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Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
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Zip Code: 60614
Industry: All
Employer: The Little Sisters of the Poor
Job Tracking ID: 1382006816
Job Description:
The Little Sisters of the Poor is a Catholic, International Religious community whose only ministry is providing Homes for the needy elderly of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Since 1870 we have been at the service of the needy elderly in Chicago/Lincoln Park where our St. Mary's Home is home to 76 elderly. The Little Sisters of the Poor is seeking a PT cook for our kitchen department.

This position is part time 16 hours a week, every weekend-Saturday and Sunday from 11am-8pm. Job Standards:

• Must be able to follow a standardize recipe
• Must be able to complete assigned tasks with accuracy and on a timely basis
• Must have specific knowledge of care, use and sanitation of equipment and utensils used in the storage, preparation and handling of food.

Job Responsibilities and Duties
• Responsible for setting and maintaining quality standards.
• Responsible for reviewing menus in order to determine type and quantities of foods to be prepared.
• Responsible for preparing, washing, trimming, cutting, cooking and seasoning food items in compliance with facility's policies.
• Responsible for measuring and mixing ingredients according to standardized recipes, using a variety of kitchen utensils and equipment, such as blenders, mixers, grinders, slicers, and tenderizers in order to make sauces, soups, stews, casseroles and desserts.
• Responsible for baking, roasting, broiling, and steaming meats, fish, vegetables and other foods.

• Must be able to push, pull, lift/carry objects up to 50 pounds. Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

• Must have the emotional stability to deal effectively with stress created by residents' illnesses, disabilities and the aging process, organizational change, and working cooperatively as part of the health care team.
Little Sisters of the Poor is a drug free environment. Candidate must undergo drug screen and background check including fingerprinting.


Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: TBD

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Cooks

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