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Cook & Cafe Assistant - Full-time

Cedars of Dexter Dexter, MI

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Job Description


 Cook & Cafe Assistant
The Cedars of Dexter 

Status: Full-time, 30-40 hours/week
Schedule: Hours may vary
Dining Service hours are Wed-Sat 12:00 to 2:30p, 5:00 to 7:30p, Sun 11a-2p  

Our award-winning and professional chefs, and kitchen staff love their work… and it shows in every meal we serve. Our residents know they can expect a wide choice of delicious and nutritious dining options.

Join our team of compassionate and skilled staff and love your career!

The Cedars of Dexter is a picturesque community for adults 60 and better. Developed by the United Methodist Retirement Communities, The Cedars of Dexter offers residents a refined residential community of Craftsman style luxury cottages.


Benefits: Be part of an organization that values their team members and knows the importance of providing a supportive community. Affordable and layered benefit plans for individuals that are hired for 30 or more hours/week, Retirement Savings Plan (with potential Company match), Wellness Initiative, Scholarship Program and Education Tuition Assistant, Paid Time Off, 6 Paid Holidays per year PLUS a paid Floating Holiday and a paid Birthday Holiday, DAILYPAY, and MORE!  

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Position Summary:
The primary purpose of the this position is to prepare food in accordance with current applicable federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations, with our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Executive Chef to assure that quality food service is provided at all times. This position will also serve as the Cook and Cafe Assistant. Position will provide assistance in all dietary functions as directed and in accordance with established guidelines and procedures.

Position Functions and Duties:
Dining Services
-Follow all safety and sanitation rules and regulations.
-Promote a clean, safe, and neat environment for residents, self, and staff
-Demonstrate knowledge of fire safety procedures, and assist with evacuation of residents to a safe location in the event of fire or other emergency.
-Responsible for meal service and accuracy of residents’ orders.
-Responsible for creating an enjoyable dining experience for residents and their guests. Follow established style and order of service while serving in the resident dining room and at special functions.
-Possess the ability to follow instructions, work well with others and maintain a good rapport with residents and team members.
-Report all problems to a manager.
-Perform assigned tasks before and after meal service.
-Responsible for set up, cleaning, and break down of dish machine.
-Responsible for washing dishes, glasses, and small wares.
-Responsible for sweeping, vacuuming and mopping floors as directed and scheduled.
-Maintain areas in a clean-as-you-go condition.
-Follow established department uniform policy.
-Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus.
-Perform basic cook preparation work
-Exhibit proper knife skills
-Provide short order cooking
-Prepare and serve meals that are palatable and appetizing in appearance.
-Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.
-Prepare food in accordance with standardized recipes and awareness to allergens.
-Assist in serving meals on a timely basis.
-Perform other duties as assigned by management.
-Review menus prior to preparation of food.
-Coordinates food service with other departments as necessary.
-Work with the Executive Chef and implement recommended changes as required.
-Assure that all culinary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies and regulations.
-Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished.
-Assume the authority, responsibility and accountability as Lead Cook in their absence.
-Assure that menus are maintained and filled in accordance with established policies and procedures
-Assist in establishing food service production line, etc., to assure that meals are prepared on time.
-Assure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies.
-Perform any necessary record keeping (i.e. temperature log, etc.).
-Cooperate and communicate with team members of other department in performing job duties, i.e. staff, and other department supervisors, etc.

Skills and Knowledge
Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language and follow written and oral instructions.
Demonstrated understanding of psychosocial problems of aging.
Demonstrates respect, sensitivity and flexibility.
Function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with older adults, personnel, and support organizations 

Core Competencies
•      Know, teach and live out the Mission, Guiding Beliefs of UMRC & Porter Hills
•      Manage from a position of compassion, passion and servitude.
•      Customer Service is key to relationships within and outside the organization. Make this a program achievement.

Every effort has been made to make your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

Position Qualifications:
High School Diploma or GED
Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age
Two (2) years experience as a short order cook in a restaurant, cafe, food service kitchen or other related environment, preferred

NOTE: The rate of pay will be determined based on relevant employment experience. Your resume should adequately reflect all paid cook experience.


  • UMRC & Porter Hills are a federally funded program through CMS and the State of Michigan.  All employees are expected to adhere to the Participant Rights.


  • UMRC & Porter Hills provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Cedars of Dexter


Dexter, MI
48130 USA



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