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Cook - Skilled Nursing - Per Diem

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Jefferson House


Newington, CT

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Job Schedule: Per Diem
Standard Hours: 2
Job Shift: Shift 1
Shift Details: may vary between am, afternoons and evenings.

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The Food and Nutrition Department at Jefferson House provides a warm, caring environment for seniors seeking long-term care and rehabilitation services. Jefferson House continually expands our knowledge, programs and services to best serve the needs of ours residents and patients. Join us at Jefferson house as we provide the very best patient-centered care to those in their home away from home!

Position Description

Prepares food according to selected menus, approved recipes and production sheets with knowledge of quantity cooking. Completes the preparation of all food items in a timely manner and assure that all foods meet required serving temperatures. Utilizes creativity in garnishing, decorating and developing new recipes. Complies with stringent health, sanitation, safety , HACCP and food handling standards. Adheres to quality and cost containment standards. Reports to appropriate Food Services Manager.


  • Culinary Certification of Accredition preferred.
  • QFO (Qualified Food Operator Certificate) preferred or required within six months of employment.
  • Minimum 2 years experience as a cook in a large volume institution preferred.
  • Ability to read, speak English and follow recipes in a cost effective manner.
  • Basic Math skills.
  • Ability to operate institutional kitchen equipment.
  • Quantity production experience preferred.
  • Ability to tolerate lifting, pushing and pulling up to 80 pounds and long term standing.

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