- Date Posted August 24, 2017
- Location Newnan, GA
- Category Culinary
- Job Type Full-Time
Wesley Woods was formed out of the compassion of lay and clergy leaders for the elders in their midst who were unable to care for themselves. In 1954, out of this concern of the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church, a corporation was created. Those leaders brought this ministry to fruition. Service to older adults took its place in the church's commitment to minister to those in need through housing, healthcare, education and research.
In 1965, Wesley Woods Towers near Emory University was opened, followed by rapid expansion throughout North Georgia in south Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Blairsville, and Newnan. In 1987, Wesley Woods opened the Wesley Woods Geriatric Hospital focusing on teaching and research in geriatrics in close relationship with Emory Healthcare. Due to the mounting complexity of healthcare systems and the close historical relationship with Emory, Wesley Woods transferred ownership and management of the Wesley Woods Center campus to Emory in 1998. This unique relationship allows Emory and Wesley Woods to each focus on its area of expertise while providing an extraordinary continuum of care and services to the aging population in our region.
Later, Wesley Woods modified its name to Wesley Woods Senior Living to better reflect its core ministry of serving older adults through the provision of retirement communities. Wesley Woods Senior Living continues to operate, through a management agreement with Wesley Woods Center, nine retirement communities in six locations throughout North Georgia
Today, over 1,500 older adults are served annually in Wesley Woods Senior Living retirement communities with 75% receiving financial assistance.
Under the direct supervision of the Food Services Manager or appointed supervisor of the Food Services Department, the Chef will have the responsibility of ensuring that all food meets high quality of standards including flavor, texture and temperature. Using advanced culinary skills, the Chef is responsible for preparing upscale meals for residents and special functions with specific regards to preparation and presentation. The Chef will be responsible for assisting in coordinating all menus, special functions, receptions and catering services while designing appropriate garnishment for all.
1. Responsible for food service production; prepares and serve meals according to menu and recipes by:
a. Overseeing of all food selection and procurement/inventory activities.
b. Collecting of supplies and/or ingredients
c. Preparing items according to the recipes and proper culinary techniques.
d. Overseeing proper cooking equipment and temperatures
e. Overseeing proper food handling, service and storage according to all safety standards and procedures.
f. Overseeing all special functions – banquets, parties, receptions, special catering, etc. Plans special menus and designs special garnishments.
g. Overseeing presentation of food, garnishment and temperature test and taste tests.
h. Overseeing service, relative to time, style and appearance.
2. Identities methods of improving departmental goals and resident satisfactions scores.
3. Will assist in development of quarterly menu cycles and provides solutions to concerns from resident culinary committee.
4. Ensures sanitation standards are maintained in food preparation and cooking areas demonstrating knowledge of ServSafe.
5. Assists with staff development of culinary techniques and basic food presentation.
6. Complies with policies and procedures of Wesley Woods Inc. including:
a. Attending work as scheduled.
b. Demonstrating appropriate job related behavior.
c. Annually attending required courses.
d. Complying with annual employee health assessment.
e. Complying with blood borne pathogen procedures.
f. Complying with body substance isolation procedures.
7. Other duties as assigned
Culinary Degree or Associate degree in culinary arts required with 3-5 five years Chef experience.
Must be ServSafe certified or able to obtain certification with 30 days of hire. Must demonstrate ability to use appropriate food production equipment, to understand and prepare standard cooking techniques.
The ability to read, write and follow written and oral instructions in English. Experience in a retirement community preferred. Current CPR and/or First Aid will be required.
Ability to lift up to fifty pounds; to bend, stoop and twist.
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
Normal kitchen conditions in a retirement residence. Working around high temperatures.
Moderate to heavy lifting. May be required to wear uniforms.
Wesley Woods does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran/Reserve/National Guard status.
The above statements are intended to generally describe the work being performed by people to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills, required of the personnel so classified. Based on established department or facility standards, employees may not perform all the duties listed in this job description. Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, varies DOE, $29.00 - $43.25 How to apply