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Cook – Full Time


This is a Full-time position in Buffalo, NY posted June 27, 2021.

Join Our Team:Make a difference in the lives of others.

Join our team today!Overview:Elderwood at Amherst is seeking a full time cook to join our in-house dining team.

Dietary experience inside of a healthcare facility is a PLUS!

However, there is on-the-job training for those looking to break into the cooking scene! Shift Options (we have a Full Time & Part Time Option): Shift: 10:30a-6:30p.Cook
– Position Overview: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.Benefits:An excellent benefits package; including health, dental, and vision coverage!401K PLUS Employer Matching Access to Tuition Assistance ProgramsPaid vacations & holidaysUniforms ProvidedAbout Elderwood at AmherstA mainstay in the Town of Amherst with easy access from all points in the Northtowns, Elderwood at Amherst offers skilled nursing, subacute rehabilitation services and secure memory care.

The facility’s short-term rehab services are nationally-recognized for excellence.

With skilled nursing in a home-like setting, community also offers a secure memory care floor, where residents with dementia benefit from Elderwood’s Seasons® Memory Care Program.Responsibilities:Review menus and production sheets to determine food quantities needed for regular, mechanically altered and other special diet needs.Prepare specified food items, as assigned.Test cooked foods by tasting and smelling samples.Ensure that sanitation and safety standards are met in the preparation, cooking and production line stages of food production.Maintain cleanliness and upkeep of specified equipment and the general kitchen work area.Supervise food being cooked; ensures that food is held and served at correct temperature.Assist with preparation of and distribution of foodstuffs.Qualifications:Minimum 18 yrs.

age required.

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Previous food preparation experience required.

Ability to understand and organize food preparation activities required.

Ability to carry out cooking tasks at a safe and efficient level of performance required.

Knowledge of food preparation and production process necessary.Pride in quality of food and service necessary.

High degree of personal cleanliness and good hygiene; health status suitable for service of food required.

Respect for residents’ privacy and rights; respectful and dignified treatment of residents required.  Indeed123Employee Perks!:401K Retirement Plan with Company Match, Clean, Neat & Newly Renovated Facility, Free On-Site Parking, Life Insurance, Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, NEW Weekly Pay Schedule!, Point-earning employee reward program: redeem for prizes!, Quiet suburban neighborhood, Substantial employee referral program, Tuition reimbursement program, Uniform ProvidedEOE 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.