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Lead Cook

Company: Elderwood at Waverly
Location: Nichols
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

This job is located in Waverly.

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Elderwood of Waverly is Hiring a Full Time  Lead Cook


Meal times are highlights of daily life, and excellent nutrition and appetite appeal are central to the well-being of residents and patients. Our chefs, wait staff and kitchen staff prepare and serve delicious, wholesome menus.


We are located at 37 N Chemung St, Waverly, NY 14892

Shift: Days and Evenings 

Competitive Perks:


  • Benefits: Elderwood offers an excellent benefits package, including health, dental and vision coverage, paid vacations and holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Programs: We enthusiastically support staff members with the drive and desire to advance their health care career. Through scholarship and tuition assistance programs, Elderwood helps staff members pay for higher education and gives them the opportunity to advance in their career.
  • Robust Referral Bonus: Come on board with us, refer a friend or colleague and be eligible to earn additional money!

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  • Assists and directs kitchen staff involved in the preparation, cooking, and execution of meal service to residents.
  • Participates in menu planning, recipe development, and appropriate utilization of foodstuffs consistent with resident needs/requests.
  • Coordinates prep/pull amounts and procedures for meals based on facility production needs including therapeutic and modified-consistency diets.
  • Oversees and ensures appropriate methods of food preparation and cooking by staff cook(s).
  • Ensures adherence by all meal service personnel to correct portion sizes based on production sheets and resident meal tickets.
  • Conducts quality assurance audits for taste, temperature, and appearance on all prepared food items prior to service to residents at each meal.
  • Ensures that sanitation and safety standards are met in the preparation, cooking, and delivery of all food items.
  • Leads training programs for kitchen staff specifically focused on the preparation and cooking of foods.
  • Maintains cleanliness of food preparation equipment and the general kitchen work area.
  • May participate in inventory and ordering of food items.
  • Attends in-service programs and department meetings as required.
  • Performs all job duties according to safety rules and practices required for this job position to ensure the general safety of staff, residents and visitors of this facility.
  • Provides information to the Director and Supervisor on the work performance of Cooks.
  • Support and abide by Elderwood’s and affiliate’s Mission, Vision, and Values.
  • Must abide by Elderwood’s and its affiliated businesses code of conduct, corporate compliance and HIPAA policies.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of all policies and procedures and ability to reference them.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of Dining Services or Administrator.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years cooking experience required; 5 years preferred.
  • ServSafe certification required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge, and experience in, the preparation of therapeutic and modified consistency diets required.
  • Experience in batch cooking and recipe development required.
  • Working knowledge of CMS and DOH regulations as they relate to food service required.
  • Experience with the DOH survey process preferred.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.


Elderwood expects all current and new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.


EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: Elderwood at Waverly, Scranton , Lead Cook, Other , Nichols, Pennsylvania

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