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Mennonite Home Communities Lead Cook - Full-Time 1st Shift in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Our faith-based mission is to enrich the lives of residents, staff and the community. Must have a passion for helping older adults, positive outlook and be a team player. We offer a pleasant, upbeat, smoke-free environment, with competitive salary and generous benefits package.:

Currently hiring for a full-time day shift Cook at our Mennonite Home Long Term Care Campus.:

This position is 80 hrs biweekly; alternating weekends and holidays required;:

Duties will include: cooking, training, light inventories, and helping to close the kitchen;:


The Cook position is responsible to prepare foods according to recipes or instruction following food safety guidelines, in a clean environment. To assist management in the overall feeding of Residents, Guests and Staff in a timely manner. To assist in controlling costs by utilizing foods as directed.


  • Resident Service- Practices a resident-centered focus. Creating an environment of compassion by acknowledging and respecting the individuality of each resident.
  • Accountability- Takes responsibility for own actions and monitors personal performance to ensure quality resident care and quality services. Follows department’s and organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Communication- Practices expressing oneself effectively and respectfully. Also listens well, gives and receives feedback, uses constructive criticism and helps to resolve conflicts.
  • Teamwork- Being open to learning from each other and celebrating and creating community together. Cooperates and partners with fellow team members to accomplish goals and shared purposes. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Is responsible to run and maintain any 1 kitchen in the absence of the Lead Cook, or Assistant Director in closing down procedures for back and front house staff.

  • Is responsible for the preparation and cooking of assigned foods based on daily production sheets and standardized recipes.
  • Is responsible to record all designated quality key indicator procedures and logs on a daily basis.
  • Is responsible to demonstrate good personal hygiene and follow safe food handling practices.
  • Is responsible to sample foods during main production, before main service starts and communicate to managers any problems that may result in customer dissatisfaction of product.
  • Operate kitchen equipment following safety practices and procedures and report any malfunctioning equipment to the manager immediately.
  • Rotate foods based on dating system to be followed and report any suspicious smelling or looking foods to the manager before cooking or discarding.
  • Accountable to demonstrate basic culinary knowledge with portion control, slicing and cutting techniques, etc.
  • Responsible to ensure that foods are stored in appropriate areas
  • Responsible to sanitize work tables frequently during production and cleaning of assigned equipment. OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible to attend in-services and training programs as directed or schedule.

  • Performs related and unrelated duties in case of dept. or MHC emergency
  • Responsible to be flexible in schedule in case of staff shortage or emergency
  • Responsible to conform to MHC policies and procedures to include but not limited to policies regarding Infection and Safety Controls
  • To assist in special functions by Management and also Culinary Events
  • Employee has completed annual compliance and HIPAA training and exhibits behavior as set forth by the code of conduct in the performance of their duties.
  • Mandatory training requirements completed as assigned. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

  • High school diploma is preferred.

  • Formal culinary education preferred or previous experience in an institutional facility.
  • Experience in preparation of foods following recipes.
  • The Cook reports directly to the Lead Cooks and Assistant Directors Back of House or Front of House in their absence.