Cook -- Epworth Villa -- Food Services POSITION DETAIL
Title Cook -- Epworth Villa -- Food Services
Epworth Villa
Employment Type
Location Food Services
Depends upon Skills and Experience
14901 N Pennsylvania Ave, OKC, OK 73134
Posted Date March 29, 2014
Company Website

Epworth Villa is a not-for-profit resident-driven senior retirement community that offers truly exceptional choices in residences, activities, health care plans, and financial options to all faiths.  For over the past 20 years, Epworth has earned a shining reputation for stability, service and care.  That’s achievement is reinforced by the fact that we are one of the few continuing care retirement communities in America to achieved CCAC accreditation and accreditation from the United Methodist Association for our spiritual and mental fitness programs.

In addition to our beautiful facilities and comprehensive portfolio of services that range from independent living to assisted living and long-term care, we offer skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, and memory care.  We attribute our success in each of these areas to the quality of our staff.  If you have strong skills and a sincere desire to help others, then we encourage you to continue with this applicant-friendly online job application.

Epworth Villa is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status.
The mission of the Cook is to prepare food in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, by accurately following our established policies and procedures. He/She must carefully follow directions given by the Lead Cook, Sous Chef, and/or Executive Chef to ensure that safe and high quality food service is provided at all times. 

The ideal Cook has a high school diploma/GED, one year prior experience in a food service setting, and a genuine desire to expand their knowledge base and skills in the food service industry.

The following is a representative list of the duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
·        Assists in preparing foods for Epworth Villa.
·        Prepares and makes foods for special diets, i.e. Purees, mechanical soft and others as needed.
·        Washes, peels, cuts, and seeds vegetables and fruits.
·        Cleans, cuts, and grinds meats, poultry, and seafood.
·        Dips food items in crumbs, flour, and batter to bread them.
·        Stirs and strains soups and sauces.
·        Weighs and measures designated ingredients.
·        Stores foods appropriately in designated areas and maintains orderliness and cleanliness of all storage areas including coolers, freezers, and dry storage areas. Deliveries and food prepped for service are to be appropriately labeled and dated and used in the first in first out method.
·        Fills out and maintain Temperature logs sheets
·        Cleans work areas, equipment and utensils, segregates and removes garbage, and steam cleans or hoses garbage containers.
·        Distributes supplies, utensils, and portable equipment.
·        Works cooperatively with other staff members using team approach.
·        Ensures safety and security of kitchen and equipment: equipment is turned off, trash is removed from kitchen, walk-ins locked, all entrances and exits are locked and secure at close of daily service
·        Practices safety at all times; applies all accident, fire safety or emergency procedures of the facility in compliance with Epworth Villa Safety Policies and Procedures.
·        Performs other duties as assigned or needed.
  High school diploma/GED at a minimum
  One year prior experience in a food service setting
  Knowledge of current federal and state regulations, OSHA and Department of Health standards for food service
  Able to problem solve and work effectively with others
  Fluent English speaking/written communication skills
  Genuine desire to work with the elderly and/or disabled
  An up-beat and engaging personality
  Dental Insurance
  Medical Insurance
  Vision Insurance