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Cook - Assisted Living facility  

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Santa Teresita, nestled in the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains, is a beautiful Neighborhood of Care for seniors. The Carmelite Sisters and staff of Santa Teresita specialize in healthcare for our cherished seniors, including assisted living and skilled nursing services, along with comprehensive rehabilitation options and other amenities that together form a Neighborhood of Care.

Job Title: RCFE Cook

Department/Group: RCFE Assisted Living

Reports To: RCFE Kitchen Dietary Manager

Status: Full Time or Part Time


Mission Statement:

Our mission is to be "At the Service of the Family for Life". It is the guiding principle of our organization and includes our values of unwavering commitment and steadfast adherence to the moral and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church.

Santa Teresita further defines this mission to include the following goals:

  • Providing a continuum of short and long-term care for the elderly in a compassionate manner.
  • Upholding and promoting the dignity of life at all stages in the care we provide and to the families we serve through quality assurance and education.
  • Responsible stewardship of healthcare assets in order to provide quality of care.

Purpose of Your Job Position:

Under the general supervision of the Dietary Supervisor the Cook prepares meals according to the posted menus and directives by the Supervisor, and performs general functions for the upkeep and maintenance of the kitchen.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all food is properly cooked, held, stored, and served for optimal quality safety and palatability according to the DHS and HACCP standards at all times
  • Maintain cooking area and equipment in a clean organized and sanitary manner according to Department of Health Standards at all times
  • Use supplies within established par levels
  • Pull food according to menu specifications and utilize leftovers within three days to avoid spoilage
  • Adjust recipes for volume and substitute ingredients as necessary
  • When assigned by the Dietary Supervisor the cooks will assist in the food inventory each week and report the information to the Dietary Supervisor or their delegate for ordering by end of shift of the day prior to order-day
  • Prepares all food according to menu specifications and at gourmet quality
  • Reports to Dietary Supervisor maintenance requisitions for all items in need of repair before the end of the shift
  • Ensure food is completely ready to serve at established meal times
Position Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Active (Serve Safe) State sanitary certification and minimum two hours of job related continuing education per year
  • At least three years experience in quantity food production as a cook or a vocational certification in culinary arts
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language at a high school level
  • Basic knowledge of therapeutic and modified diets.
  • Knowledge of proper food preparation, holding and storage according to FIFO (first in first out) method, DHS and HACCP standard
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Shift Days  
Salary Range Competitive  
Position RCFE Cook  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Santa Teresita  
About the Organization The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles celebrate 90 years of service to the Los Angeles Archdiocese through apostolic works in health care, education and spiritual retreats.

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