Cook

Posted: 08/02/2020

Cook

Job LocationsUS-CO-Denver
 
Category
 
Culinary/Dishwashers
 
Type
 
Full Time

About Solera

Love to make a difference in the lives of seniors? At Solera Senior Living we are led by our Core Values which guide our decision-making at every level of our company. We are looking for compassionate individuals who want to join our team!

Solera’s Core Values:

Compassion

Commitment

Communication

Creativity

We are constantly asking ourselves to think outside of the box, utilize technology to improve lives, honor our relationships with one another, and make a meaningful difference in our community.  Our leadership team is made up of passionate people who have a true connection to seniors and their families, and who are dedicated to helping others’ grow and thrive.

Listen…we flat out LOVE what we do and if our story resonates with you, and you want to LOVE what you do every day - we want to meet you!

Overview & Responsibilities

The Cook provides full-scope, hands on production cooking in a community Culinary program. This person is responsible for maintaining a superior level of quality service, and cleanliness at all times. 

 

The essential duties and responsibilities described below are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the basic functions of the position. While every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of the position, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. 

  • Exemplify at all times community standards of cleanliness, sanitation and operational organization.
  • Responsible for adhering to food quality, appearance and presentation standards at all times. 
  • Produce and serve menu cycle programs that are compliant with required Nutritional/Dietary criteria as required by local regulations and correctly prepare diets provided per policy and procedure. 
  • Exhibit cooking standards of speed, accuracy, and efficiency. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge in all areas of cooking preparation  and production. 
  • Visit residents periodically to evaluate food service such as quality, quantity, temperature, and appearance; and conducts evaluations to make revisions in operations / procedures to promote improved food service. 
  • Embrace a culture of hospitality! All team members are expected, as a condition of employment to practice excellent customer service in all interactions with residents, guests, and coworkers. 
  • Plan, prepare, present and deliver all meals served within the property. 
  • Maintain a sanitary work environment and conform to all local codes and policies regarding proper storage, handling and serving of food. 
  • Inspect food storage rooms, utility/janitorial closets, etc., for upkeep and supply control. 
  • Perform administrative duties such as completing necessary forms, reports, evaluations, studies, etc., to assure control of equipment and supplies. 
  • Maintain a clean and orderly dining room(s). 
  • Obtain and maintain Serv Safe/Food Handler’s Permit. 
  • As applicable, process diet changes and new diets received and cooperate in the therapeutic and regular diet plans and menus to assure they are in compliance with the physician’s orders. 
  • Plan and prepare food items for activities, marketing and special events, as requested. 
  • Display tact and friendliness when dealing with residents, families and visitors. 
  • Encourage teamwork through cooperative interactions with co-workers and other departments. 
  • Support a positive and professional image through actions and dress. 
  • Performs other duties consistent with the position as assigned by the Director of Culinary Experience. 

Qualifications

  • Experience of 1 year restaurant/senior living or equivalent cooking experience. 
  • Ability to follow approved, standardized recipes and menus for regular and therapeutic diets. 
  • Ability to make independent decisions without supervision. 
  • Ability to interact tactfully with residents and family members, team members and general public. Ability to make decisions in stressful situations. 
  • Ability to communicate directions to all levels of team members, both in writing and verbally. 
  • Possesses good character and displays high degree of personal integrity. Displays sincere compassion towards cognitively impaired older adults. 
  • Demonstrates genuine concern for the physical and emotional needs of older people and their families.