Century Park Cook/ Prep Cook/ Sous Chef in Andover, Kansas
We are seeking an experienced cook to join our team! Both day and evening shifts are available. Position Summary: The Cook/Sous Chef prepares nutritious, high quality meals with a hospitality focus for residents enjoyment in accordance with all laws, regulations and company standards Reports to the Dining Services Director. Qualifications: * Must have high school diploma or equivalent * Must have 1 year scratch food preparation experience * Must have prior experience regularly preparing meals for large groups * Must be able to be ServSafe certified Primary Job Responsibilities: * Maintains system to ensure timely meal services * Checks daily menu and special events calendar to ensure necessary food and supplies are available * Prepares meals meeting nutritional requirements as well as appetizing in appearance * Garnishes plates to enhance overall dining experience * Prepares food based on standardized recipes * Makes only authorized substitutions * Seasons food appropriately * Serves food based on established portion controls * Assists in preparation of special meals and for special events * Estimates portions and utilizes leftovers appropriately to reduce food costs * Operates kitchen within state and county regulations including sanitation, food storage, recordkeeping, food temperatures, portion sizes, chemical usage/storage * Operates kitchen equipment safely and efficiently: steamer, oven, grill, meat slicer, mixer, grinder, dishwasher, etc. * Maintains cooler and freezer properly: dates and labels food, no food on floor, etc. * Assists with putting up stock on delivery days * Assists with daily kitchen duties: washing pots/pans, putting up stock, removing trash and boxes, cleaning steam table and checking water levels * Completes daily cleaning assignments * Maintains a clean and sanitized work environment * Follows local and state handwashing procedures to ensure food safety * Assists with supervisory duties in absence of Dining Services Director Additional Requirements: * Must enjoy serving seniors * Must demonstrate excellent customer service and hospitality * Must demonstrate trustworthiness and dependability * Must work efficiently and effectively with little to no supervision * Must demonstrate effective communication skills * Must be able to work in a fast paced environment * Must demonstrate good planning skills * Must be able to multi task and meet deadlines * Must maintain a professional appearance in accordance with Company standards * Must be able to receive and resolve complaints graciously * Must be responsive to resident requests * Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Century Park’s Code of Ethics and completes all required compliance training Who We Are: At Century Park Associates, we are dedicated to creating an enriching lifestyle for our residents and a rewarding work environment for our valued associates. We take pride in providing an atmosphere where relationships of trust, leadership and personal ethics are not only valued, but expected of all our associates. Our “people come first” approach ensures that excellence, respect and outstanding service are apparent in all we do as an organization. We believe in caring for and loving our residents and strongly support their ability to continue growing, learning and contributing. Every day, team members at Century Park Associates choose to go beyond their job descriptions, exceeding expectations, on behalf of their residents. They have learned that those who go the extra mile receive rewards happiness of heart and peace of mind.