• Job Tracking ID: 512738-775440
  • Job Location: LITTLE ROCK, AR
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 04, 2021
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP
  • Reports To: Chef

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Job Description:


The Cook is responsible for preparing and/or directing the preparation of food to be served complying with all applicable sanitation, health, and personal hygiene standards and following established food production programs and procedures. The Cook may also responsible for appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to minimize loss, waste, and fraud.

Essential Job Duties

  • SAFETY SENSTIIVE POSITION - The essential functions, physical demands and mental competencies of this job require the employee to maintain the ability to work in a constant state of alertness in a safe manner.
  • Correctly prepares all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders.
  • Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that excellence, quality, temperature, and appearance of food is preserved.
  • Apportion food for serving.
  • Maintain daily production records.
  • Keep work area neat and clean at all times: clean and maintain equipment used in food preparation.
  • Complete food temperature checks before service.
  • Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with the residents, visitors, families, peers and supervisors promoting a homelike environment.
  • The Cook will be responsible for assisting the dietary aides when necessary
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time; therefore, this job description is subject to change at any time.

Mental Demands:

  • Work requires adherence to precise procedures and standards involving a high degree of accuracy in observing, recording and reporting data.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate and exchange information accurately.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
  • This position is very active and requires frequent standing/walking and repetitive motions, frequent bending/stooping, reaching, lifting/handling, pushing/pulling and occasional carrying.  The employee must frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 100 pounds.


Experience and Skills:

  • High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) is preferred.
  • Must meet all healthcare requirements, including Tuberculosis skin test
  • Must be in positive standing with all healthcare agencies, including the Employment Clearance Registry and Adult Maltreatment Registry
  • Prior experience in related food service positions required.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.