HCR ManorCare Cook in Aberdeen, South Dakota

HCR ManorCare provides a range of services, including skilled nursing care, assisted living, post-acute medical and rehabilitation care, hospice care, home health care and rehabilitation therapy. Prepares and serves nourishing and attractive meals and other foods as required to support the menu specific to diet orders and other center events. *Reviews food menus and work orders to determine type and quantities of food to be prepared. *Prepares meals according to planned menus and standardized recipes in a sanitary manner to ensure the utmost in quality with a minimum of waste. *Reviews menus to identify all foods required for therapeutic diets before preparing food. In return for your expertise, you ll enjoy excellent training, industry-leading benefits and unlimited opportunities to learn and grow. Be a part of the team leading the nation in healthcare.

412 - ManorCare Health Services - Aberdeen, South Dakota Two years as cook in a large scale cooking operation, preferred.

Job Specific Details:


Food Preparation/Production Responsibilities

? Reviews menus, patient census information, production guides and pre-prep sheets to determine type and

quantities of food to be prepared

? Prepares meal items according to planned menus and standardized recipes; refers to food service director or

dietitian the need for menu changes

? Prepares food according to safe food handling guidelines in the HCR ManorCare Dietary Procedures Manual ?

Food Service Management and HACCP and state and federal regulations

? Prepares food in a timely manner to preserve food quality and serve meal on time

? Operates a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment such as blenders, mixer, food slicer, steamer, food

processor, convention oven, range and tilt skillet

? Prepares consistency modified and diet foods appropriately

? Bakes, roasts, broils, and steams food items to prepare for consumption

? Completes pre preparation as needed or assigned including washing, peeling and cutting vegetables and fruits to

prepare for use

? Slices meat and measures or weighs for menu compliance and nutritional accuracy

? Prepares and serves food attractively using gravies, sauces and garnishes as on menu

? Tests and observes food by tasting for palatability

? Monitors and records food temperatures prior to meal service

? Uses nutritionally equivalent substitutes when required and refers to food service director or registered dietitian

for approval

? Prepares and assists with special function meals

Meal Service Responsibilities

? Promotes customer service and patient enjoyment of meals and dining

? Advocates for patients to honor their choices in food and dining

? Uses menus and tray tickets to serve meals correctly

? Meets meal schedules and has meals ready to serve on time

? Serves meals attractively using appropriate garnishes, serving utensils and dinnerware

? Records menu changes

Food Safety

? Use safe food handling techniques as identified in the HCR ManorCare Dietary Procedures Manual ? Food

Service Management, HACCP, state and federal codes and regulations

? Uses proper hand washing techniques

? Thaws foods appropriately

? Stores food using correct packaging and labeling

? Uses gloves appropriately and changes when required

? Checks refrigerators and freezers for correct temperatures. Notifies food service director if problems

? Follows the cleaning schedule

? Cleans the equipment and work area after each use.

? Cools, stores and reheats cooked foods according to procedures

? Sweeps and mops kitchen floors when assigned

? Takes trash to dumpster if assigned

? Washes pots and pans when assigned

? Does cleaning assignments

? Maintains neat, clean and orderly work areas


? High school diploma, preferred. Ability to read, write and do math needed for recipes required


? Two years as cook in a large-scale cooking operation, preferred.

Physical Demands

? Lifting 50 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Standing,

stooping, crouching, smelling, tasting, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, color vision