Kitchen Assistant




The primary responsibility of the Kitchen Assistant is to set tables, bus tables, wash dishes, assist the Cook as needed, and complete cleaning duties. Maintaining a clean kitchen and dining area and a positive social environment for the residents are most important.Areas of Responsibility* Thoroughly wash all dishes, cookware, flatware and utensils.* Properly maintain all dishwashing equipment.* Monitor water temperature and/or chemical compounds as appropriate to ensure the prevention of food borne illness and the spread of communicable disease.* Clean all work areas following established cleaning schedules.* Prepare, wash and store dishes following each meal.* Assist in serving, if needed.* Assist Cooks in preparing foods and cleaning food serving areas and equipment.* Set up serving carts for each meal as required.* Assist in busing tables and prepare dishes for washing.* Clean dining room tables and chairs. Vacuum and clean dining room area.* Assist serving associates in preparing the dining room for the next meal service.* Assist in laundering and pressing linens and other washable items used in the Dining Services area.* Deliver and retrieve trays to resident apartments as needed.* Work as part of the Dining Services team to ensure smooth, efficient and safe operation of the kitchen.* Help contribute to high quality Dining Services operations by paying attention to food presentation and taste, and courteous responses to residents and associates during meal service.* Adhere to prescribed sanitation practices and procedures.* Attend and participate in all meetings and training as directed by Company policy and the Dining Services Director.* Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when on duty.* Be constantly watchful of signs that residents are not able to function independently or a change in resident's behavior. Report all signs to the Dining Services Director following the Company policies and procedures.* Report any and all deferred maintenance, vandalism or hazardous situations to the Dining Services Director as discovered and take appropriate action as necessary.* Ensure understanding of and compliance with all regulations regarding residents' rights.* Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident, associate, Community and Company information deemed as such.* Other duties as assigned.Special Requirements/Certifications:* Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.* High school diploma or equivalent.* Minimum of six (6) months food service (or related field) preferred.* Must be flexible/adaptable, pay attention to detail, and have a good sense of teamwork.* Must have an awareness of safety practices.* Must possess, or be willing to obtain, current food handler permit and certification of Hepatitis A vaccinations where required.* Must have a positive Criminal Background Screening.* Must pass a physical having no signs or symptoms of a communicable disease including tuberculosis where required. Freedom from tuberculosis must be documented on an annual basis where required. The Community is a drug free workplace; associates are subject to adherence to the Company Drug Free Workplace policy

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