Cook – Marseilles

Job Description: Cook

Under the supervision of the building manager and the Food Service Director, direct and oversee the preparation, serving, and clean-up of all food services each program day.



  • Comply with all applicable state and city regulations regarding food storage, food preparation, and maintenance of kitchen, kitchen equipment, food storage room and dining room
  • Maintain up-to-date certificate of food handling from the City of New York
  • Maintain sanitary, organized conditions in all food preparation, food serving, and food storage areas



  • Work with the dietitian/consultant to plan nutritious and appetizing meals and prepare menus in advance according to applicable regulations and individual special diets
  • Follow posted menu whenever possible. Write any necessary changes on posted menus.
  • Maintain an up-to-date file of kitchen tested recipes which correlate to the planned menus for lunch program
  • Meet with supervisors on a regular basis to discuss food service



  • Assess current food inventory and order food from approved vendors and suppliers to procure food forecasted for meals from posted menu.
  • Utilize petty cash to purchase local herbs, vegetables, fruits, etc. that come in too large of quantity from food vendor or are less expensive to purchase locally.
  • Maintain monthly food budget given by dietitian for the food for the meal program.
  • Follow proper receiving practices for refrigerated, frozen, and shelf stable food items.
  • Maintain sufficient inventory of food, utensils and supplies to assure adequate stock exists for preparation of each meal based on the posted menu.



  • Prepare meals and arrange appetizing and complete presentation of standard meal portions
  • Prepare and serve lunch for 25+ residents Tuesday-Wednesday -Thursday from 9am-2pm.  Additional hours may be needed for food deliveries and special events.



  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a kitchen(s) serving 25+ persons or more.
  • Up to date food handler’s certification from the City of New York.
  • Experience with supervision and food ordering preferred.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Emotionally, mentally, and physically able to perform job responsibilities.
  • Must be able to lift 25lbs


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