Posted: 14-Aug-2019

Cook - Rockville, Maryland


Prepares and provides nutritious meals for Center residents and maintains cleanliness and safety of facility kitchens, pantries, and dining room according to health code standards under the supervision on the Residential Services Coordinator and the Program Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Prepares meals for Center residents in accordance with all State Health Department rules and regulations, ensuring that food is prepared, stored and served at proper temperatures.
2. Provides for three meals and light snacks for all residents, seven days a week. In addition, provision is made for special events such as birthday parties and holiday celebrations. Ensures that menus plans are consistent with good nutritional standards and practices and recognize cultural diversity. Ensures provision of special diets to residents with special needs or requests.
3. Prepares initial orders for food, supplies and consumables in consultation with the Residential Services Coordinator. Alerts RSC to any irregularities or problems in a timely manner.
4. Responsible for cleanliness of kitchens, dining rooms and storage areas, including all food work areas, dietary equipment and non-food contact areas. The refrigerators must be kept clean and in order at all times.
5. Reports any equipment malfunction and supply problem to the Residential Services Coordinator immediately. Responsible for stock duty, including matching stock to invoices and putting stock in proper location.
6. Interacts with residents, children, staff, vendors and visitors in a highly professional manner. Helps with coordination of kitchen duties by residents. Responsible for securing the kitchen areas as appropriate.
7. Keeps and records an accurate count of meals and snacks consumed by resident and staff.
8. Attends staff meetings and contributes to the therapeutic milieu.
9. Other duties as assigned.


High school graduate or equivalent with a minimum of three years of experience in food service. Knowledge of State Health regulations and a current Food Service license. Must be able to lift 30 pounds, stand, sit, stoop, bend at the waist and knees. Must possess extensive dexterity in both hands and possess overall body flexibility.

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Human Resources, Family Services, Inc.
610 East Diamond Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

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