• The Mansions at Alpharetta Assisted Living and Memory Care
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time

Job Description

Are you looking for a new opportunity to show off your culinary skills? Are you tired of working late evenings/nights? Do you enjoy working with seniors to help provide them well-balanced meals that are based around their dietary needs? Look no further! The Mansions at Alpharetta Assisted Living and Memory Care is currently accepting applications for Cooks at our beautiful community.

Our Cooks work 1st and 2nd shifts - this means no late nights and you get a better work/life balance!

Qualified candidates should have previous experience within the culinary field. Experience in senior living is a plus but not necessary.

We are excited to announce that The Mansions at Alpharetta is now a part of the AgeWell Solvere Living family!

As a certified Great Place to Work for 6 years in a row, AgeWell Solvere Living proudly offers:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
  • Company-paid Life Insurance and Voluntary Disability
  • Paid Time off and Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
At AgeWell Solvere Living we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion - you can learn more about our philosophy by clicking on the link below:

Our Declaration for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Job Summary:

The Community Cook reports to the Community Chef and assists in preparing meals in a safe and appetizing manner in compliance with dietary standards and food-related Community policies and procedures.

Cook Procedure:

Essential Functions:
  • Prepares food items on Community Chef's daily menu for Residents within scheduled time frame
  • Keeps food service areas clean
  • Monitors inventory
  • Supervises servers in the absence of the Community Chef
  • Maintains clean, neat, and safe work environment
  • Demonstrates knowledge of kitchen equipment including but not limited to: ovens, slicers, mixers, steam tables, steamers, toasters, coffee pots, refrigerators, and freezers
  • Assures that Resident diets are being followed
  • Assures employees and Resident guest meals are accounted for on a daily basis
  • Reports to Community Chef any loss, breakage, or waste of supplies and equipment
  • Observes and communicates to Community Chef any problems or potential problems in the dietary department
  • Has the ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Has the ability to cook large quantities of food and deliver a superior product
  • Has the ability to guide and instruct others in food preparation and food serving
  • Has the ability to maintain professional demeanor under stress
  • Has the ability to recognize needs and help others without prompting
  • Has the ability to relate well with other employees and Residents of the Community
  • Is neat, clean, and works safely
  • Maintains current cleaning list and highest standards for kitchen cleanliness
  • Respects Resident rights and adheres to Community policy on Resident care
  • Performs all other duties assigned by Community Chef
Compliance and Safety:
  • Follows all emergency procedures
  • Understands all safety policies and procedures
  • Reports on-the-job injuries to the Community Chef before the end of the work shift on the day the injury occurs
  • Communicates effectively with Community Chef and other staff
  • Immediately advises Community Chef of any changes in physical and mental health of a Resident
  • Maintains acceptable attendance record, notifying chef if expected to be late or unable to work in accordance with Community HR policies and procedures, and follows work schedule
  • Serv Safe Certification required
  • Has a working knowledge of rules and regulations related to health and safety in food preparation
  • Knowledge of cooking times and temperatures essential in accordance to state guidelines
  • Knowledge of various cuts of meat and seasonings
  • Demonstrates ability in a wide range of food preparation and skills
  • Experienced in dealing with seniors and their dietary needs
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
Physical Requirements:
  • Physically able to bend and reach
  • Physically able to push and pull and lift up to 40-50 pounds if necessary
  • Physically able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work in a hot/humid environment for extended amounts of time
  • May be subject to burns from hot foods, cuts from knives, and falls on slippery floors if caution is not used when working
  • Can determine quality and palatability of food through taste and smell
  • May be required to work weekends and holidays as assigned
  • May be required to work on shifts other than the one for which hired
  • May be required to work extended hours (up to 16 hours per day)
  • May be subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc.,including HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis B and C viruses
  • Could be subject to hostile and emotionally upset Residents due to mentalstatus
  • In good physical and emotional health and free of communicable diseases
  • Background, criminal, and drug tests may be required
  • Could be asked to submit to random drug test during employment
  • May have their picture taken and image used in social media or community advertising
  • May be video recorded from devices installed by families in residents' apartments