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Culinary Coordinator

Cedar Rapids, IA

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The Culinary Service Coordinator will have the overall responsibility for operating the Food Service Dept. in a quality manner. This includes responsibility for the total operation of the kitchen, dining room, dish room, related storage spaces, and administrative duties as specified in the Policies and Procedures Manual.


  • Schedule Asst Cook and FSA.
  • Participate in the hiring, training, and discipline of staff.
  • Present in-services for staff.
  • Complete 30-day review, 90-day review and semi-annual reviews.
  • Train each new employee, thoroughly, in his/her duties and in the Policies & Procedures, as they relate to their position.
  • Assure quality food preparation and presentation, is achieved by Asst. Cook, Culinary Service Aides, and UW.

  • Plan menus minimizing leftovers, prepare food, serve meals, do dishes.
  • Cook 4 days per week on average.
  • Develop and make changes to full service “Anytime” menu
  • Be in attendance in dining room during meal service
  • Supervise kitchen, dining room, dish room and related storage areas.
  • Maintain food storage and rotation.
  • Order food and supplies, as needed.
  • Maintain inventory of kitchen equipment, food and supplies and perform annual inventory of all
  • items related to food service.
  • Comply with all regulations concerning food storage and storage of hazardous materials.
  • Comply with regulations regarding hair covering and hand protection during food preparation.
  • Enforce use of Personal Protective Equipment, for self and staff, when required.
  • Responsible for taking temps, and monitoring cleaning schedules.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper sanitation practices and procedures in the food service dept and training appropriate staff.
  • Attend weekly scheduling and planning meeting.
  • Bi-weekly staff in-service.
  • Provide food service meetings
  • Use proper body mechanics when lifting or pushing carts.
  • Be a part of the safety team and committees, as assigned.
  • Follow all Policies & Procedures and the Employee Handbook.
  • Report any unsafe conditions to the Manager immediately.
  • Maintain a 3-day supply of dry goods, in case of an emergency evacuation.
  • Be responsible for garbage control.
  • Assist in preparing the dining room for an activity.
  • Responsible for meeting any maintenance needs for any food service dept repairs by contacting appropriate vendors and getting repair quotes approved by the Manager.
  • Review and follow up on incident reports within your dept.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings.
  • Be a team player and perform various other duties, as requested by the Manager.
  • Uphold confidentiality and Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • regulations.
  • Comply with all regulations as they apply to assisted living.
  • Comply with all the Community policies.
  • Fill in for Asst. cook or culinary aid, when needed.
  • Other duties assigned by the Manager.
  • Maintain inventory of all food service equipment and supplies and perform annual inventory of all items related to food service.
  • Keep within the budget guidelines and do cost analysis.
Emergency Monitoring:
  • Respond to calls for urgent assistance from residents of the Community and to respond to fire
  • alarms, or other emergencies.
  • Respond, when necessary, to the Emergency Call System when it is activated, and take
  • appropriate action.

  • Manager 
  • Inspectors from state and local departments
  • Co-workers 
  • Vendors
  • Residents 
  • Residents’ families
  • Volunteers 
  • Visitors

  • Ability to lift between 40 and 50 lbs up to 40 inches
  • Able to be on your feet for extended periods of time.
  • Good communication skills
  • Proven organizational skills
  • Cooking in quantity/diverse menus
  • Public relations
  • Listening skills
  • Positive image
  • Commitment to the elderly and their well-being
  • Supervision and problem solving skills
  • Decision-making and goal-setting abilities
  • Able to be a strong member of a solid team.
  • Comply with company dress code and shoe policy

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Food Service Certificate
  • 2 years’ job related experience
  • Must have had experience managing others.

  • Experience in an elderly care environment

Applying for:

Culinary Coordinator

Garnett Place

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Posted 12/01/17

Job ID: 31204419