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Cook Wesley Woods Senior Living

  • Date Posted August 24, 2017
  • Location Atlanta, GA
  • Category Culinary
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description

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.

Job Description Position Summary
Under the direct supervision of the Food Services Manager or appointed supervisor of the Food Services Department the cook is responsible for the preparation and service of meals for geriatric residents/patients of retirement facility in compliance with recipes and diets as assigned.

Key Responsibilities
1. Prepares meals according to production directions by:
a. Collecting supplies and/or ingredients.
b. Preparing food items according to standard recipes.
c. Cooking food items in appropriate equipment and temperatures.
d. Storing prepared items in appropriate manner following all sanitation standards.
e. Performing special preparation tasks as assigned.
2. Serves meals according to menus; sets up steam tables according to plan for daily meal distribution.
3. Cleans up the assigned cooking area and utensils by:
a. Storing leftover food items in the proper manner.
b. Turning off all equipment.
c. Cleaning work areas using proper sanitation methods and appropriate cleaning solutions.
d. Cleaning all equipment and work stations used.
e. Performing special cleaning tasks as assigned.
4. Complies with job related behavior as outlined in policies and procedures of Wesley Woods Senior Living 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.
5. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Two years of experience in institutional cooking, preferably in healthcare or institutional food service.
Ability to use appropriate food production equipment, understand and prepare standard cooking techniques, and to read diet and production sheets.
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.

Working Conditions
Normal kitchen conditions in a retirement residence. Working around high temperatures.
Moderate to heavy lifting. May be required to wear uniforms.

EEO/AA STATEMENT:
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: hourly, varies DOE, $11.25 - $16.00 How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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