Full-Time Cook

Elmhurst, Illinois, United States Full-time

In 1960, the first completed Providence building was dedicated.  If was full from the very beginning.  Decade by decade this ministry has grown to provide more services in more locations to more people.  Today, Providence Life Services offers Independent Living in apartments and townhomes, as well as Assisted Living, Memory Support, short-term post-acute Rehab services, and long-term Skilled Nursing Care in our senior communities in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.  We also offer home-based services, including Private Duty, Home Health and Hospice through Providence At Home.  If you are wondering if Providence Life Services is the company you want to work for, ask our employees.  Many have stayed at Providence for decades, and we’re proud of our staff retention. 

 

Park Place of Elmhurst, a CCRC Community offers a full range of services for families who need retirement living, assisted living, rehab, skilled nursing, and more. We are seeking a Full-Time Cook. 

 

HOURS: 11:30-7:30 Monday-Friday, with some weekends. 

Description

The primary purpose of your job position is to prepare food in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, with our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Executive Director, to assure that quality food service is provided at all times.

  • Review menus prior to preparation of food; and ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submit to the Executive Director.
  • Ensure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.
  • Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
  • Assume the authority, responsibility and accountability of Head Cook.
  • Supervise and direct Dietary Staff to perform job tasks as required.
  • Process special requests for food changes as received from nurse.
  • Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus.
  • Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
  • Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
  • Responsible for creating meal portions, cleaning food, cooking meals and keeping a sanitized work area.
  • Must be able to push, pull, move and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet.

 

 

Skills necessary

  • 2 years of professional cooking experience.
  • Must have an Illinois Food Sanitation license.
  • Experience in senior living facility preferred.
  • Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.
  • Must be knowledgeable of dietary procedures.

 

EOE 

Benefits

All PLS employees are eligible for the following:

  • Major medical insurance with five options
  • Dental Insurance
  • Basic life insurance
  • Short/Long term disability
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plans
  • Credit union
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flex spending account
  • Vacation pay, sick pay and holiday pay