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Cook I

Company: Ridgecrest
Location: Mount Airy
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Find your new career with a team that makes a difference in senior's lives.Come see why Ridgecrest is certified as a Great Place to Work!Now accepting applications for a Line Cook with restaurant experience.Experience in preparing high-quality food from scratch according to standardized recipes and instructions preferred. Senior Living experience a plus.Ask us how to take control and elevate your career. Free virtual doctor visits for you and your family. Pick your co-workers - refer your friends and earn cash! Scholarships! Get paid daily and more!Call - Interviews offered daily.POSITION SUMMARY: This is the first step in culinary arts for anyone in our company that wishes to begin their career in the in the heart of the house. This rank is for anyone with basic kitchen knowledge, or for anyone wishing to obtain the basic skills for an entry level position in the kitchen. A Cook 1 should be familiar with the main and satellite kitchens, Should know basic food sanitation guidelines, they should know the policies and procedures of the kitchen including but not limited to opening, closing, shopping and prep lists, They should consistently practice Mis En Place on a daily basis, a CDM should have reviewed all of the therapeutic diets and signed off on each of the diets having coached and trained on all of them, a chef should have signed off on their knife cuts and can now execute each on a daily basis, They should be able to produce each of the egg dishes assigned to them in the Pathway, and they should be able to execute all of the sandwiches assigned to them in the Pathway.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Working in a collaborative manner with the front and back of the house team members, ensuring compliance with Senior Living Communities' standards for quality, presentation and portion control are met.Adhere to all proper handling, HACCP, labeling, and storage protocols for all foods and ensure compliance with all relevant food service regulations.Follow all safety protocols and consistently practice a culture of safety.Maintain documentation of temperature charts and records.Maintain an open communication and professional working relationship with all community departments and Home Office support team to ensure residents remain happy and living the Weller Life.Actively participate in planning and production meetings with the team.Attend and actively participate in required in-service training and education programs.Other duties as assigned and directed by the Executive Chef or Director of Dining Services.COMPETENCIES:To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:Technical Skills - Individual must demonstrate current and ongoing competence in tasks assigned which indicates a specialized skill in this area above and beyond the average.Communication - Demonstrates an ability to effectively and regularly transfer information to necessary parties to improve the quality of her work and to provide her supervisor with actionable, accurate data.Initiative - Is self-motivated and personally competitive. Wants to achieve for the good of the Company and her team. Seeks additional work when they have capacity. Demonstrates an ability and desire to bring new ideas and solutions to their supervisor on an ongoing basis.Flexibility - The ability to quickly adapt to changing conditions. The ability to navigate obstacles with ease and professionalism.Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to ideas and tries new hingsTeamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; encourages others and asks for help when needed. Exhibits patience and compassion.Professionalism - Ensures product is delivered on time and is of the highest quality. Assumes responsibility for mistakes. Presents themselves in a manner which enhances the brand image. Understands that no information is truly private and conducts online or social networking activities accordingly.Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works ethically with integrity; upholds the Company's Guiding Principles:People First, AlwaysWe Exist to Serve our MembersWe Have a Responsibility to be FullPhysical Demands, Work Environment, and Expected Hours of Work: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.Capable of standing, maneuvering independently and safety around work area.Capable of standing on a tile floor for an eight-hour shift.Ability to see and hear, or to use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that position requirements can be fully.Sufficient manual dexterity to operate a fire extinguisher and to manipulate kitchen equipment, including slicer, chopper, processor, knives, etc.An individual in this position will be required to lift or carry weight up to 50 lbs.Must be free of diseases that can be transmitted in the performance of job responsibilities during the stage of communicability unless the employee can be given duties that minimize the likelihood of transmission.May be exposed to minimal to moderate noise and exposure to blood and/or body fluids.May experience traumatic situations including psychiatric and deceased residents.Subject to moderate physical and emotional stress associated with food service.Performance of job tasks will involve exposure to cleaning chemicals, heat and cold.TRAVEL: No travel is expected, although occasional travel may be required for training sessions, continuing education opportunities, emergency situations, and other company functions.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:High school graduation or GED required.1-2 years' experience in a similar position desired.Culinary training a plus.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:Ability to read, write, speak and understand English fluently.Ability to meet or exceed the company's attendance and punctuality standards.Ability to use miscellaneous software and office equipment.Ability to understand and follow directions as given.Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Keywords: Ridgecrest, Winston-Salem , Cook I, Hospitality & Tourism , Mount Airy, North Carolina

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