Job Application - Ivy Hall At The Family Lodge

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Cook - Per Diem

Summary: The Ivy Lodge Cook must be able to present and create decorative food displays so that the residents have a positive dining experience for the residents.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and cook foods of all types to meet the dietary needs of the residents.
  • Prepare breakfast, lunch, and dinner with assistance from Resident Assistants on days you are in the building.
  • Provide choices of low-fat and low-concentrated sweets, desserts to residents with this diet restriction. 
  • Maintain Diet roster to reflect Resident’s allergies, likes and dislike.
  • Prepare emergency meals as needed or in the event of absenteeism.
  • Be able to use a variety of kitchen and cooking equipment, including in coolers, high-quality knives, meat slicers, and grinders.
  • Determines production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • Inspects supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Instruct Food Service Assistants of work detail for each shift.
  • Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulation.
  • Check the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
  • Record production and operational data on specified forms.
  • Coordinate planning, budgeting, and purchasing for all the food operations.
  • Plan, direct, and supervise the food preparation and kitchen activities of the Ivy Wing.
  • And, any other duties as assigned.


Qualifications: to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The employee must exhibit a professional and respectful manner, conservative appropriate dress, and excellent personal hygiene are essential. You must undergo a criminal back ground check.

·         You will be required to take a First Aid class and keep it current.

·          If you drive for our facility, you must have a current and clean NYS driver’s license.

·         You are required annually to do a health reassessment.

·         Attend monthly staff meetings.

·         Attend in-service trainings as well as external trainings as directed

Education Requirement: High school diploma or equivalent; certificates; Associate's degree in Culinary Arts is preferred.

Language Skills: You must be able to communicate clearly and cordially with all residents, residents’ families, vendors, and outside health and service providers as well as with all other Ivy Lodge staff. You must be able to understand verbal instructions in English.

Reasoning Ability: You should be able to apply common sense understanding to carry out oral instructions.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand for long periods of time, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, carry objects without dropping them, talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must be able to lift and/ or move more than 50 lbs.

Work Environment: while performing the duties of this job. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and hot and cold environments, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; sharp utensils, toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration.