Food And Nutrition Cook - Harmony

Harmony, 1655 Yarrow St, Lakewood, Colorado, United States of America Req #1331
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Food And Nutrition Cook

The primary responsibility of your job position is to prepare food and ensure the nutritional care of residents following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities.   You are entrusted to follow established policies and procedures as directed by the Food and Nutrition Services Manager, to assure that quality food service is provided at all times.


  • Review menus prior to preparation of food.

  • Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Assist in establishing food service production line, etc, to assure that meals are prepared on time.

  • Prepare meals with an appetizing appearance in accordance with planned menus.

  • Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.

  • Inspect special diet trays to assure the correct diet is served to the correct resident.

  • Make only authorized food substitutions.

  • Tastes all prepared foods prior to service and adjusts as necessary for acceptance by residents

  • Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submit to Dietary Manager

  • Work with the facility’s dietician as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.

  • Coordinate food service with other departments as necessary.

  • Wear protective clothing and equipment when handling infectious waste and/or blood/body fluids.

  • Adheres to dress and jewelry requirements per health code regulations

  • Assist/direct daily or scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.

  • Attend and participate in facility mandatory in-service training programs as scheduled.

  • Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information including protected health information. 

  • Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.

  • Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities

  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety, and proper performance of assigned duties

  • Perform all other duties, as assigned.


  • Highschool diploma or GED


  • Works in well-lighted/ventilated areas.  Atmosphere is warm and noisy for cooking

  • Moves intermittently during working hours

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions

  • Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances

  • Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc

  • Communicates with the medical staff, nursing staff, and other department supervisors

  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).

  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants.

  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

  • Maintains a liaison with other department directors to adequately plan for food services/activities.

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
  • Min Hiring Rate $14.77
  • Max Hiring Rate $21.00
  • Travel Required No
  • Required Education High School
  • Harmony, 1655 Yarrow St, Lakewood, Colorado, United States of America