Line Cook
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Tamarisk NorthShore
Deerfield, IL, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Line Cook

Join the staff at Tamarisk Northshore, CJE SeniorLife's new 240 apartment luxury independent senior living community. Tamarisk North Shore in Deerfield, IL is looking for a high energy experienced line cook to join our team.


The primary purpose of this job position is to 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 Executive Chef, Manager, Dining Services, Team Leader and/or Director of Food Service to assure that quality food service is provided at all times

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Producing and cooking food according to menus, recipes and portions established by Chef.
Ensure all meals are produce on a timely manner and line is ready 30 prior to each meal period
Ensure proper food and equipment temperature are maintain day according to guidelines
Ensure pre-meal tasting plates are ready for all pre-shift meetings
Must be knowledgeable and possess ability to operate applicable kitchen equipment, with working knowledge of food items.
Maintains proper food handling, safety and sanitation standards while preparing food, serving food and clean-up.
Set-up and break-down cook line in orderly fashion and transport product to serving area and proper storing as needed.
Keep work area and serving line equipment clean and adhere to sanitation cleaning schedules.
Ensure quality and visual presentation of food.
Exhibit proper cutting skills and knife safety adherence
Assist other associates to ensure all kitchen duties are completed within given time constraints.
Exhibits a cheerful and helpful manner when dealing with customers.
Ensure that food supply stocks are rotated on a FIFO system and perishables are labeled, dated, and stored properly.
Perform all duties in adherence to CJE SeniorLife standards.
Strive to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
Maintain a positive and profession demeanor toward all residents, visitors and

Adhere to all policies and procedures of CJE SeniorLife. Adhere to all directives, policies, and procedures of the local community
Adhere to specifications and guidelines established by chef/director and perform other duties as assigned.

Corporate Compliance

Complies with safety policies and procedures; Adheres to laws regarding the protection, use, disclosure, and release of client and CJE business information; Attends required in services; Reports violations of law, regulations, policies, or procedures; Reports client abuse or neglect; Records documentation timely, accurately, and completely.

This position has responsibility for HIPAA compliance.

Exposure to bloodborne pathogens is not likely to occur in this position.

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Associate must pass Illinois Food Handler Course within 60 days of hire. Three attempts will be provided to pass this course within the first 60 days of hire. In the event that the associate does not pass the course termination will be pursued. This certification must be maintained throughout the course of employment.

Cooking experience or Back of the House experience preferred
Able to meet all scheduling commitments
Able to anticipate needs of others in the kitchen and proactively work to meet those needs
Strong attention to detail

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; or two to three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must meet state and local health requirements for food handlers. Must possess valid food handlers permit

Other Qualifications


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Displays behavior that creates a customer service culture at CJE by understanding the needs of our clients and customers and demonstrating a strong bias toward service, quality and customer satisfaction.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to stand on a tile floor for extended hours and maneuver independently and safely around work area. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Sufficient manual dexterity to operate a fire extinguisher and to manipulate kitchen equipment, including slicer, chopper, processor, knives, etc.