Cardinal Ritter Senior Services
Position Description: 

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services has a Full-Time Dietary Cook/Aide. This position is located on the Cardinal Ritter Senior Services Campus, 7601 Watson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63119. Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is a not-for-profit organization that values its employees and provides services to improve the quality of life for senior adults by promoting and providing health assistance, housing facilities, social services and programs, and volunteer opportunities in St. Louis City and County, as well as in St. Charles, Jefferson, Franklin and Warren Counties. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. We also bring the mission to life by expressing the core values of love, compassion, hope and integrity.

1. Maintains good personal hygiene.
2. Prepares and handles food in a safe and sanitary manner.
3. Plates and/or serves food in a safe and sanitary manner.
4. Sets tables.
5. Prepares residents trays.
6. Follows and meets job breakdown schedules.
7. Serves food at appropriate temperatures.
8. Completes all cleaning assignments.
9. Properly stores food in proper location and manner.
10. Follows menus, recipes, and spreadsheets accurately (if applicable).
11. Reports any safety or sanitation hazards to supervisor or manager.
12. Reports any problems with residents and/or any changes in resident eating habits.
13. Scrapes, washes, rinses and sanitizes pots, pans, and utensils properly.
14. Returns all pots and pans to appropriate storage areas.
15. Receives and puts away stock using the FIFO (First In First Out).
16. Attends in-services and training meetings, staff meetings or any other meeting as required.
17. Empties trashcans, cleans and sanitizes trashcans and disposes of trash correctly. Replaces trash liner.
18. Sweeps and mops floor thoroughly.
19. Performs heavy duty cleaning as assigned.
20. Accepts payment for staff meals.
21. Submits all invoices and paperwork received from vendors to Dietary Manager in a timely manner.
22. Performs all other duties as assigned.

1. High School Diploma or GED required.
2. Three years experience in cooking within a long term care facility preferred.
3. Able to read, write, and do simple arithmetic.
4. Knowledge of English Language.

1. As employees of a Catholic agency which cares for the elderly, all staff will demonstrate a respect for each client as a person created in the image of God, in a non-ageist manner.
2. Willing to work as a member of a team and take direction from supervisors.
3. Able to present nutritious meals in a pleasing and appetizing manner.
4. Able to stand, walk, manipulate equipment with hands, lift 50#, push 100#, and bend.
5. Cooperate with co-workers and supervisor or manager.
6. Able to maintain a pleasant atmosphere.
7. Ability to withstand heat and temperature change.
8. Awareness of kitchen hazards to prevent accidents.
9. Ability to meet time deadlines.
10. Ability to work in stressful environment.

1. Will frequently deal with people of varying ages and must be able to cope with requests by residents or family members in an appropriate manner.
2. May have to deal with nutritionist, medical staff and registered dietitians on a regular basis.
3. May have to supervise kitchen or dining room staff.
4. Inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ, the mission of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is to be a leader in providing an integrated continuum of quality social services, housing, residential care and health care services for the senior adult. This mission is accomplished in a nurturing environment that recognizes every person’s dignity and provides security, advocacy, and independence. Works in accord with the values, LOVE, COMPASSION, HOPE, INTEGRITY.

1. Will work with dietary staff to maintain food costs within budget.
2. May deal with petty cash account for sundry items.

Contact Details: 

Qualified candidates may submit their resume and cover letter, including salary requirements to Or send fax to (314) 961-1934. Or complete an application on our website

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