JOB SPECIFICATIONS: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards. Staff must demonstrate flexibility for reassignments. The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute. The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.
Prepares hot food, cold food, snacks, and desserts in amounts consistent with census for patients, staff, guests, and special events as assigned, according to standardized recipes and safe food handling practices.
Accurately prepares patient trays using the menu spreadsheet or as directed to insure that patients receive food consistent with the physician's diet order and the patient's preferences indicated. Utilizes scales, scoops, and other measuring devices to provide foods in amounts specified on the menu spreadsheet.
Properly covers, labels, dates, and applies the time of day to all foods processed on the premises before storing in the refrigerator or freezer in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health regulations.
Maintains all kitchen areas in a clean and sanitary manner.Records dish washing temperatures to insure residents are served with sanitary dishes and flatware.
Interacts with nursing personnel during meal service to insure that patient food service needs are met.
Responsible for making sure dietary staff are in the kitchen at all times during the supervisor's absence.
Uses various food service preparation equipment and utensils, blender, slicer, food processor, ovens, grill, deep fat fryer, steamer, knives, mixers, can openers, dish machine, etc.
Obtains food from various storage areas, freezer, refrigerator, store room and transports to food production areas.
Follows written instructions for all food cooking protocols to ensure safe, consistent, and efficient food preparation.
Complies with mandatory hand washing requirements and follows written hand washing procedure to prevent contamination.