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Why You’ll Love This Job

Provides nutritious meals according to the menu. Ensures the sanitation of the kitchen food preparation and tray line area.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and serve food for diets as ordered by the physician.
  • Follow menus as ordered.
  • Notify supervisor of any changes in the menu, or lack of proper food item for the menu.
  • Honor resident special requests within the prescribed diet order.
  • Ensure that the menus are followed and appropriate substitutions are made and recorded.
  • Take necessary measures to ensure that all food served to residents has been prepared in a safe, sanitary manner while also maintaining the highest quality.
  • Provide assistance to the cook in the preparation and service of meals.
  • Follow cleaning schedules as directed by Food Service Manager.
  • Cover, date and label all leftovers properly.
  • Notify Food Service Manager of food, supplies or equipment needs.
  • Report all malfunctioning equipment and unsafe working conditions to the Food Service Manager immediately.
  • Be knowledgeable of Local, State and Federal regulations and facility policies and procedures which pertain to the department.
  • Attend in-service meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Shall reference the Petersen Health Care Dietary Operations Manual as amended from time to time


  • Be of legal working age.
  • Be able to read, understand and follow work assignments.
  • Be able to communicate with residents and co-workers in English.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must possess a general knowledge and understanding of state and federal regulations as it pertains to long term care.
  • Work overtime if necessary.
  • Must have passed the sanitation test or be willing to take the course approved by the state the facility is in.
  • Must receive food handler training within 30 days of employment.
  • Would prefer at least one year experience as diet aide in an institutional setting.
  • Must have the current federally required vaccines or proof of a valid exemption.

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Type: Full Time (Hourly)
Job ID: 132043