Dietary Cook/Aide
at Chosen Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

Job Description


Dietary Cook/Aide

Grinnell Healthcare Center, a skilled nursing facility located in Grinnell, Iowa, is seeking a Dietary Cook/Aide that has a passion for providing  the highest quality of care with compassion and integrity!



The Dietary Cook/Aide helps to prepare delicious food in accordance with current applicable Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations, under established facility policies and procedures, as directed by the Director of Food Services, to ensure that quality food service/preparation is provided.

Essentials Duties of our Dietary Cook/Aide include but are not limited to:

  • Review menus, recipes, and spread sheets prior to preparation of food
  • Inspect special diet trays to ensure they are correct
  • Ensure that all dietary procedures are followed in accordance with established policies and procedures, including cleaning schedules
  • Assume the authority, responsibility, and accountability of Cook
  • Ensure proper diets, supplements and snacks are provided to residents as ordered
  • Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policy guidelines
  • Assist in establishing food service production line, etc., to ensure that meals are prepared on time
  • Process diet changes and new diets as received from Nursing Services
  • Perform other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate or as may be directed by the Director of Food Services
  • Prepare meals in accordance with planned menus, recipes and spread sheets

Job Requirements


Dietary Cook/Aide


  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions
  • Must be able to maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, and the appearance of the work areas
  • Must be able to perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull and move a minimum of 50 pounds

    Job Snapshot

    About Us

    At Grinnell Health Care Center we value each Resident by utilizing the necessary medical, rehabilitation and social resources. It is our goal to restore and assist the Resident in maintaining their fullest potential. We are dedicated to providing an individualized approach that addresses the Resident’s needs while maintaining a sense of dignity and integrity.