Prepares hot food, cold food, snacks, and desserts in amounts consistent with census for patients, staff, guests, and special events as assigned, according to standardized recipes and safe food handling practices.
Accurately prepares patient trays using the menu spreadsheet or as directed to insure that patients receive food consistent with the physicianâ€™s diet order and the patientâ€™s preferences indicated. Utilizes scales, scoops, and other measuring devices to provide foods in amounts specified on the menu spreadsheet.
Properly covers, labels, dates, and applies the time of day to all foods processed on the premises before storing in the refrigerator or freezer in accordance with Illinois Department of Public Health regulations.
Maintains all kitchen areas in a clean and sanitary manner.Records dish washing temperatures to insure residents are served with sanitary dishes and flatware.
Interacts with nursing personnel during meal service to insure that patient food service needs are met.
Responsible for making sure dietary staff are in the kitchen at all times during the supervisorâ€™s absence.
Uses various food service preparation equipment and utensils, blender, slicer, food processor, ovens, grill, deep fat fryer, steamer, knives, mixers, can openers, dish machine, etc.
Obtains food from various storage areas, freezer, refrigerator, store room and transports to food production areas.
Follows written instructions for all food cooking protocols to ensure safe, consistent, and efficient food preparation.
Complies with mandatory hand washing requirements and follows written hand washing procedure to prevent contamination.