Food Service Worker

Per Diem 560 Iron Bridge Road, Freehold, NJ Monmouth Crossing
[ Overview ]

Prepares and serves food. Cleans and maintains the assigned area.

[ Responsibilities ]


  • Keeps work area and equipment clean and sanitary at all times.
  • Sets up assigned area and maintains adequate supplies during shift.
  • Presents and garnishes food in an attractive manner.
  • Prepares food and beverages for all meals as assigned including catered events.
  • Responsible for recording resident attendance at every meal.
  • Follows daily scheduled utility cleaning guidelines as assigned.
  • Adheres to State Sanitation codes and regulations.
  • Documents dish machine temperatures according to department policy.
  • Acts as wait staff in main dining room, a fine dining atmosphere, for all three meals, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  • Acts as wait staff for private events in family dining room.
  • Acts as a food runner to all tables in the dining room
  • Assists with employee events and meal service on special occasions.
  • Assists with food preparation by pre-plating items to be ready for breakfast, lunch, and dinner service such as salads, desserts, etc.
  • Delivers quality customer service to all residents dining in the dining room at all times and must appropriately respond to Resident behaviors/disorders.
  • Greets and takes orders on demand from residents, offering an ala carte menu with an array of options and food choices.
  • Relays food orders to cooks in kitchen with guest check style system.
  • Responsible for setting up and serving chafing dishes and meat carving stations for dinner service. Maintains live action stations to enhance Resident meal experience two times per week in main dining room.
  • Maintains salad fixings such as slicing tomatoes, slicing cucumbers chopping lettuce, as to meet the food preferences of residents.
  • Tracks and monitors residents’ guest meals and purchases and reports charges to billing for revenue sourcing.
  • Works in conjunction with nursing department to monitor food intake of residents who have reported signs of weight loss and reports findings back to Nursing department.
  • Applies education about special diets to resident meals; ensures diets are followed such as fluid restrictions, diabetic diets, gluten free diet, lactose intolerance, dysphagia, diverticulitis, diverticulosis, renal diet, heart healthy diet, low sodium, diets etc.
  • Takes inventory for dry stock items and reports to Dining manager for ordering.
  • Restocks items upon delivery truck’s arrival several times per week.
  • Responsible for the following between each meal service: mopping floors in kitchen, vacuuming carpeting dining room, removing garbage, washing dishes, cleaning inside/outside refrigerators and freezers, changing linen after each table use, cleaning shelving in kitchen and cabinetry.
[ Qualifications ]


High School graduate or equivalency or 18 years of age or older required.


Work Experience:

Previous experience in short order cooking preferred.


Licenses and Certifications:



Required Knowledge and Skills:

Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions in English.  Strong professional, organizational, and interpersonal skills to effectively relate with all members of the healthcare team.

[ Physical Demands ]

Working Conditions:

Works in a normal food service environment with intermittent exposure to changes in temperature.



No expected exposure to blood and/or body fluids.


Physical Demands:

Sitting – Rarely

Standing/Walking – Continuously

Kneeling/Stooping – Occasionally

Bending/Climbing – Frequently

Reaching above shoulder, at waist or below waist – Frequently

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling up to 40 pounds – Continuously

Lifting/Pushing or Pulling over 40 pounds – Occasionally

Typing/Filing – Never


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

[ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion ]

At CentraState, we welcome and promote the diversity of our employee family!  Each unique person contributes to the overall success of this organization. Our inclusive culture fosters an environment of professionalism and respect for personal differences.


Additionally, CentraState Healthcare System prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics such as race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), affectual or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, physical or mental disability or limitation, medical condition, genetic information, or veteran or military status, as well as any other legally protected class of persons and acts, in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.