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Dietary Cook

companyOkemos Opco LLC
locationMeridian Charter Township, MI, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Dietary Cook

MediLodge is proud to have received the 2023 Michigan Employer of the Year Award through the MichiganWorks! Association!

Are you looking for a rewarding career and a stable company to call home? Medilodge of Okemos dietary cooks are passionate about creating superb meals for the elderly. Our dietary cooks have the esteemed honor of creating meals to exact specifications to ensure the nutrition needs of our residents are met.

Close attention to detail is paramount to our food service team as they verify that the proper food is made for the right resident – looking out for allergies, special needs, and requests.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about good food and has had some experience cooking in a restaurant capacity.

Other duties that our dietary cooks assist with are, taking part in cleaning routines, inventory, and other duties as assigned.

Why Choose MediLodge? No matter where you reside or consider relocating to, we are the largest provider of skilled nursing long-term care and short-term rehabilitation services with 50 centers located throughout Michigan.

Healthcare and Specialty Benefits:

  • Effective 2024 we are pleased to offer our full-time employees a variety of medical coverage options through Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
  • Affordable Medical, Prescription Drug, Dental, and Vision insurance benefits through leading insurance providers to meet your healthcare needs and preferences for you and your family.
  • If you are paid hourly and are employed with us for 60-days or more, you may be eligible for choosing up to two of the following: Reduced Health Insurance, Childcare Reimbursement, Transportation Reimbursement, or Non-Perishable Food Program
  • We know your pet is family too! Three Pet Insurance options available to choose from.
  • We provide an intercompany Employee Benefits Concierge to assist you in navigating and maximizing your benefits, should you have any questions.
  • We offer an Eighty-Five Cent Michigan Direct Care Incentive that is added to your hourly wage.
  • Flexible pay options; get paid daily, weekly, or bi-weekly with pay advances through UKG Wallet
  • Company paid vacation days with rollover option and sick time.
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexibility in scheduling; ask us what options are available.
  • Excellent career advancement opportunities
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Repayment programs
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 401K retirement program
  • Health Saving Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), and Dependent Care FSA.
  • Unlimited Referral Bonuses and more!

Achieve your success with us! Apply Today!

The Dietary Cook prepares and serves food using proper food handling and food safety techniques for residents, as well as employees and special events that tastes good and is served at the proper temperature and in an attractive manner in accordance with established standards. Maintains a clean and safe working environment in accordance with established standards.


  • Minimum of tenth grade or above
  • GED or High School Diploma or above preferred


  • ServSafe Food Safety Certification preferred, or other food safety certification as required in state or county of facility.


  • Six months’ experience in large quantity food preparation. Experience with therapeutic diet preparation preferred.

Job Functions:

  • Reviews menus prior to preparation of food.
  • Prepares food for regular and therapeutic diets according to the planned menu, as well as employees and special events, as instructed by the supervisor.
  • Prepares alternative items to meet residents’ individual needs and food preferences.
  • Prepares and/or portions food using proper food handling and food safety techniques according to established policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Prepare food in accordance with sanitary regulations as well as our established policies and procedures.
  • Makes only authorized changes to the planned menu and records the change according to established policy.
  • Ensures that food tastes good and is served at the appropriate temperature in an attractive, appetizing manner.
  • Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes standardized recipes to prepare menu items.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.


  • Knowledge of safe food preparation, handling techniques, and basic nutrition of food.
  • Skilled in quantity food production and utilize basic math skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with residents and their family members and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to be accurate, concise, and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to read, speak, understand, and communicate effectively in English through verbal and written means.
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