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Prep Cook - Dishwasher

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
Position updated on:
Zip Code: 78752
Industry: All
Employer: Sunshine Retirement Living
Job Tracking ID: 1379936462
Job Description:
Come work at Sunshine Retirement Living, the newest and most innovative independent living company in the senior retirement industry. We are searching for an experienced, savvy and self-motivated Prep Cook/Dishwasher.
• If you\'d like to work for a company that puts its residents and employees first, read on.
• If you\'d like to work for a company that asks for your input, read on.

This is an unrivaled opportunity and the chance to join our stellar team of industry experts, including CEO May Hasso, Chief Community and Resident Advocate Dick Glaunert, and CFO Quintin King.
Sunshine\'s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider by offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction so as to exceed our residents\' expectations and enrich the lives of those we serve and employ. Sunshine is a new, growth-oriented company with plenty of opportunity to move-up within our organization. Sunshine was founded in 2010 by senior housing industry veterans with a superior vision for all-inclusive independent retirement communities. Sunshine has already grown to operate 17 communities in 7 states. Be a part of our future success. . .
Minimum job requirements:
• Ability to read and prepare recipes, in careful detail, as provided by Sunshine Retirement Living.
• Have a general knowledge of cleaning and sanitation
• Maintains food handlers permit as necessary to fulfill state regulations.
• Ability to work in a team setting and be a team player.
• Commitment and respect for all individuals.
• Possess organizational skills.
• Ability to work under time constraints and meet department deadlines.
• Ability to follow and adhere to policies, procedures and standards.
Responsibilities include:
• Review menus and daily food production worksheets for instructions.
• Prepare meals following Sunshine Retirement menus and recipes.
• Serve nutritious food, attractively garnished in a punctual manner.
• Follow safe food-handling procedures.
• Work as a team member with other Food Services staff to ensure a smooth, efficient and safe operation of the kitchen area and meal service. This may include assisting with serving or dishwashing on a relief basis.
• Clean all areas in which meals are prepared and served, including but not limited to: pots and pans, kitchen surfaces, walls and floors. Follow the cleaning schedule for special cleaning assignments.
• Ensure Temperature logs are completed at required time (Cooler, Freezer, Production Sheets, and Dishwasher).
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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

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