Allegro is a respected leader in the senior living industry, actively engaged in ownership, operations, design, development and property management services for multiple luxury brands throughout the US, with corporate headquarters located in St. Louis, MO.
At Allegro in Parkland, you'll discover the joys of inspired senior living. We care a lot about the people we serve. So we work hard to help you continue to enjoy friends, family, hobbies, and to provide all the little things that make your life meaningful and unique. Our warm, comforting and engaging environment will delight you every day. Demand the best for the rest of your life. Live the Inspired Life at Allegro.
The primary responsibility of the Cook is to prepare food of the highest quality and taste for residents and guests of the Community ensuring that the food presentation enhances the dining experience of the residents and guests. Cleanliness of all Dining Service areas and the Dining Service equipment are of the utmost importance.
Areas of Responsibility
Prepare delicious and attractive food that is colorful and tastefully presented making each meal service an exceptional occasion.
Supervise the kitchen under the direction of the Dining Services Director (DSD) and Chef/Lead Cook.
Supervise and/or assist in the proper washing of all dishes, cookware, flatware and utensils. Properly maintain all kitchen equipment. Monitor water temperatures and/or chemical compounds as appropriate to ensure the prevention of food borne illness and the spread of communicable disease.
Maintain kitchen and food preparation areas in a clean and sanitary manner.
Approach residents and associates in a friendly, service-oriented manner.
Comply at all times with Company standards and regulations to encourage safe and efficient Community operations.
Prepare high quality meals consistent with local customs and tastes. Consistently adhere to the standard recipes, the budgeted costs and Company policies.
Responsible for the safe working condition of all equipment.
When required, receive and verify by inventory and signature the correct shipment of all food, supplies and equipment.
Assist in maintaining a clean and orderly kitchen and storage area and completed temperature charts that successfully meets or exceeds all state and local health requirements.
Ensure that all food supplies and other goods are properly stored, labeled, dated and accounted for.
Deliver all delivery slips and invoices to the DSD in a timely fashion.
Assist the DSD in conducting inventories of food supplies, computing monthly food cost reports, and ordering food and supplies as required.
Maintain records of meals served and records of food and supplies used as required.
Interact with the DSD and the residents to ensure satisfaction with the Dining Services program.
Set up the food service line and cook to order. Train the Kitchen Assistant in assisting in the food line and preparation of salads and side dishes as needed.
Close the line and clean the steam wells and the steam tables, clean and sanitize work tables and cutting boards, and rotate the food to clean inserts.
Clean all areas of the kitchen. Follow the cleaning schedule and oversee the activities of the Kitchen Assistant.
Make preparations for the next day, process leftovers, assist with the cleaning of dishes, pull foods from the freezer and walk-ins. Train the Kitchen Assistant to assist in this activity.
Attend and participate in all meetings and training as directed by Company policy and the DSD.
Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and name tag when on duty.
Be constantly watchful of signs that residents are not able to function independently or a change in resident's behavior. Report all signs to the DSD following the Company policies and procedures.
Report any and all deferred maintenance, vandalism or hazardous situations to the DSD as discovered and take appropriate action as necessary.
Ensure understanding of and compliance with all regulations regarding residents' rights.
Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident, associate, Community and Company information deemed as such.
Other duties as assigned.
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Minimum one (1) year related cooking experience or equivalent preferred.
Some software and computer skills preferred.
Must be flexible/adaptable, pay attention to detail, and have a sense of teamwork.
Must possess good time management skills and a keen awareness of safety.
Must possess current manager's level food handler permit and certification of Hepatitis A vaccinations where required.
Must have a positive Criminal Background Screening.
Must pass a physical having no signs or symptoms of a communicable disease including tuberculosis where required. Freedom from tuberculosis must be documented on an annual basis where required.
The Community is a drug free workplace; associates are subject to adherence to the Company Drug Free Workplace policy.
Allegro is an EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace.