Cook Helper/Tray Aide

Chadwick Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC Jackson, MS
Cook Helper/Tray Aide

General Description:

Prepares menu items in accordance with established standards; serves menu items attractively, and at proper temperature. Implement proper cleaning, and food handling for optimal infection control.

Essential Duties:

* Performs job duties safely as specified in the physical, sensory, and mental requirements.

* Reads menus, recipes, and reviews the necessary steps in meal preparation with the Director of Food & Nutrition Services.

* Prepares menu items in accordance with established standards.

* Determines quantity of food needed in meal preparation.

* Follows established recipes.

* Uses proper food preparation and handling techniques.

* Prepares substitute items to meet resident's individual needs.

* Serves meals using portions listed on menu.

* Covers, dates, and labels leftovers and stores properly.

* Follows established security routine.

* Uses proper infection control techniques and protective equipment as needed.

* Supervises food service staff in absence of Director of Food & Nutrition Services or Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services.

* Receives and checks deliveries against invoices in absence of Director of Food & Nutrition Services or Assistant Director of Food & Nutrition Services.

* Cleans and maintains the kitchen Facility in a safe and sanitary manner including floors, walls, all equipment and utensils.

* Performs dish washing of pots, pans and other designated items.

* Prepares patient trays according to instructions and diet order.

* Assists in preparation and portioning of meal items according to menu and diet requirements.

* Cleans, washes, and sanitizes dishes, silverware, and utensils using correct method.

* Assists in maintaining the general cleanliness of the dishwashing area.

* Cleans work area and equipment as assigned.

* Puts up stock in food storage areas, including dry storage, freezers, and refrigerators, as assigned.

* Delivers food, nourishments, and supplies to nursing units and other areas as assigned.