Chef in Lemon Grove, CA at The Goodman Group

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description


The primary purpose of this position is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Food Service Department in order to maintain the highest quality of food product and service to all residents


Essential Job Functions Duties and Responsibilities

•         Responsible for supervising dining room services and catering private parties.

•         Supervises the preparation and cooking of food by cooks and pantry personnel.  Oversees preparation of all food items as determined by standard recipes.

•         Creates well-balanced menus, as well as special event menus.

•         Oversees the scheduling of all food service personnel to maintain compliance with budgetary guidelines.

•         Responsible for the purchasing of all food and non-food items.

•         Assures proper food handling and sanitation standards.

•         Maintains a quality assurance program which guarantees that residents receive fresh, palatable, well prepared meals, served promptly and politely.

•         Be familiar with and comply with all local and/or state code or regulatory requirements for location’s food service operation.

•         Acts as the facility’s representative for any health department or other required inspections; assure compliance, follow up to assure any deficiencies are immediately corrected.

•         In consultation with Community Manager, hires, trains, disciplines and terminates departmental employees.

•         Maintains food and cost on a daily basis and is responsible to ensure budgetary compliance.

•         Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment and the achievement of safe working practices.

Job Requirements

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism.  Must be able to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.  Must be able to work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and potentially hostile people within the facility. Must be able to speak, write and understand English in a manner that is sufficient for effective communication with supervisors, employees, residents, and families.

Education and Experience

Associate or Bachelors degree in culinary arts or an equivalent combination of education and food preparation experience in a directly related field.  
Three to five years experience in the food service operation and management of a retirement community, or in the hospitality industry.


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