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AM Cook

Company: Belle Terrace
Location: Tecumseh
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Belle Terrace - Ridgeview Towers of Tecumseh, Nebraska is the best place to be when you or your loved one need a little more assistance at home. We are a Assisted Living facility offering the comfort of a home-like atmosphere with the highest quality of compassionate care. We are currently looking for a AM -Cook to join our team!
Job description available upon request.

  • Review menus prior to preparation of food.
  • Interpret department policies and procedures to personnel, residents, visitors, family members, etc., as necessary.
  • Assist in planning regular and special diet menus as prescribed by the attending physician.
  • Ensure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.
  • Assist in developing methods for determining quality and quantity of food served.
  • Assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of Head Cook.
  • Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Others as deemed necessary and appropriate, or as may be directed.


    • Implement recommendations from the Infection Control and Safety Committees as directed/necessary.
    • Attend department and staff meetings as directed or called.


      • Meet with dietary personnel, as necessary, to assist in identifying and correcting problem areas, and or the improvement of services.
      • Develop and maintain a good working rapport with inter-department personnel, as well as with other departments within the facility, to assure that food service can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents.
      • Ensure that department personnel, residents, visitors, etc., follow established dietary policies and procedures at all times.
      • Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis as well as a calm environment throughout the department.
      • Delegate authority, responsibility, and accountability to other responsible department personnel.
      • Assist in establishing food service production lines etc., to assure that meals are prepared on time.
      • Report absenteeism and tardiness to the Director.
      • Report complaints and grievances to the Director.
      • Report all occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicalsto the Director of Food Services.


        • Participate in programs designed for in-service education, on-the-job training and orientation classes for newly assigned department personnel. (Includes maintaining appropriate record keeping requirements of when classes were held, subject, attendance, etc., as necessary.)
        • Participate in and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary.
        • Attend and participate ha annual HazCom, bloodbome pathogens, and TB in-service training programs.


          • Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus.
          • Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
          • Assist in serving meals as necessary, and on a timely basis.
          • Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
          • Prepare food for therapeutic diets in accordance with planned menus.
          • Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes and special diet orders.
          • Inspect special diet trays to assure that the correct diet is being served.
          • Prepare and serve residents nutritional bedtime snacks.
          • Be sure that appropriate equipment and utensils are provided with the resident's meal tray.
          • Review care plans as necessary to assure that the resident's dietary needs are being met.
          • Prepare and serve substitute food to residents who refuse foods served.


            • Prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations, as well as with our established policies and procedures.
            • Assist in maintaining the Dietary Department in a safe and sanitary manner.
            • Ensure that safety regulations and precautions are followed at all times by all personnel.
            • Follow established Infection Control and Universal Precautions policies and procedures when performing daily tasks.
            • Assist/direct daily or scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.
            • Ensure that the department is maintained in a clean and safe manner by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained.
            • Report all accidents/incidents as established by department policies. Fill out and file reports as directed.
            • Ensure that food storage areas are clean and properly arranged at all times.
            • Coordinate routine/terminal isolation procedures with Nursing Services.
            • Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.
            • Report missing/illegible labels and/or MSDSs to the Director of Food Service.
            • Ensure that fire protection and prevention programs are maintained by department personnel in accordance with our fire safety policies and procedures.
            • Ensure that refuse is disposed of daily and in accordance with our established sanitation procedures.
            • Be sure that dietary personnel wear protective clothing/devices when performing tasks that involve the handling of infectious waste and/or blood/body fluids.
            • Other(s) that may become necessary/appropriate to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe and comfortable manner.

Keywords: Belle Terrace, Lincoln , AM Cook, Hospitality & Tourism , Tecumseh, Nebraska

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