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Chef / Cook

Company: Alden Estates of Evanston
Location: Evanston
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Alden Estates of Evanston - JOB SUMMARY

  • To prepare and serve food in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, and facility policies. Supervises food production and presentation.


    • One (1) year dietary experience in a hospital, skilled nursing facility, or related medical facility preferred (but not necessary).
    • Must be knowledgeable of dietary procedures.
    • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner.


      • Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
      • Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
      • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
      • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel, and support agencies.
      • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.
      • Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people.
      • May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds throughout the day.
      • Must be able to taste and smell food to determine quality and palatability.
      • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc. including exposure to HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis B virus


        • Complies with established departmental policy & procedure and governmental regulations.
        • Review menu extensions prior to preparation of foods.
        • Suggest menu changes to assist Corporate Dietitian in development of menus.
        • Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus, including therapeutic

        • Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
        • Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
        • Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes.
        • Assure resident meal trays are correct.
        • Uses and teaches proper food handling techniques.
        • Complete daily and scheduled cleaning.
        • Dates, labels, & stores food properly.
        • Assists in receiving and storing incoming food, supplies, etc.
        • Makes menu substitutions as necessary and records these on designated form.
        • Meets time schedule for meals and snacks.
        • Reports all accidents/incidents to supervisor immediately.
        • Reports all hazardous conditions to supervisor immediately.
        • Recommend to Supervisor the equipment and supply needs.
        • Attends staff meetings, in-services etc. as scheduled.
        • Supervises the Dietary Department in absence of Supervisor.
        • Performs other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Alden Estates of Evanston, Evanston , Chef / Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Evanston, Illinois

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