• Cook, Full Time, Day shift, Westland MI

    Posted Date 5 days ago(5/18/2018 8:24 AM)
    Requisition Number
    Dietary/Nutritional Services
    Employee Type
    Hours Per Pay Period
    Work Hours
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Weekends and/or Holidays Required
    On Call Required
    Position Location
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    Samaritas, one of the state's largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.


    Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan's Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.


    We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.


    Job Summary


    Prepare meals and coordinate kitchen and mealtime activities in accordance with Center guidelines.


    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Maintain current knowledge of and prepare meals in accordance with planned menus and established health, safety and portion control regulations and procedures.
    2. Assure meals are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
    3. Utilize and coordinate residents and/or volunteers in meal preparation, kitchen and dining room duties.
    4. Assist in budgeting and purchasing functions; monitor and maintain adequate inventory of food and supplies.
    5. Store food properly in a safe and sanitary fashion.
    6. Assure that adequate levels of supplies and food are maintained.
    7. Coordinate and assist in daily cleaning and sanitation of kitchen and dining room.
    8. Monitor kitchen and dining room for safety issues and equipment needs; report hazards immediately to supervisor.
    9. Assist in food preparation for special events and parties.


    Job Qualifications


    Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

    • High school diploma preferred.
    • Successful completion of ServSafe training and attainment of ServSafe certification within three month of employment is required to maintain this position.



    • One year experience working in a commercial or institution kitchen.


    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Basic knowledge of nutrition preferred.
    • Ability to relate with empathy to vulnerable adults and children.
    • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out written or oral instructions.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide units of measure.
    • Ability to read, write, and speak English language with proper use of punctuation, pronunciation and word order.
    • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with staff, residents and general public.


    Additional Work Requirements

    • N/A


    Physical and Mental Requirements

    • Stands and routinely moves about.
    • Ability to use eye/hand coordination and see, feel, smell and hear.
    • Subject to hot and cold temperatures.
    • Ability to see in order to set temperature, monitor heat and flame and timers.
    • Lifts and transfers bulky hot and cold weights of up to 50 pounds.


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