Lead Cook - Full Time Varies - The Shores

Job Locations US-IA-Pleasant Hill
Posted Date 2 months ago(2/10/2020 12:58 PM)
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The Shores


Purpose of the Job:  

The overall purpose of this job is to ensure high-quality food is prepared, apportioned, and presented in an appealing manner to residents. The responsibilities of this job include all types of food preparation, including yet not limited to baking, grilling, stove-top and oven cooking; and cleaning the kitchen. The incumbent may be assigned to oversee progress of cooks’ abilities, kitchen projects, or certain aspects of food preparation in the kitchen.  Supports and lives out Immanuel’s mission and CHRIST Promises.




Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

Food Preparation

  • Prepares nutritious and delicious food for residents.
  • Apportions and presents food in an appealing manner.
  • Cleans, cuts, and cooks meat, fish, and poultry.
  • Bakes breads, rolls, and other pastries.

·         Prepares food following recipes and special dietary restrictions.


  • Cleans and inspects galley equipment and appliances.
  • Cleans and sanitizes work areas including surfaces, towels, utensils, and dispensers.

·         Maintains safety of work areas.

·         Maintains stock in kitchen and food prep areas.

·         Assists with food prep as needed.

·         Follows all procedures and regulations as written by management.


·         May oversee special projects or areas of food preparation for individual development.

·         Trains, coaches, and monitors progress of new cooks.

·         Ensures cooks are completing their tasks in a timely and thorough manner.

·         Communicates any changes/information with Sous Chef or Executive Chef.


  • Carries out heavy cleaning of kitchen areas as assigned.
  • May be designated to serve as the director of food and nutritional services in absence of a Clinical Dietitian in LTC community (depending on location).
  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.



  • High School Diploma/GED is preferred.
  • Degree in Culinary Arts from a trade or vocational school is preferred.
  • Equivalent years of experience may substitute for education requirement.


  • Two (2) years of culinary experience is required.
  • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

Other Requirements-

  • Serve Safe training is preferred
  • Food Handler certificate is preferred.
  • Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) is required if designated to serve as the director of food and nutritional services for LTC Community.


KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of food standards and sanitation practices (e.g., food-borne illnesses cross-contamination, etc.)
  • Knowledge of good customer service practices.
  • Skills in food preparation.
  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to carry items back and forth between locations.
  • Ability to verbally communicate in a professional and effective manner.
  • Ability to serve residents in a courteous manner.
  • Ability to anticipate the needs of residents and co-workers.
  • Ability to follow procedures and instructions as written by management.
  • Ability to meet all safety and sanitation guidelines as written by Immanuel.
  • Ability to treat all types of people with compassion.
  • Ability to be motivated.
  • Ability to be a team player.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible when working through changes in responsibility.



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