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Tsali Care Cook
Job Code:2022-09-016
Department:219 TC Dietary
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum16.01
Salary Midpoint17.95
Position Closes:

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:

Primary Function    

Prepares residents nutritionally balanced meals and snacks, diet orders and follows daily posted menus in accordance with specialized resident diets and according to the program requirements, dietary policies and procedures within the CIHA, OSHA, and N.C. Board of Health guidelines.


Job Description

  • Receives instructions from Head Cook for food to be prepared at the designated times and assists in preparation as assigned, this is inclusive of meals and/or snacks.
  • Directs cook assistants from time to time.
  • Collects supplies needed for recipe from stock and prepare according to required procedures, maintaining health and sanitation requirements.
  • Observes infection control and sanitation procedures.
  • Cleans and maintains kitchen, storage, and serving area in sanitary condition according to health code standards.
  • Serves foods in appropriate manner, utensils, portions, and temperatures to residents.
  • Washes, cleans and sterilizes equipment, dishes and cooking utensils according to standard procedures.
  • Tracks food and product inventories. Maintains accurate count of meals served.
  • Compiles food orders and related records.
  • Assists with other duties within the facility as time permits and requested.
  • Attends in-service classes and training as required.
  • Performs all duties according to established safety guidelines and tribal policies.
  • Performs all aspects of Food Preparation, sanitation and storage.
  • Takes oral and written direction by head cook and/or dietary manager.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Head Cook and/or Food Supervisor.



    Education / Experience       

  • A high school diploma, GED, or equivalent training and experience in a nutrition related field is preferred.
  • One to three months in the position is required to become proficient in most phases of the job with prior food preparation/service experience sufficient to know the basics.
Satisfactorily completion of the Food Sanitation Course is preferred.