Full Time Cook - Puyallup

707 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98374, USA Req #435
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Wesley is a faith based organization providing retirement communities and a network of services for older adults.  With love and joy, we are called to meet the physical, social and spiritual needs of those we serve.  We affirm the worth of all those we serve and those who provide the service.
Wesley seeks  a full time Cook at Wesley's Puyallup site to be handle food preparation for our residents at the Bradley Park Community site. Responsibilities includes preparation of Heart Wise and modified diet foods; operating and cleaning equipment and periodically receiving food/supplies.  Majority of work is done through personal initiative and will report to the Executive Chef.

1. Maintains sanitation and safety standards.  Prepares, cooks and serves the Dinner menu using standardized recipes.

2. Priorities work load to facilitate having food ready on time, but not too far in advance.

3. Serves food with all proper garnishes and presents it attractively, following portion control standards.

4. Receives vendor deliveries and stocks using the First In First Out practice.  Responsible for rotation supplies.  Secures all storage areas before leaving on the evening shift.

5. Assists in the preparation and service of special luncheons, dinners and corporate events.

6. Participates in food service meetings and in-service training sessions.

7. Reports needs, problems and changes in a timely manner to culinary management. 

8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Education Background 
No Education Background required for this position.

Licensure, Registration, Certification 
Has current Food Worker Card for the State of Washington 

Special Training/Skills 
Knowledge of cooking terms, measurements and methods.

Understanding and knowledge of nutrition and diet and related procedures.

Knowledge of and practicing sanitation, cleanliness and personal hygiene.

Basic computer skills needed.

Reliability in attendance and punctuality.

Pleasant demeanor, including good communication skills and cooperative attitude when working with staff and residents.

Maturity and sensitivity toward employees, residents, visitors and guests.
Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and efficiently.
Demonstrated ability to be patience, flexible and adaptable.
Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.

Work Experience 
Large quantity cooking experience required.

Physical Demands
Able to adjust to frequent temperature changes when entering/exiting refrigerators and freezers.
Able to work on ones feet for long periods.

Able to bend, squat and reach numerous times daily.

Able to lift and carry 50 pound on a regular basis.

Able to work overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary.

Understand there is a possibility of cuts, burns and falls in light of good safety measures.

Able to push carts.

NO RISK.  No contact with patient’s blood or other body fluids.  No protective equipment required to be worn.

Wesley is a not for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for older adults.  It is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Wesley Homes has a non-discrimination policy and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Retirement communities and Health Services for (and by) people who love life.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 707 39th Ave SE, Puyallup, WA 98374, USA