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Company: Monte Vista Grove Homes
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: November 16, 2023

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Location: Pasadena, California, 91107, United StatesPosted: 2023-09-13Position Title: CookCompany Name: Monte Vista Grove HomesSector: Chef/CookMonte Vista Grove HomesCook-IMMEDIATE HIRE NEEDEDDEPARTMENT: DietaryREPORTS TO: Food Service DirectorSUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Food Service Director and/or Kitchen Manager, prepares foods needed for all departmental feeding responsibilities. Serves the tray-line and follows established sanitation procedures.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Cooks foodstuffs in quantities according to menu and number of persons to be served. Bakes breads and pastries as needed. Prepares vegetables and/or main entrees for residents, staff and special events. Plans menu taking advantage of foods in season and local availability. Makes appropriate substitutions as needed. Communicates supply needs to Kitchen Manager. Serves tray-line for Health Care residents. Tests cooked food by taste, temperature and smell. Responsible for following all HACCP and safety guidelines. Assists with the preparation of food for special functions. Responsible for restocking and general cleaning as assigned. Delegates duties and supervises kitchen operations including staff in the absence of the FSD and Kitchen Manager. Logs temperatures and follows cool down procedures. Pulls items from menu as needed. Follows all safety protocols. Have good customer service at all times with staff, residents and their families. Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: 2 years experience in therapeutic cooking; or one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to follow menu specifications and label foods. Ability to understand recipes and recipe conversions.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurements, volume, and distance. Able to convert recipes as needed, to increase or decrease quantities.REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to speak, read and write English is required and ability to speak Spanish is desirable. Skill with dealing with the elderly is required.PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics 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 functions.While performing the duties of the Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT:I have carefully read, understand, and accept the job description, including the qualifications and requirements of the position of Cook, and, if employed, I certify that I can and will perform the essential functions of the position.I understand Universal Precautions Risk Classification Categories may apply to this position and I may be exposed to AIDS, HIV, and hepatitis B Viruses.Apply to or send resume Melanie Shalchian at mshalchian@mvgh.orgPI32845954-25660-ec08b6e52d9d

Keywords: Monte Vista Grove Homes, Pasadena , Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Pasadena, California

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