Riddle Village
  • 02-Jan-2018 to 15-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Dining
  • Media, PA, USA
  • Part Time

Riddle Village, a lifecare retirement community, is seeking a part-time cook for our independent dining rooms.

About Riddle Village and Our Employees:
Riddle Village offers the best value among life care communities in the Delaware Valley. The community was developed to meet the retirement and healthcare needs of active, independent adults age 62 and better. Should it ever be needed, Riddle Village's lifecare protection plan provides access to the Community's health care services onsite, offering both assisted living and skilled nursing. In addition, Riddle Village offers all of the social, recreational, educational and cultural activities a resident could want in a vital, thriving community. The Community is proud to provide our residents several dining venue options, offering fine dining, buffet, pub-style, and café services.

Considering all of the services and amenities available to our residents, it is easy to understand why Riddle Village is considered retirement living at its finest. But none of this would be possible without our exceptional, dedicated associates.
Riddle Village's culture has a simple philosophy, "Smile and say hello, everything else will follow". Everywhere you turn in the community, you are greeted with a warm smile and a welcoming hello. With over 300 dedicated associates, there is always someone offering our residents a helping hand, a caring ear to listen, or just a friendly smile to let you know that we are all part of the team and together we will continue to make Riddle Village the best community possible. If you are enthusiastic about working with the elderly and you are looking to be part of an incredible team and pleasant work environment, then Riddle Village may be the place for you!

About the Cook Position:
The cook hired for this open position should be creative, customer-service oriented, and fit well into this type of culture. In return, Riddle Village offers a competitive salary and a positive work environment with opportunities to grow within the company.
Under the supervision of the Production Manager, the cook prepares palatably, the proper amounts of all foods on the menu in accordance with dietary spreadsheets and production sheets, standardized recipes, preparation methods, portion control, time schedules and sanitary standards as well as serving procedures. Supervises other kitchen workers in the absence of the Production Manager. Primary responsibilities include:
• Utilizing production sheets to determine how much preparation should be made. Responsible for the completion of all prep work for the next day's menu.
• If working the AM shift, responsible for opening kitchen facilities; checking out keys from security, turning on all equipment (including vent hoods), receiving all orders, supervision of all food service staff before supervisors show for work
• If working the PM shift, responsible for shut down of all kitchen equipment, proper storage and label of all goods, receiving all late orders, supervision of all food service staff in the absence of all supervisors.
• Maintaining high standards of sanitation and housekeeping by daily completing their special cleaning tasks as outlined on the sanitation list posted by the Production Manager.
• Maintaining the implemented employee meal programs policies & procedures.
• Reporting of all food needs to the Production Manager in writing; checking to see that they are available and working closely with the supervisor on special problems or needs.
• Ensuring that the kitchen department functions efficiently during his or her time on duty.
• Following high standards of safety 'practices set forth by the Dept. of Health Services and Riddle Village.
• Attending all in-service training sessions together with co-workers to keep abreast of current knowledge in the field of nutrition and dietary needs.
• Attending and contributing to the daily production meetings held just before the start of each service.
• May be assigned of duties as necessary by management

Job Requirements:
The ideal candidate must have a genuine interest in geriatric care and must believe in and uphold the philosophy of Riddle Village. He/she should also show a genuine interest in the culinary arts and be willing to accept criticism in order to learn others ideas. In addition, the person must meet the following criteria:
• At least 1-2 years continuous experience as a cook in a hotel, restaurant or country club (3-5 years preferred)
• Must have ability to speak the English language and follow oral and written directions
• Must have ability to follow diet instructions and menus and compute quantities of food needed
• Must know the basic skills of preparing food from scratch, cutting meats and vegetables, preparing stocks, and have a familiarity with seasonings
• Knowledge of normal nutrition and routine special diets is helpful
• Must know how to operate kitchen equipment and recognize the need for repairs.
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and push/pull up to 100 pounds
• Must have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team
• Must have good customer service, organization, communication, and interpersonal skills
• Must be able to keep up in a fast-paced environment

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