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Windmill Ponds, Alexandria, MN
April 11, 2017

Culinary Manager - FT (Day) - Alexandria, MN

Position details: Full-time day schedule.

Are you ready to make a difference in people’s lives?
As a Culinary Manager, you will provide exceptional preparation, detail, and respect in your role and to your team. You’ll assist your residents by maintaining a positive, joy-filled living environment and healthy nourishment. Create meaningful opportunity for yourself by joining our strong Vista Prairie Communities team!


Key Accountabilities

  • Oversee the planning, preparation, and serving of nutritious meals and snacks to residents.
  • Ensure all physicians’ orders related to diet and nutrition are followed.
  • Maintain accurate listing of menus prepared daily and ensures any changes are posted at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Aide in hiring and training of staff. Manages work schedules for shift coverage.
  • Supervise kitchen staff to ensure compliance with all rules and regulations.
  • Observe and tests food being cooked. Cooks or otherwise prepares food according to recipe.
  • Estimate food consumption. Purchases foodstuffs and supplies for inventory within established budget.
  • Ensure foodstuffs and supplies quality and quantity meet established standards and specifications.
  • Maintain accurate cooler and freezer temperatures in accordance with rules and regulations.
  • Perform all tasks in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Must possess training and work experience in culinary field
  • 2-3 years’ previous experience in culinary field is preferred.
  • Must be certified in Food Handling according to state guidelines, or be willing to become certified.
  • Supervisory or management experience preferred.


  • Follows all policies and procedures.
  • Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning residents’ condition.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant action.
  • Must receive a "not disqualified" criminal background result from Department of Human Services and may not be on the OIG exclusions list.
  • Stays up to date on all required training.
  • Understands and adheres to the Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy. Is familiar with the Resident’s Bill of Rights and adheres to it.

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Vista Prairie Communities is an equal opportunity employer.