The Prep cook shall prepare, set-up, pan all food and serve for each meal. They shall also perform cleaning assignments, and other kitchen and dish room duties.
Adheres to the Code of Conduct and upholds the philosophy, vision, and core values of the organization and ensures the Christian Mission of Lutheran Senior Services is realized so that Older Adults Live Life to the Fullest .
Organizes, sets-up and prepares foods for use in breakfast, lunch, dinner, alternative menus, special event and catering foods, cafeteria foods and dietary restricted foods following standardized recipes and production sheets or as directed.
Provides full or partial meal service in dining room or serving line style in a professional, courteous manner contributing positively to the resident and customer dining experience.
Responds to special requests or requests for additional items in a timely fashion.
Prepares appropriate quantity of food adhering to standardized production menus when appropriate. Prepares alternate food items and/or additional quantities when requested by resident or customer in a timely fashion.
Performs daily cleaning assignments to help maintains proper sanitation in the Kitchen and Food Service area keeping areas clean and organized.
Utilizes and maintains equipment according to safety and standard operating instructions.
Follows infection control procedures, including proper hand washing, food preparation, food storage, food disposal and wearing protective clothing and equipment.
Follows all safety procedures and protocol as dictated by LSS policy, federal and state regulations and standard food handling practices and corrects and/or reports all hazardous conditions, defective equipment and accidents or incidents to the supervisor immediately.
Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
- High school diploma or the equivalent.
- Prefer at least one year of institutional, cooking, prep-cooking, or kitchen area work.
- Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
- Must possess the ability to follow oral/written instructions.
- Must be able to read, write and make simple calculations.
- Must possess leadership abilities such as planning, organizing, interpretation and good personal relations skills.
- Must be knowledgeable of dietary functions in a health care facility.
- Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment and appearance of work areas.
- Must have or be willing to receive a hepatitis A vaccine prior to beginning work.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The physical activities and demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and able to push/pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of 150 pounds on wheels. The employee frequently is required to sit; reach with hands and arms; squat and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to or feel objects, tools, or controls, have clarity of speech, speech recognition, written expression, and requires sensory abilities.
The Working Environment
The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws and standards.
Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile residents within the facility.
Employee will work in a lighted and ventilated working area that has its own temperature control system (air conditioning and heat).
Subject to frequent interruptions.
Subject to falls, burns, odors, etc., throughout the work day.
Subject to sudden temperature changes.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Appropriate ergonomic and personal safety equipment is provided as needed.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and standards.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Day Shift (United States of America)