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Prep Cook

Job ID 6296881 Date posted 11/20/2017

Description

Do you have the talent, motivation and drive to join Erickson Living’s growing dining services team? This is an exciting time as we have recently launched a new signature dining program that will include: restaurant style dining, from scratch cooking, intimate dining venues, increased daily menu options, in the moment cooking, and chef-inspired culinary creations. Do you want the excitement of a fast-paced kitchen but the satisfaction of making a true difference in people’s lives? Are you committed to excellence and passionate about the work you do?

Ann’s Choice is an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community located in Warminster, PA, in the heart of beautiful Bucks County. We are currently interviewing qualified applicants to fill several open culinary positions. We hire engaged and self-motivated individuals seeking to join our resident-focused team. Our employees experience an exceptional work environment, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits. At Erickson Living we strive to be the most valued and trusted leader in senior housing and services through operational excellence, integrated senior health and wellness, and a commitment to the Erickson Way culture and values. Some of the many resident amenities include three onsite restaurants, a fitness center, transportation, 24-hour concierge services, on-site security and medical team, and a performing arts theater.

We have a job opening for a Prep Cook Full-Time who is responsible for items listed on the work station prep sheet, to include hot and cold items. Works with cooks to expand knowledge in an effort to accept responsibility of cooks function in their absence.

The Prep Cook Full-Time Job Duties and Responsibilities Include:

1. Maintains the Erickson Living philosophy and Vision statement.
2. Follows proper handling, preparation and holding guidelines, takes temperatures at regular intervals and maintains foods in sufficient quantities while minimizing over-production and waste.
3. Assists in preparing all food products as scheduled in the cycle menu (including therapeutic and mechanically altered recipes as scheduled), to include regular breakfast, lunch and dinner service and any catering or other special functions using Production Sheets and approved recipes.
4. Follows HACCP procedures and practices.
5. Maintains kitchen sanitation and equipment cleaning schedule.
6. Communicates appropriately with all food service staff, supervisors and listens effectively.
7. Works safely, consistently using designated safety equipment (personal protective equipment- PPE).

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.

• Ability to initiate and implement necessary plans to assure proper food service for breakfast, lunch, dinner, catering and special events.
• Employee will be required to work weekends and holidays


EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• High School Diploma or GED preferred.
• Minimum of one year experience in food preparation required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
None

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Must be able to read, write, understand and communicate in the English language.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
N/A

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.

• Ability to stand for long periods of time
• Walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
• Use hands to finger, handle, or feel; or reach with hands and arms;
• Complete repetitive tasks such as slicing, dicing, peeling, mixing, cutting, serving,
• Ability to safely lift and/or move, using designated safety equipment, objects weighing up to 50 pounds
• Talk, hear, smell, taste
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception
• Speaking, thinking, evaluating, writing, learning new skills and information

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.

• Ability to work in a fast paced environment
• Ability to work in extreme temperatures including hot kitchen to refrigerators and freezers.
• Ability to work in a multi-tasked environment
• Employee will be required to work weekends and holidays

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