Great Lakes Management

  • Cook Cottagewood Senior Communities of Rochester

    Job Locations US-MN-Rochester
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/8/2019 11:58 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Food Services
  • Overview

    This position is located on the beautiful, family like campus, Cottagewood Senior Communities of Rochester.  We are a caring community for our residents as well as our employee family.   


    The Cook is responsible for all food preparation so that food meets and/or exceeds quality, quantity and service schedule requirements and hospitality service standards for the community. Responsible to effectively manage all food production in the absence of the Lead Cook or Dining Service Coordinator. Responsible for handling all foods in accordance with sanitary procedures and standards and complies with all federal, state and local regulatory procedures regarding food production.




    Essential Duties: Preparation and Food Service

    • Summary of general responsibilities include but not limited to the preparation and serving of meals, sanitation of food service areas, accurate record keeping, receiving, rotating and inventory of products and regulatory compliance
    • Adheres to posted menus and prepares food items using approved recipes in a timely manner
    • Adheres to production sheets and instructions
    • Prepares all special dietary needs as directed
    • Prepares texture modified food as directed
    • Monitors all food items to see that at least the minimum guidelines for temperature, taste and quality are upheld at all times
    • Tastes and prepares food to determine quality or necessary adjustment
    • Maintains sanitary conditions to ensure safety and compliance with regulations; responsible for cleaning work areas
    • Follows all local, state and federal policies regarding food handling
    • Maintains standards of cleanliness, hygiene and health standards
    • Transports insulated food containers on dollies to the various cottages and other locations on campus using a company vehicle.
    • Responsible for recording and maintaining the following food safety temperature records for service standards and regulatory compliance



    Essential Duties: Food Safety, Sanitation and Maintenance

    • Performs and assists in the rotation (FIFO – First in-First Out) and security of such food and supplies in the correct storage area
    • Safe food handling is practiced at all times to prevent an outbreak of food borne illness
    • Performs cleaning and sanitation duties as assigned and as needed
    • Maintains all cooking equipment in a safe and working order
    • Maintains all work areas in a healthful and safe condition
    • Maintains kitchen and surrounding areas for proper directional flow, organization and supplies placement



    • Maintains a current ServSafe® certificate (food services sanitation certificate) or able to participate in the food services sanitation training to become ServSafe® certified
    • Valid drivers license
    • One (1) year job related experience including food preparation, full-line menu items and therapeutic diets
    • Culinary apprenticeship or training preferred
    • High School diploma/GED accepted
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities
    • Possess written and verbal skills for effective communication
    • Competent in organizational, time management skills
    • Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving and decision making skills



    Day hours with rotating weekends and holidays. 




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