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Omega Senior Living Lakepoint El Dorado - Cook SN #1594 in Wichita, Kansas

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Responsible for the preparation of meals from the menu plan and assist with meal service. Maintains cleanliness of production and service areas.


Adheres to policies, operating procedures and the Mission and Core Values of Omega Senior Living.

Prepares all food according to the menu in a safe, sanitary manner under the direction of the supervisor. Support quality food service in accordance with Omega Dining standards within prescribed budgets.

Ensures proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods according to standardized recipes.

Prepares quality food products according to standardized recipes and menus.

Test and approve all preparations before they leave the kitchen.

Fulfills resident special meal requests and adheres to dietary requirements.

Maintain meal service records as required.

Maintains proper inventory of food and kitchen related non-food items

Adheres to all safety and sanitations standards.

Prepares food in a timely manner at specified meal times.

Responds to community issues or concerns that may occur in the dining room.

Follows departmental procedures including sanitation, safety, and cleaning schedules.

Follows proper cleaning procedures and storage of all dishes, utensils and cooking equipment.

Ensures all food in refrigerator, freezer, and dry storage are labeled and dated.

Oversees proper food handling and utilization of all foods to prevent contamination, increase quality, and reduced cost.

Suggests menu or recipe changes to utilize leftovers and other supplies.

Cleans all food service equipment, kitchen and food storage areas.

Continuing education to include staff meetings, in-services and Web based training.

This is an overview of the Job Description and not a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate shall perform all duties as assigned.


Must possess, as a minimum, a high school education or its equivalent.

One to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Requires knowledge of special diets.


Obtain and hold any local or state required food handling/supervision/sanitation licenses and/or certifications.

Prefer prio r experience in a commercial kitchen as a line cook.


Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

Must be knowledgeable of food procedures.

Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with other personnel.

Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.

Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.

Must have patience, tact, cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.

Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing food practices.

Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.