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Princeton, NJ 08543
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Harbor Chase is a beautiful senior living community located in Princeton. We are currently looking for a cook for our Dining Services department. The cook assists with preparing menus, inventory control, and maintains a clean or organized safe kitchen environment. This position is responsible for preparing the food in an appetizing and appealing manner.

Essential Functions:
  • Identify and report food and supplies needed for the next week's menus
  • Assist in the receiving, rotation, and storage of products
  • Prepare menus and cook food in accordance with nutritional guidelines, regulations, and residents' individual prescribed diets and food preferences
  • Assist in fostering residents' independence with eating by providing adaptive equipment when needed
  • Assist in fostering residents' independence with eating by providing adaptive equipment when needed
  • Prepare food and coordinate food services for special community events when requested
  • Notify Dir. of Food and Beverage or any malfunctioning kitchen equipment or appliances
  • Ensure proper storage and handling of food in accordance with infection control standards
  • The ability to work in a safe and alert manner
  • The ability to take ownership for associate's safety and the safety of the residents
  • Must disclose any medication that might impair associate's ability to perform the job safely or competently.
Non-Essential Functions:
  • Leads by example exhibiting the CORE Values through servant leadership
  • Encourages teamwork and promotes company philosophy
  • Attends required community meetings and participates Life Enrichment activities when able
  • Completes all required courses in adherence with HRA University
  • Is prompt and able to perform the required duties of the position on a regular, predictable basis
  • Becomes familiar and understands how to report a missing person using the Safe Return program or equivalent
  • Becomes familiar and understands the steps for fire evacuation
  • All associates are responsible for maintaining a safe and secure environment for all community residents
Qualifications/Skills/Educational Requirements:
  • Must have a high school education
  • Experience in cooking for large groups a plus
  • Certified in food-preparation training preferred
  • Knowledge of state food-handling and kitchen regulations
  • Knowledge of OSHA Standards and fire and safety procedures

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