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Chef

Company: Brookdale Oak Park
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Brookdale Oak Park - Full-Time ChefTired of long hours in a hectic restaurant? Try Senior Living where you will create great meals for friendly people you will come to knowAvailable Shifts: 6:30 am - 2:30 pm and 11:30 am - 7:30 pmBe out the door by 7:30 pm and do your shopping in downtown Oak Park before heading homeBlocks from Green Line and MetraFriendly people, room for career growth and work/life balanceMake Lives Better Including Your Own.Relationships and integrity are the heart of our culture. They help us create a welcoming and inclusive community among our residents, associates and patients that feels like family. They guide us to be open in our communication with each other, and enable us to make the right decisions for the people who have entrusted us with their care. Our relationships and integrity work together to create a positive impact in the lives of the people we touch.The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive a competitive compensation and benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. You'll earn more than a paycheck; you can find opportunities to grow your career through professional development, as well as ongoing programs catered to your overall health and wellness - physical, mental, emotional, and financial. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.If you want to work in an environment where you can become your best possible self, join us!Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:Full-time and part-time associate benefits: - 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan - Benefit plan package - Pre-tax Commuter Benefit - Associate Compassion Fund - Associate Discounts - Identity theft protection - Pet savings and insurance plans - Voluntary benefits available Full-time associate benefits: - Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more. - Paid Time Off - Adoption Benefit - Tuition Reimbursement - Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) - Voluntary STD and LTDPlease note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.Responsibilities:Assists the Dining Services Director in maintaining high resident satisfaction, cost controls, sanitation standards, employee training, and providing quality food and service to the residents.Responsible for the day-to-day kitchen operations. Oversees dining room and kitchen areas. Makes sure standards are maintained.Responsible for cleanliness and sanitation of the kitchen and dining rooms. Monitors and enforces safe food handling practices.Maintains adherence to standardized recipes. Works with the cooks to make sure all food is palatable, eye appealing, and served at the proper temperature. Performs pre-meal and post-meal quality control checks.Works with the cooks to ensure proper purchasing specifications and adherence to national buying programs. Executes the general responsibilities necessary to minimize food, labor, and supply costs.Assists the Director with the ordering of food and food service operating report. Participates in conducting inventory.In consultation with the Director, hires, trains, counsels, disciplines and terminates departmental employees.Prepares and coordinates daily dinnersMay schedule periodic associate meetings to ensure correct interpretation of policies and obtain feedback.Builds solid, respectful business relationships with the wait staff and all other employees at the community.Handles resident complaints in a courteous and prompt manner.Assists with banquets and food displays.Assists wait staff or cooking staff as needed in order to provide superior service to the residents.This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.Qualifications:Education and ExperienceCollege degree in the hospitality field or equivalent experience is preferred. Experience in various phases of food service operations.Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsCurrent ServSafe Certification required.Management/Decision MakingApplies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.Knowledge and SkillsPossesses extensive knowledge of a distinct skill or function and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of a functional discipline. Knowledge of fine dining procedures, management, culinary skills, financial/budget management and administration. Possess good communication skills in order to give written and oral instructions. Knowledge of basic supervision and the ability to supervise the work of others. Knowledge of employee relations, ethics, food sanitation, safety, food and labor laws, housekeeping procedures and food service techniques. Knowledge of each work position in the food service department. Possesses advanced computer skills, strong interpersonal, communication, and public relations skills. Possesses patience, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents.Physical Demands and Working ConditionsStandingRequires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendorsWalkingSittingOccasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.Use hands and fingers to handle or feelReach with hands and armsPossible exposure to communicable diseases and infectionsStoop, kneel, crouch, or crawlTalk or hearExposure to latexAbility to lift: Up to 50 poundsPossible exposure to blood-borne pathogensPossible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazardsSubject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipmentRequires Travel: OccasionallyVisionBrookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

Keywords: Brookdale Oak Park, Oak Park , Chef, Other , Oak Park, Illinois

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