Avalon Memory Care

Dietary and Kitchen Aide Cook for Assisted Living Memory Care

Job Locations US-TX-Irving
ID
2022-2406
Category
Food Preparation and Serving
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Avalon focuses on overall quality of life for our residents with an individualized, flexible and compassionate care system. We believe that in order to best serve our residents, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits which include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more
  • Paid Time Off 
  • Great Growth Opportunities! 

We are an assisted living location that specializes in Memory Care and has an Alzheimer's Designation. This culinary position requires some direct interaction with the residents and requires a kind and gentle individual who derives personal satisfaction from caring for others. The Dietary Aide must have Cook experience and possess patience and understanding to interact with residents with dementia. Because Cooks interact directly with the residents, it is also important that they display a positive attitude and have an outgoing personality, and of course must maintain a professional appearance and adhere to strict hygiene standards.

Our kitchens are residential in layout with commercial equipment.  Our dietary aides cooks and  prepare three meals and three snacks a day.

If you are a culinary trained individual it is a plus but not required for this position. The ideal candidate for this position may also come from a background of a fast food resturant, school cafeteria, corporate lunchroom, or a restaurant that serves a buffet style meal. The menu here is from scratch but very "comfort food" in style. These are the entrees that our residents ate growing up like chicken fried steak, meatloaf, or fried catfish.

 

 

Responsibilities

Duties:

  • Work closely with the Food and Beverage Director, and Executive Director or Manager to keep residents satisfied with food and dining programs.
  • Maintain kitchen and food storage and preparation areas in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition at all times.
  • Responsible for the opening and/or closing of the kitchen.
  • Adhere to cleaning schedules as assigned.
  • Ensure that all food is received, stored, and prepared according to company standards.
  • Participate in preparing and cooking meals according to established recipes and approved menus.
  • Document temperatures of food prior to service, refrigeration and freezer temperatures.
  • Prepare and ensure snacks and beverages are available to residents at all times.
  • Keep kitchen floors clean (sweeps and mops) and trash emptied.
  • Assist with the transportation and storage of food and supplies.
  • Adhere to standard food safety practices.
  • Assist with preparation and execution of special events, banquets, and theme meals.
  • Operate and maintain kitchen equipment in a clean and sanitary manner.
  • Attend pre-meal stand up in kitchen prior to meal service.
  • Responsible for preparation of all meals, snacks, and special diet items.
  • Responsible for following all state and local health codes
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment
  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate inventory of all food items
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must be able to speak, read, and follow instructions in English
  • Must be knowledgeable in, and practice safe food handling procedures. A Texas Food Managers Certification is a plus but not required for the right candidate
  • Must be organized and able to maintain a clean, organized work environment
  • Must be able to prepare, cook, and serve all meals in a timely manner.
  • Must pay attention to quality and presentation of meals served.

In addition to the above, the following qualifications are required of Avalon staff:

  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Statement of history of no abuse or neglect
  • Reliable transportation
  • Documentation of immunizations
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or a high school graduate

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