organization.* Ability to be patient and polite.* Ability to be accurate, concise, and detail-oriented.* Ability to read, speak, understand, and communicate effectively in English through verbal and written means.* Ability to do basic math.