Full Job Description
The simple act of caring is heroic
The Masonic Homes of California is a continuing care retirement community that also offers social services outside of our campuses. We are committed to a culture of person-centered care that makes a profound difference in the lives of our clients. We call this the Masonic Homes Way, and it is founded upon the pillars of Safety, Personal Connection, Experience, and Efficiency. From our line staff to our leaders, we strive to demonstrate excellence in serving our clients and place value on high quality job performance, professional development, workplace safety and client and employee satisfaction. We are team-oriented, caring and honest. We are dedicated to disciplined innovation and continuous quality improvement and are committed to sharing our knowledge and attracting the best and brightest talent.
The Cook II role is a temporary position reporting to the Executive Chef. The position will be available during the shelter-in-place order and for a short period of time thereafter. Temporary staff will have the opportunity to fill our open regular, full-time and part-time positions.
Prepares and produces nutritious and quality product for well‑balanced meals in accordance with federal and state regulations and MHCUC policies and procedures, to assure that quality food service is provided at all times. Adheres to Title 22, MHCUC policies and HACCP principles.
Prepares foods in a timely manner, in accordance with sanitary regulations, and in accordance with planned menus as well as established policies and procedures.
Develops and maintains a good working rapport with inter‑department personnel to assure that food service is properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
Handles, stores, and rotates foods and supplies in the proper manner.
Assures that the food production area and equipment are in good condition, properly sanitized and free of safety hazards.
Supervises the serving of meals and ensures the food is at proper temperature, properly styled, palatable and appetizing in appearance.
Handles leftover foods by properly storing, wrapping, labeling and dating or properly follows up to ensure usage or disposal.
Prepares food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus, standardized recipes, and special diet orders.
Consults with Director of Dining Services, Executive or Sous Chefs regarding food production and carries out other duties as assigned by the Dietary Management team.
Maintains a good working relationship with co-workers.
Attends mandatory training sessions and applies all applicable procedures as needed.
5 years minimum experience or combination of experience and a graduate of an accredited culinary program or ACF apprenticeship
Ability to pass basic Knife skills and production test
Ability to read and write and communicate fluently.
At the Masonic Homes you will have the opportunity to combine your passion for helping people and high ethical standards with the opportunities to advance your career.
In return for your skills and passion, we offer:
Work at a Top Place to Work focused on teamwork and support
Excellent health benefits with no deductible, new federal emergency paid sick leave and other benefits for you and your family’s well-being – available to temporary hires
A generous contribution to a 401K plan whether or not you participate, and an additional contribution from the company when you participate in the plan – available to temporary hires
Investment in your growth through Tuition Reimbursement - $1,500 per year