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Overview

Early Access to Paycheck with Earned Wage Access is available for Hourly Associates (outside of CA)

Make Lives Better Including Your Own. If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us! You’ll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness. Full suite of health insurance, life insurance and retirement plans are available and vary by employment status. Additional benefits offered include, but are not limited to:

Tuition Reimbursement

Pet Insurance

Adoption Reimbursement Benefits

Variety of Associate Discounts

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply. Please note, Brookdale is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccination.

Responsibilities

Responsible for maintaining high quality standards of kitchen operation, including assisting with all food preparation and plating of food.

Prepares meals from standardized recipes in accordance with the menu and ensures proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods in a safe and sanitary manner.

Assumes responsibility for total kitchen operations and handles all situations in the kitchen according to policy. Oversees proper food handling and utilization of all foods to prevent contamination, increase quality, and reduce cost.

Sets up food service line and workstations with needed condiments and ensures all required condiments and garnishes are prepared and served with appropriate foods.

Assists in coordinating prep for the following day’s menu.

Assists in training new kitchen employees.

Assists in ordering food and kitchen supplies.

Assists in creating menus.

Assists in execution of special events and functions.

Fills in for the Sous Chef when absent and may be required to supervise other staff positions.

Responds to community issues or concerns that may occur in the dining room.

Keeps stock rooms, coolers, and freezers clean. Ensures that food supplies are rotated and all perishables are labeled, dated and stored properly.

Maintains kitchen cleanliness and proper food preparation according to state and local health department code requirements and departmental procedures.

Keeps food waste to a minimum by utilizing food storage and food recycling techniques.

This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

Qualifications

Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalent plus one year certificate from college or technical school preferred. Minimum of six months food preparation experience required.

Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsCurrent ServSafe Certification required. Obtain/hold any local, state and/or county required food handling/sanitation licenses and/or certificates.

Management / Decision MakingUses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.

Knowledge and SkillsHas a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Standing

Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors

Walking

Sitting

Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.

Use hands and fingers to handle or feel

Reach with hands and arms

Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections

Climb or balance

Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

Talk or hear

Taste or smell

Exposure to latex

Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds

Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens

Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards

Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment

Vision

Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Job Type
Full Time
Salary
N/A
Experience
N/A
Posted
65 days ago

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