Trinity Health TSLC_Cook - Ryans_V10251 in Southgate, Michigan

The primary purpose of the Cook is to supervise the activities of the department and prepare food in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations, with our established policies and procedures, and as may be directed by the Manager. As Cook you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.


Know, understand, incorporate, and demonstrate the Mission, Vision, Values and Guiding Behaviors of Trinity Health and Trinity Senior Living Communities in behaviors, practices, and decisions. Consistently demonstrate (leads by example) Sanctuary Values to all internal and external customers (residents, visitors, volunteers, and associates.) Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, propagating a calm environment throughout the community. Execute assignments in a culture that is shared and collaborative across all divisions within TSLC. Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus. Review menus prior to preparation of food. Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submit to the Manager. Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures. Coordinate service with other departments as necessary. Assist in serving meals on a timely basis as needed. Ensure that all procedures are followed in accordance with established policies. Assist in standardizing the methods in which work will be accomplished. Develop and maintain a good working rapport with department personnel as well as with other departments within the Community to assure that food service can be properly maintained to meet the needs of the residents. Work with Housing Managers as necessary and implement recommended changes as required. Serve and prepare food that is palatable and appetizing in accordance with established portion control procedures and standardized recipes. Make only authorized food substitutions. Ensure that safety and sanitary regulations and precautions are followed at all times by all personnel. Assist/direct daily or scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures. Ensure that the department is maintained in a clean and safe manner by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained. Report all hazardous conditions/equipment to the Dining Services Manager immediately. Ensure that food and supplies for the next meal are readily available. Assist in inventorying and storing incoming food, supplies, etc., as necessary. Recommend to the Manager the equipment and supply needs of the department. Assist in food preparation for special meals, for parties, etc. Anticipate the needs of residents and families, going “above and beyond” routinely to provide a comfortable environment and home atmosphere. Respect resident rights, including maintaining the confidentiality of all resident care information, knocking before entering a resident's apartment, honoring the residents' personal and property rights, informing the resident when it is necessary to move his/her personal possessions and reporting complaints of missing property to Supervisor. Attend and participate in scheduled training, in-service training, mandatory annual in-service training and educational classes as required/needed. Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals in accordance with the community policies and procedures.


High School Diploma or equivalent. Previous experience in food preparation and handling, preferably working with the geriatric population. ServSafe Certification preferred or must be able to obtain certification within 6 months of hire. Ability to use various food preparation tools and appliances. Must possess excellent customer service skills and professionalism. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt to ongoing change and work in a fast-paced, customer-driven environment. Possesses interpersonal and relationship building skills to work in a cross-functional team as well as the ability to work with residents based on their cognitive ability. Self-starter, highly motivated with a high productivity level. Possesses a high degree of personal accountability, responsibility and strong decision making abilities. Must possess the ability to plan, organize, implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the organization. Basic computer knowledge and skills. Position requires minimal travel (less than 10%) within the Community’s geographic region and to home office in Livonia, MI.


Must be able to adapt to frequently changing work parameters. Must be able to see, hear and smell or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met. Primarily works inside with frequent kneeling, crouching, reaching, sitting, walking, bending and lifting. Must be able to push, pull, move and or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 3 ½ feet and be able to push, pull, move and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 10 feet. May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents in emergency situations.

  • Physical mobility that includes movement from place to place.
  • Physical agility, that includes ability to maneuver body while in place.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers.
  • Coordination, including eye-hand, hand-foot.

Must possess the above ability with or without the use of prosthetics that will enable adequate functionality so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Utilize supplies and equipment associated with food preparation and service, storage and job related cleaning tasks. Subject to exposure to odors, smoke, steam, noise, hot solids and liquids, burn hazards, wet surfaces, temperature and humidity fluctuations. Subject to exposure to noise, infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc. including TB, HIV, HEP B viruses. May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals. Must be able to speak, read and write the English language in an understandable manner. Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset and at times hostile individuals within the community. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public. Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the work place. Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position. Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this community, which include a medical and physical examination. May be required to work beyond normal working hours, on weekends and other positions temporarily when necessary and may be subject to call back during emergency conditions. May be required to work on shifts other then those which originally hired.


Job Number: 00094799

Location: Southgate, MI

Organization Name: Trinity Health Senior Communities

Facility: TSLC - Sanctuary at Maryhaven

Employment Type: Full time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 32