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Liberty Village of Centralia

Posted Until:



Based on experience




All Shift


Full Time



Job Description:

Job Function: Responsible for preparing and serving meals and snacks; following proper food safety and sanitation procedures; following cleaning schedule; being be in charge of general supervision of Dining Services staff during the absence of Food Service Supervisor; and following other duties as assigned.

Supervises: Other Dining Services staff in the absence of Food Service Supervisor or Head Cook.

Reports To: Food Service Supervisor

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Prepare nutritious, palatable and appetizing meals and snacks by following seasonal menus, spreadsheets, standardized recipes, mechanically altered diets and menu preference sheets.
2. Follow proper food safety and sanitation procedures according to facility policies and procedures and local, state and federal guidelines.
3. Serve meal(s) at designated serving times utilizing Meal Tray Tickets.
4. Follow proper portion control during meal preparation and service and avoid food waste.
5. Follow proper procedure for washing Cook’s dishes in 3 compartment sink and dish machine.
6. Keep work area clean and organized throughout shift, and follow cleaning schedule assigned for the position.
7. Prepare food items for special events and activities as assigned.
8. Provide excellent customer service to all residents, staff and visitors.
9. Maintain a professional attitude by showing respect and being a positive productive member of the Dining Services team.
10. Perform other specific job duties as assigned by the Food Service Supervisor.

Specific Duties:
Follow duties and designated time schedule as stated on AM, PM, Bridge, Estates or Prep Cook JOB DUTIES list specific to facility and position.

Job Requirements:

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and / or move / push and / or pull up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to stand; walk; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and smell. The employee is required to move constantly and frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, or crawl. The employee may be exposed to extreme heat or cold in the kitchen. The employee must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents in emergency situations. The employee must demonstrate emotional stability to deal with the following stressful situations on a regular basis; illness, death and dying.

• Education: - High School diploma or G.E.D.
• Substitute for Education: - Evaluated on an individual basis.
• Experience: - One-year experience in food service setting.
• Substitute for Experience: - Evaluated on an individual basis.
• Requirement: - Obtain Sanitation Certificate within 6 months of hire and maintain certification.


• Competitive Salary
• Health Insurance
• 401K with Company Match
• Flexible Spending Account
• Prescription Medication Plan
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Flexible Schedule
• Holiday Pay
• Training Provided
• Team Atmosphere
• State-of-the-art Equipment and Facility
• Electronic Medical Record

Company Information

Liberty Village of Centralia, a not-for-profit retirement community, is proud to offer a wide variety of services within our campus. We offer Centralia Estates retirement apartments, Centralia Manor skilled nursing, Garden Court Alzheimer’s and dementia care, our Bounce Back Rehabilitation program and AJ’s Fitness Center.

Application Instructions:

Apply on-line.

Please contact us for more information on positions that mat be available.
Liberty Village of Centralia1910 E. McCord Centralia, IL 62801 Phone: 618-533-1200