Cook - Assisted Living

  • Prestige Care, Inc
  • Visalia, California
  • Nov 18, 2022
Full time

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY The Cook prepares food in accordance with menus, diet specifications, resident preference, and sanitary practices under the supervision of the Food and Nutrition Services Manager or Dining Services Manager. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Prepares, cooks, and serves food in accordance with the menu and food and nutrition standards, including presentation, taste, and texture. Samples food for quality assurance prior to service. 2. Ensures foods are cooked and held at the appropriate temperatures. Records food temperatures throughout the cooking and holding process. 3. Partners with supervisor to review menus and record necessary substitutions. 4. Ensures that food supplies are available and prepared as needed for upcoming meals. Notifies supervisor of needed supplies. 5. Maintains a clean and safe work area, cleaning spills and assisting in daily or scheduled cleaning. 6. Ensures proper storage, rotation, preparation, and labeling of food in accordance with Federal, State, and local guidelines and Prestige policy. Discards outdated food. 7. Partners with dietary staff to ensure equipment is working properly and at the appropriate temperature. Records temperature of equipment throughout shift as needed. Reports faulty equipment immediately. 8. Follows facility fire safety, infection control, and hazardous chemical practices and promptly reports any unsafe conditions. 9. Assists in planning and preparing food services for special meals, events, and parties as needed. 10. Assists in storing incoming food and supplies as assigned. 11. Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings. 12. Performs other duties as assigned. COMPANY WIDE RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Demonstrates Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Commitment, and Trust. 2. Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents' families, visitors, and staff. 3. Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to residents, team members, the department/center/community, and company information and records. 4. Maintains a safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE A minimum of one year experience cooking in a restaurant or the dietary department of a hospital or similar environment. General kitchen/dietary experience may be considered in lieu of direct cooking experience. Must have required State certification or food service license. EDUCATION High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training, and experience. EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED - At Prestige, it is our promise to personally touch lives every day. It is a philosophy of caring based on our core values of integrity, trust, commitment, and respect, that are at the center of all that we do. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents all of us, coming from different experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. Inclusion is the way we treat one another and how we celebrate what makes us different. Prestige is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. In adherence with the State's COVID-19 mandate for health care workers, Prestige Care team members are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including a booster shot if eligible, as an condition of employment, unless a team member qualifies and receives an approved religious or medical exemption. Information About Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia Located at 3120 W. Caldwell Ave. in Visalia, CA, Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia is a 44 assisted living apartment and16 apartments of memory care, for a total of 60 apartments. PAL-Visalia has a reputation for being one of the highest performing assisted living communities not only in the state of California, but also on a national level! For example, in 2017 it won the "Bronze" award via the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living. Then in 2020, it achieved the "Silver" award, one of only a small handful of senior care communities in the entire state of California to win this prestigious award. In addition, it enjoyed a deficiency free survey on it's most recent survey. Visalia boasts a number of long term team members who have been there for years, so if having the same co-workers and residents you serve is important to you, this is your place. We have minimum turnover of staff compared to most all other competitors around the area. Our local leadership describes Visalia as a "tremendous place to live and work. We all share our commitment to our residents, have a great team spirit, and enjoy many themed days which keeps the workplace fun!" If working in a home-like setting, in a strong team atmosphere that has a strong promote-from-within culture, and has a national award-winning reputation, Prestige Assisted Living at Visalia is the place for you. Who Is Prestige Care? Prestige Care is a family of over 75 skilled nursing + post-acute care centers, as well as assisted living and memory care communities in 8 Western states. We are an organization of over 5,000 team members who serve thousands of residents, where we have the privilege of personally touching their lives every day. We have four core values of integrity, trust, commitment, and respect that guide everything that we do. With a strong commitment to career development and advancement, Prestige Care is a employer that can help you achieve your career goals and objectives. With a healthcare career at Prestige Care, you will enjoy a collaborative, team-oriented environment where your work truly matters at the end of every day.