Dining Service Associate - Bistro - #99983

Lutheran Senior Services

Date: 04/19/2022 15:00 PM

City: Maeystown, Illinois

Contract type: Part Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Job Description


At Lutheran Senior Services, team members at all levels find their calling in our mission of Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest. In this work environment, all team members are part of a community and appreciated by the people they work with – residents and coworkers – every day.


The Dining Service Associate performs a variety of dining service functions in serving and maintaining clean, sanitary, and organized conditions of dining areas, facilities, and equipment, and may assist in some aspects of food preparation.


Performs defined work routines using various dining service utensils, supplies, and equipment as assigned

Assists with all aspects of dining service set-up in dining rooms and at catered events, including preparing beverages, salads, desserts, and other food items as instructed and in accordance with recipes; Ensures all foods are served at proper temperatures and on time

Assists with dining room set up including setting tables, stocking buffets, and serving residents

Assists with all aspects of clean-up to ensure all dining service areas are maintained in accordance with policies and standards by completing daily cleaning duties, bussing tables, sweeping, mopping and vacuuming, washing dishes, removing trash, stocking and storing items correctly, and keeping all dining service work areas clean

Assists in receiving and storing food and supplies

Follows all safety procedures and protocols as mandated by LSS policy, federal and state regulations, and standard food handling practices and reports all hazardous conditions, defective equipment, and accidents or incidents to the supervisor immediately

Maintains all necessary documentation including checking and recording food temperatures in HACCP logs, recording product usage and waste amounts, and recording any other information needed

Follows infection control procedures, including proper hand washing, food storage, food disposal, and wearing protective clothing and equipment when handling waste and cleaning agents

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

High School diploma or GED desired or in process

Must be at least 16 years of age

Previous dining service experience is preferred

Ability to read, understand, and follow recipe instructions, diet orders, resident preference cards, and work assignments

Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks with frequent interruptions

Must be patient and tolerant with staff, residents, and family members

Must have or be willing to receive a Hepatitis A vaccine if working within St. Louis County (in accordance with County health regulations)

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

The physical activities and demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties and responsibilities.

The Dining Service Associate stands and walks intermittently throughout the working day, as well as reaches, stoops, bends, lifts, carries, and manipulates various food products, dietary supplies, and equipment. The Dining Service Associate must have an ability to work with chemicals and cleaning agents and to withstand exposure to temperature and humidity changes, such as entering refrigerated storage areas and working at ovens, ranges, dish-washing machines, and steam tables. This employee must be free from infections or diseases.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by those assigned to this classification. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by those occupying this position. The job description and job functions described herein are subject to possible modification by LSS in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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