A cook prepares and serves food using proper food handling and
food safety techniques for residents, as well as for employees and
special events. The prepared food is expected to taste good and be
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.
Note: All employees of Cascadia Healthcare are required to
submit and be cleared to work in the facility per each states
specific background check requirements prior to contact with
NOTE: Federal Child Labor Laws do not permit employees younger
than 18 years of age to work with or repair, adjust, or clean
power-driven machines such as meat slicers and commercial mixers.
Therefore, individuals must be at least 18 years of age to be
employed in this position.
Prepares food for regular and therapeutic diets according to a
planned menu, as well as for employees and special events, as
requested by the Culinary Manager.
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.
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,
Utilizes standardized recipes to prepare menu items.
Ensures that meals and snacks are delivered to designated areas
according to established time schedules.
Ensures that the proper quantity of food is prepared and/or
pre-portioned as directed and within established time
Maintains the proper temperature of food during preparation and
service. Records temperatures of food according to established
Serves resident meals/snacks accurately in accordance with a
planned menu, the residents diet orders, and food preferences.
Uses the correct portion control utensils during the
preparation, pre-portioning, and service of food.
Labels, dates, and stores food properly according to established
Ensures that refrigerator/freezer temperatures are within the
appropriate range. Records temperatures on appropriate logs and
reports any discrepancies to the Culinary Manager.
Washes dishes, and other kitchen items according to established
procedures for manual and/or automatic dishwashing. Records water
temperatures and/or sanitizer on designated logs. Reports any
problems with proper water temperature or sanitizer to the Culinary
Manager in a timely manner.
Keeps work area clean and uncluttered during preparation and
service of food.
Performs cleaning assignments according to established policies
and utilizes the proper cleaning chemicals.
Performs duties using proper infection control techniques and
using protective equipment as needed.
Ensures that dishes, and other needed items are readily
available for the next meal. Stores dishes, and other kitchen
items.. in the proper location in a way to prevent
Assists in receiving, storing, and verifying invoices for
incoming food, supplies, etc.
Helps ensure that an adequate supply of food, supplies, etc. is
available at all times. Reports inadequate stock levels to the
Culinary Manager in a timely manner.
Uses food supplies and equipment in an efficient and economic
manner to prevent waste.
Maintains the security of the kitchen.
Performs all duties using proper safety techniques.
Operates equipment according to manufacturer and supervisory
direction. Maintains equipment in clean and safe operating
condition. Reports all equipment problems to Culinary Manager
Completes tasks according to established time schedules.
Makes recommendations to the Culinary Manager regarding
improvements in recipes, menus, production and service of food,
equipment, etc. to enhance the quality of the food service.
Works cooperatively as a team member with co-workers in all
departments of the facility.
Interacts appropriately and in a positive manner with residents,
families, and visitors.
- Ensures punctuality and regular attendance for assigned