Cafeteria Worker/Cook

Full Job Description

The Cook is responsible for preparing quality meals for residents. They are involved in direct food preparation and ensure that all regulations and standards are being met.

The Cook assists in serving food to the residents; helps with clean-up of kitchen and serving areas; and assists with inventory as needed to ensure that the required supplies are available.


1. Must be at least 21 years of age
2. High school diploma or equivalent
3. One year of experience in quantity food preparation
4. Prepare meals in accordance with written menu and special diet requirements
5. Genuine caring for and understanding of residents.
6. Comply with Residents’ Rights and employee Personnel Policies
7. Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below
8. Perform Essential Duties as outlined below


  • Ability to perform simple calculations
  • Ability to understand written and verbal instructions
  • Knowledge of food service equipment operating procedures
  • Ability to operate food service equipment safely and properly


  • Prepare and cook resident meals in quantities according to USDA menu guidelines and number of persons served
  • Prepare meals according to proper methods and cooking temperatures for best utilization and yield of meats and other foods
  • Clean work area and equipment in accordance with sanitation requirements
  • Prepare food in accordance with planned menus
  • Use good judgment in food preparation, seasoning food, estimating requirements, and utilizing leftovers
  • Taste, smell, and observe all foods prepared to ensure conformity with recipes, and good taste and appetizing appearance
  • Consistently prepare meals timely ensuring serving schedules are being met
  • Serve food according to dietary guidelines
  • Prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations
  • Make only authorized substitutions
  • Monitor USDA portion control guidelines for individual residents to prevent food waste
  • Record required temperatures
  • Store food items properly away according to state regulations
  • Dispose of food and waste properly
  • Receive and check deliveries as directed by the Cafeteria Manager
  • Prepare foods for facility personnel, families, visitors, and for special occasions and events
  • Attend monthly departmental and full staff in-service programs to meet facility educational requirements
  • Other duties as directed by the Cafeteria Manager.
  • Display professionalism both in appearance and in attitude
  • Deal effectively with staff, residents, and superiors in a professional manner
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of facility’s operations and physical layout
  • Exhibit initiative and willingness to learn

Job Type: Part-time


  • 401(k) matching
  • Retirement plan

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:
All Health Department and CDC guidelines are followed on our campus.


  • Food Service: 1 year (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is:

  • A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
  • A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

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