Picayune, MS

Position: Cook

Location: Bedford Care Center of Picayune

Job Summary:

Responsible for overall preparation of meals compliant with Diet Orders, menu specifications, Company Policies, State and Federal Laws, Dietary/Sanitary Regulations under supervision of Dietary Supervisor and Manager; receives incoming grocery orders and supplies; assists with maintaining adequate inventory and accurate inventory records; maintains high standards of quality in food preparation and service; must communicate courteously, respectfully with Employees, Residents and others; must maintain high degree of personal cleanliness and hygiene


Experience in large-scale cooking services is preferred; on-the-job training will be provided; must be in good physical condition, able to read, write and follow oral and written instructions to accomplish job duties; must pass drug screens and have a satisfactory Criminal History Background Check

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Immediately ensures any liquids on floor are cleaned; reports other Safety Hazards to Maintenance Supervisor
  • If requested, serves on Safety Committee and participates in Safety Meetings and Safety Audits
  • Complies with Infection Control Policies; reports contact with infectious disease to Infection Control Nurse
  • Assists with food orders, receiving and checking in supplies, storing food and maintaining inventory
  • Reviews menus, prepares and serves food and meals in accordance with planned menus, Diet Plans, recipes, portion / temperature control procedures and facility Policies
  • Assists with cleaning and sanitizing of work areas, equipment, floors, dishes, utensils, and any other areas of the Dietary Department or Dining Rooms as needed or requested
  • Assists in checking meal trays for menu accuracy and diet preferences
  • Reviews and processes Diet Order changes and ensures menus are followed and maintained
  • Ensures proper storage and availability of foods and supplies for the next meals
  • Assists with directing the work of other Dietary staff as requested by Supervisors and Dietary Manager
  • If/when requested, serves as Dietary Supervisor and assists in maintaining records

Excellent Benefits:

Bedford Care Centers offer a comprehensive benefits package to our full time employees. It is our desire to demonstrate to our employees and their families that we value them through the offering of a benefits package that positively contributes to their quality of life. A summary of benefits offered includes:

Paid Time Off (PTO) including:

  • Vacation pay
  • Paid sick leave

Insurance benefits including:

  • Group Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance

Other Benefits:

  • Holiday Incentive Pay
  • Daily Pay – upon your request
  • Direct deposit
  • Bereavement leave
  • Retirement Savings Plan/401K
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Family Medical Leave


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