Cook

FutureCare - Baltimore, MD (30+ days ago)3.4


Overview
As a member of the department management team, the supervisor plans, organizes and directs the delivery of proper nutrition and other food services throughout the facility. This position assumes the primary responsibility of overseeing department operations and ensuring good communication. The supervisor should ensure that all aspects of nutrition meet the high quality standards set by the facility.

Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following tasks and assignments

Handle and prepare food in a sanitary manner
Prepare food which is palatable and appetizing in appearance
Follow oral and written instructions
Keep your work area clean and sanitize work area after food preparation
Follow written menus and recipes.
Understand and be able to prepare therapeutic diets
Makes appropriate menu substitutions when necessary.
Monitors shortages and excesses of food and supplies; informs immediate supervisor
Be responsible for avoiding food waste
Assume responsibility for meeting meal schedules
Work cooperatively with food service staff and other departments

Qualifications

Qualifications:
High school graduate or equivalent.
Two (2) years previous employment in a hospital/long term care nutrition services department required.
Previous supervisory experience is preferred.
Sufficient mathematical skills for the conversion of recipe quantities.
Ability to follow verbal and written instruction, particularly recipes.
Basic knowledge to properly utilize and clean production equipment.
Awareness of efficient and appropriate utilization of leftovers.
Knowledge of food service sanitation and proper food handling practices.
Good communication skills.
Ability to provide supervision for a group of employees: dietary aides and porters.
Basic understanding of modified diets.
Knowledge of general sanitation and proper food handling practices.
Ability to provide guidance and direction to new employees.
Ability to deal with people in a tactful, diplomatic and respectful manner