Fredericksburg, Virginia

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DIETARY AIDE / COOK

NOW OFFERING WEEKLY PAY

COVID VACCINE - OFFERED BUT NOT MANDATORY



Come and join us at Saber Health Group where cooking from Scratch is a style and a daily goal. Cooks and Dietary Aids are introduced to many opportunities to develop and polish their skills to serve a supreme cuisine on an executive chef level. Here at Saber Health Group we are the leading company in our industry in the US Eastern area. We are pleased to have the highest rating from our employees. We are hiring an experienced Dietary Aide to help us keep growing. If you are dedicated and ambitious, Saber Health family wants you and it is an excellent place to grow your career. You will have the chance to learn about Scratch Cooking and how to develop your skills to grow in our company. Well qualified employees can take advantage of the Saber CDM scholarship program which provides funds to pursue management level opportunities and grow with us.

Do not hesitate to apply. To become a great cook you should try to gain experience in a kitchen in any role you can and this job is a great opportunity to do just that! Learn about cooking techniques, kitchen operation, best professional practices for management, and food safety guidelines. Culinary arts training is preferred and can help you advance from line cook to kitchen management positions, though in most kitchens, proven talent and work ethic on the job are the most important factors to help you find success in this career and with Saber health Group Family. Well qualified employees can take advantage of the Saber CDM scholarship program which provides funds to pursue management level opportunities and grow with us.

Dietary Aide / Cook Job Responsibilities:

  • Pleases customers by providing a pleasant dining experience.
  • Serves meals by reviewing recipes; assembling, combining, and cooking ingredients; and maintaining a sanitary kitchen.
  • Executes cold food production in accordance with standards of plating guide specifications.
  • Attends to the detail and presentation of each order.
  • Prepares ingredients by following recipes; slicing, cutting, chopping, mincing, stirring, whipping, and mixing ingredients; adding seasonings; verifying taste; and plating meals.
  • Completes hot meal preparation by grilling, sautéing, roasting, frying, and broiling ingredients and assembling and refrigerating cold ingredients.
  • Adheres to proper food handling, sanitation, and safety procedures; maintains temperature and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) logs as required; and maintains appropriate dating, labeling, and rotation of all food items.
  • Stores leftovers according to established standards.
  • Contributes to daily, holiday, and theme menus in collaboration with supervisor.
  • Ensures smooth operation during absence of supervisor.
  • Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of equipment, food storage, and work areas.
  • Completes cleaning according to daily and weekly schedules and dishwashing/pot washing as needed.
  • Assists with orienting new employees to their work area.
  • Listens to Residents’ complaints and suggestions and resolves complaints.
  • Implements suggestions within parameter of position and refers more complex concerns to supervisor.
  • Instructs personnel in use of new equipment and cleaning methods and provides efficient and effective methods of maintaining work area.
  • Participates in and/or contributes to programs, committees, or projects designed to improve quality of service and employee productivity.
  • Organize and adjust tables for dining areas, paying special attention to cleanliness and ease of use
  • Assist team members with preparing and cooking meals for the facility
  • Deliver meals and food trays to patients at predetermined times
  • Discard trash and remove waste after scheduled dining hall times
  • Maintain clean and orderly food stations for buffets and special events
  • Monitor pantry stock and inform management of items running low and in need or re-ordering
  • Assist kitchen manager in creating menus within the budget and requirements of patients

Dietary Aide / Cook Qualifications/Skills:

  • Depending on the state of employment, professional certification in food sanitation may be required
  • Experience working in a medical environment or in customer service is preferred
  • Skilled in preparing food for a large group of people as instructed by kitchen management
  • Basic understanding of kitchen cookware and appliances
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills are needed to successfully prepare large-scale catering orders
  • Ability to work on your feet and in the standing position for an extended period
  • Flexibility in terms of availability, able to work holidays and weekend generally preferred
  • Ability to lift and transport heavy trays and carts as needed
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in ability to safely and effectively operate standard foodservice equipment
  • Adaptability
  • Decision-making
  • Customer service
  • Oral communication
  • Planning, problem solving, and teamwork
  • Self-motivated
  • High energy Level
  • Multi-tasking

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Preferred two (2) years of hospital, institutional, or restaurant cooking experience to include food preparation
  • Associate’s degree in hotel or institutional food preparation preferred
  • Current food handler’s card and other certification as required by federal/state/local law
  • High school diploma or GED

The Saber Advantage and Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Competitive Salaries
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Referral program
  • Tuition Discount Programs!
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Employee recognition program and additional perks
  • Culture of employees creating an IMPACT!

Shift & Wage:

  • Full-time & Part Time Opportunities Available
  • Various Shifts needed

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran and also promote a drug-free workplace.

Fredericksburg, Virginia

The Saber Healthcare Group skilled nursing and rehabilitation team strives to provide the highest level of nursing care and rehabilitation. Our talented, compassionate professionals are committed to our residents and their families by offering individualized care that improves the quality of life. In 2001, Saber Healthcare Group began when two skilled nursing facilities were acquired in the Cleveland area. Since then, we’ve grown to over a hundred facilities spanning across seven states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Indiana, Delaware, North Carolina, and Florida.

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