Dietary Cook

Eureka, MO 63025

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Position Description

The Cook is responsible for delivering services provided by the Dietary Department and providing high quality food preparation, plate presentation, and prompt service to all residents. The Cook must possess general knowledge of and demonstrate proficiency in various food preparation techniques, serving methods, portion control standards, and general nutritional requirements for residents of long term care communities.
Under the direction of the Dietary Director , direct and participate in food preparation, following standard recipes and special diet orders. Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that quality, temperature, and food appearance are preserved.
Help with the management of all aspects of food and supply management including, securing items in time for food prep, ensuring leftovers are stored, then used, and inventories maintained.
Keep assigned work station in a safe and sanitary condition and be familiar and comply with all state and local health department practices, safety practices, and infection control practices.
This position is part time two (2) days a week and every other weekend.


Previous experience in all stations of kitchen, hotel, restaurant, or related operation preferred
Food preparation skills adequate to prepare the required menu cycles
Knowledge of sanitation and safe food handling standards
Ability to communicate and read recipes, production charts, and complete required documentation on shift
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work within time requirements
Strong customer service attitude/presentation
Caring and compassionate towards others
Interest in and previous experience with older adults highly preferred

Type: Part-time