Cook

FutureCare Health Baltimore, MD
Overview

As a member of the department management team, the supervisor plans, organizes and directs the delivery of proper nutrition and other food services throughout the facility. This position assumes the primary responsibility of overseeing department operations and ensuring good communication. The supervisor should ensure that all aspects of nutrition meet the high quality standards set by the facility.

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following tasks and assignments

Handle and prepare food in a sanitary mannerPrepare food which is palatable and appetizing in appearanceFollow oral and written instructionsKeep your work area clean and sanitize work area after food preparationFollow written menus and recipes.Understand and be able to prepare therapeutic dietsMakes appropriate menu substitutions when necessary.Monitors shortages and excesses of food and supplies; informs immediate supervisorBe responsible for avoiding food wasteAssume responsibility for meeting meal schedulesWork cooperatively with food service staff and other departments

Qualifications

* Qualifications:

* High school graduate or equivalent.

* Two (2) years previous employment in a hospital/long term care nutrition services department required.

* Previous supervisory experience is preferred.

* Sufficient mathematical skills for the conversion of recipe quantities.

* Ability to follow verbal and written instruction, particularly recipes.

* Basic knowledge to properly utilize and clean production equipment.

* Awareness of efficient and appropriate utilization of leftovers.

* Knowledge of food service sanitation and proper food handling practices.

* Good communication skills.

* Ability to provide supervision for a group of employees: dietary aides and porters.

* Basic understanding of modified diets.

* Knowledge of general sanitation and proper food handling practices.

* Ability to provide guidance and direction to new employees.

Ability to deal with people in a tactful, diplomatic and respectful manner

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