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Culinary Services Cook

Company: Meadows Retirement Community
Location: Chenoa
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Cook will prepare the day and evening meals as well as perform and monitor the day-to-day operations of the kitchen within policies established by the Board of Trustees and in compliance with the standards set by applicable Federal and State governmental agencies.


  • High School diploma preferred.
  • Sanitation certification preferred.
  • Long-term care cooking experience preferred, including knowledge of food preparation tasks and equipment.
  • Minimum of one year working with the elderly and their family members preferred.
  • Able to work on their feet for 8 hours or more a day.
  • Must be cheerful and respectful when dealing with others, including staff, residents and visitors.
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
  • Able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must have good eyesight with or without glasses/contacts to be able to proof read tray cards and correspondence to or from Dietitian, staff, residents and/or their family members.
  • Ability to meet the public tactfully and to relate well with the elderly and their significant others and family members.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily complete pre-employment back screen exam for this position as well as an annual body mechanics screening.
  • Must be able to access all areas of the Health Center and Administration building via four flights of stairs where stairs, elevators and automatic doors are available.

Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates food preparation needs such as thawing meat for upcoming menus, preparing desserts and salads and anything else involved in preparing all complete meals.
  • Cleans work area, trays, carts and dishes.
  • Cooperates with other dining services workers, other departments, and residents and their families.
  • Becomes familiar with other dining services positions as needed and assigned due to absences.
  • Attends dining service staff meetings and other in-services.
  • Helps put away food/grocery orders when delivered.
  • Records receipt of donated foods and/or produce.
  • Reports supply shortages to the Director of Dining Services.
  • Dates and monitors all foods placed in storage.
  • Reports maintenance needs to the Director of Dining Services and Director of Maintenance.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Keywords: Meadows Retirement Community, Bloomington , Culinary Services Cook, Other , Chenoa, Illinois

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