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Personal Chef (Homemaker)

Company: Park Springs
Location: Stone Mountain
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

General Summary:
We are looking for outgoing, talented chefs who want to use their skills to make a positive impact on the lives of others. It is our belief that mealtime is a significant opportunity for socializing and connecting with others. Our Gourmet Culinarians are responsible not only for creating incredibly appetizing meals but also for engaging with our Members. We are seeking Associates who will cultivate meal experiences that encourage relationships to flourish. If you believe the kitchen should be the heart of any home and want to create that atmosphere for those you serve, you have found the right place!
Meal Preparation

  • Collaborate with Members, Care Partners, and the Certified Dietary Manager to create and execute all menus for the household

    • Support the household model of care by

      o Ensuring meals / snacks are available to Members on their schedule
      o Being available to prepare fresh meals when Members want to eat

      • Prepare or direct the preparation of all food served, following standard recipes, special diet orders, and especially Member preferences

        • Determine amount and types of food and supplies required for daily menus, and ensure they are obtained from storage areas in adequate time for meal production

          • Maintain ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification

            Member Engagement

            • Plan and facilitate food-related engagement activities for Members (i.e., picnics, afternoon tea, wine tastings, etc.)

              • Develop real connections with our Members, engaging them in conversations, learning about their stories and interests, sharing your interests and stories with them, etc.

                • Individualize the experience of each Member and support them in celebrating personal milestones (i.e., birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)


                  • Maintain a safe and sanitary condition in the kitchen, dining area, back of house culinary area

                    • Maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene and comply with department dress code

                      • Complete all required continuing education, and attend in-service training and education sessions, as assigned

                        • Complete other duties and responsibilities, as assigned by your supervisor, manager, and director

                          • Complete daily side-work tasks in BOH Culinary

                            - Outstanding cooking skills, and plating skills

                            • Maintain standards for food storage, rotation, quality, and appearance

                              • Ability to

                                o Develop and maintain a strong, positive, and professional relationship with Members,
                                Associates, and vendors
                                o Understand and follow recipes and instructions in English o Consistently adhere to established specifications and standards
                                o Modify recipes to suit the dietary needs and preferences of Members
                                o Perform simple arithmetic and understand measurements and conversions
                                o Plan, organize, and execute meals in a high speed environment
                                o Multi-task cooking while engaging with members and/or associates
                                o Attention to detail from garnishing, to knowing what time to cook certain food items
                                o Keep the kitchen clean and organized while working
                                o Engage Members in meaningful interactions on a regular basis
                                o Be creative in preparation and presentation of meals

                                • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

                                  • Desire to connect with and to serve others with compassion and kindness

                                    • Knowledge of kitchen equipment, operation, and maintenance

                                      • Some knowledge of nutrition and dietary management

                                        • Minimum of three years' experience as a cook in a hotel, restaurant, club, nursing facility, or similar establishment strongly preferred

                                          PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:

                                          • Must be able to:

                                            o Stand or walk for up to 11 hours per day
                                            o Bend, stoop, and stretch frequently throughout the day
                                            o Demonstrate manual dexterity necessary for food preparation
                                            o Use standard industrial kitchen appliances
                                            o Life up to 50 lbs. independently

                                            • Moderate to heavy physical effort needed infrequently

                                              • Will be exposed to: o Extreme temperatures (freezers, fridges, stove / range burners, etc.) for short periods of time o Industrial-strength cleaning chemicals


Keywords: Park Springs, Atlanta , Personal Chef (Homemaker), Hospitality & Tourism , Stone Mountain, Georgia

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