Cook - DeSmet Retirement Community

Retirement Housing Foundation
Florissant, MN Full-time
Posted on August 23, 2019

We currently have an open position for a Cook at our DeSmet located in Florissant MO.


-Helps plan and coordinate menus.
-Determine time and sequences of cooking operation to meet meal-serving hours.
-Assign specific tasks to kitchen personnel (I.e. salad prep, baking, cleaning, etc.)
-Cook meals according to menu and number of persons to be served.
-Determine size of food portions and observes working serving food.
-Serve meals.
-Evaluate and solve problems encountered such as substituting items on menus, reusing cooked food, and reducing food waster and spoilage.
-Take and keep accurate temperature record logs.
-Evaluate time and need for meals to be pulled for thawing and prepare food items.
-Clothing attire is clean, unstained, well fitted free of wrinkles no frayed edges, hair is clean and well groomed and totally restrained by a hair net at all times.
-Good hand washing techniques and gloves are when serving residents.
-Removing trash liners from large and small waste cans in dining room and take outside to dumpster. Ensure dumpster lid is closed. Replace with new liners.
-Complete duties on the cleaning schedule daily and weekly.
-Clean out garbage disposal and food screens and trap.
-Drain and clean out the inside and outside of dish machine.
-Ensure floor is swept and mopped in the dish machine area and nothing is left lying under the tables.
-Must be able to stoop, bend, crouch, lift heavy things and carry heavy food cases up to 50 pounds, stand and walk most of shift.
-Knows and follows company policy on infection control, food handling and storage and sanitation procedures.
-Must be able to communicate effectively with residents, families and staff.
-Is responsible for checking work schedule for days and times to report to work.
-Is responsible for clocking in and out from start and end of shift and to and from lunch.
-Is familiar with all chemicals used in kitchen and uses and stores all chemicals in a safe manner according to policies and procedures.


Must process knowledge of food service and nutrition. At management request; enroll in continuing education classes pertaining to job. Previous dietary experience desirable. Previous geriatric experience desirable, Must be able to organize and self-motivate. Must be a team player.

This is a Full-Time position.

All employment is contingent upon passing a drug test and background check.

If you are interested and qualified, please email resume to Carybee Reed at, phone#:314-838-3811 or fax to 314-838-6125.

After a job offer is made, your employment will start after a successful completion of a drug test, references, criminal check, and other background screens as deemed necessary. Please note, the drug test must be completed within three (3) business days of this job offer. If the above pre-employment requirements are not successfully met, the job offer will be withdrawn.