Food Service Aide/ Prep Cook

Job Locations US-MD-Baltimore
The Village at Augsburg



National Lutheran is doing something fantastic! We have created an amazing, genuine, and caring culture. Would you like to be a part of our We CARE team? We value our team members and strive to ensure they experience the same genuine CARE that we provide to our customers. Our team members embody the word CARE in every way—from serving seniors and families to interactions with one another. 


What’s in it for you:

  • A We CARE culture of creating smiles, attending to details, respecting everyone, and embodying excellence 
  • Frequent conversations with your coach/manager
  • Competitive compensation

If you are looking for a rewarding career in more ways than one, join us in setting the new standard for service with We CARE!



The Food Service Aide/ Food Prep provides effective and timely assistance in setting up and delivering food trays and supplements.  To maintain the kitchen and its contents in proper working condition and in a clean and sanitary state. Some responsabilities include:

  • Receives and stores food and supplies by properly labeling, dating and rotating items according to the Food Service Management System.
  • Assists cook with food preparation as necessary. 
  • Cleans and maintains assigned equipment, work areas, dining room and dish and dish room (after use) on a daily basis in accordance with cleaning guidelines in the Food Service Management System.
  • Reports all non-functioning areas to the management team.
  • Practices infection control techniques through proper dress and personal hygiene.
  • Practices proper disposal of garbage and follows proper safety procedures.
  • Displays a concerned, pleasant, positive attitude when working with residents, visitors, and fellow employees.
  • Prepares salads and desserts as specified by the menu.  Assists cooks with food preparation such as cleaning chicken, vegetables, mixing and chopping.
  • Places appropriate items on resident trays, follows menus to ensure all trays are complete and proper diets are received.
  • Prepares and delivers supplemental feeding to residents according to the schedule prepared by the Director of Food Service. 
  • Sets-up and breaks down dining room for each meal period. Washes all tables and chairs.  Replenishes sugar, pepper and straws.  Changes tablecloths weekly, or as needed.
  • Strips all trays and places soiled dishes in the dish room. Cleans all food trucks.
  • Maintains up-to-date resident tray cards. (Communicating likes and dislikes.)
  • Prepares all items required for the next meal such as silverware, condiments, bread, etc.
  • Performs routine housekeeping tasks; project cleaning.
  • Follows procedures outlined in the Food Service Management System pertaining to Isolation Cases.
  • Helps with food preparation, sets-up and serves as required at special activities or special events.
  • Uses proper procedures when answering the telephone. States name and identifies the department.


  • One year experience in commercial cooking or health care food preparation is preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate safe food handling practices; an awareness of the requirements for careful handling and economy of food and kitchen processes.
  • Must be clean and well-groomed.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing as applicable to their job responsibilities.
  • Numerical ability necessary to make various computations in keeping records and in recipe preparation.
  • Ability to operate food service equipment; able to handle practice and follow safety procedures for using equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to read, understand and follow recipe directions, diet orders and work assignments. Able to troubleshoot equipment malfunctions 
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, provide instruction and train other employees as required.


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