Mealtime is the highlight in most of our days. For residents in long-term-care skilled, residential or assisted living communities, it’s a time to look forward to. This is the time to get together and socialize while enjoying a delicious meal. That’s why cooks like you have a very important job; preparing delicious meals while following a planned menu and the physicians’ orders while maintaining sanitary conditions. It’s also important to meet regulatory requirements. Cooks like you do this proudly every day. This simplified manual provides guidelines to help you understand your responsibilities better and perform your job efficiently, accurately and correctly.