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Welty Home Cook

Job Title: Cook

Supervisor: Dietary Manager

Department: Dietary

Summary of the Position: Responsible for preparation of resident meals in accordance with dietary standards and in a tasteful and appetizing manner of presentation.

Key Responsibilities:

The duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Prepares food as per recipes and menu plan, taking into consideration the need for availability of substitutes per resident choice and/or per need for modification to diet.
  2. Checks and maintains proper food temperatures according to dietary standards.
  3. Ensures maintenance of an adequate supply of coffee
  4. Prepares trays for sick residents as requested by nursing staff.
  5. Lunchtime: preparation of meals for apartment residents per schedule.
  6. Washes dishes, pots and pans.
  7. Cleans kitchen/sanitizes equipment in preparation for next meal.
  8. Directs and assists in putting away food and kitchen supplies as delivered.
  9. Keeps the working area up to health and sanitation standards.
  10. Supervises dietary aide as needed.  Assists in bussing tables after meals. Other duties that may be assigned or needed from time to time.
  11. Helps with cleaning duties in the kitchen as assigned by the Dietary Manager
  12. Other duties assigned by the Dietary Manager


  • High school graduate preferred.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions
  • Food Handlers Card required
  • At least two years of institutional food service experience
  • Supervisory experience desirable


Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift  25 lbs.; to carry trays;  to bend and stretch as necessary; to use the standard kitchen appliances (including the grill, steamer, convection oven, meat slicer, dish machine), and to utilize the vacuum cleaner and mop
  • Must be capable of completing the assigned duties in the time allotted
  • Must be able to relate to the elderly; be courteous and helpful at all times; be flexible; and patient with residents and their changing needs
  • Appearance must be clean and neat; wears hair net and observes proper personal hygiene practices