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Cook - Full Time

SALINAS, CA | Full Time
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Job Description

Are you looking for a job that you will LOVE? Do you enjoy sharing your culinary abilities to support your team and provide a dining experience that is not only healthy, but client-focused and served with a smile? Are you tired of the long hours required by the hospitality industry and want work/life balance? And most of all, do you find joy in making a positive difference in the lives of seniors? If so, then Madonna Gardens is looking for you! 

Carefield Living builds and operates outstanding assisted living/memory care communities by focusing on the needs and desires of our community members, their families and friends, our Carefield staff, and the community at large. Our goal is to help our community members grow and strengthen their network of support and friendship, gaining a greater sense of purpose and belonging.

The food we eat is a fundamental part of enjoying life, which is why the Cook position is one of the most important roles in any Carefield Living Community. As a Cook, you will ensure that our residents and staff receive delicious meals, prepared well from the freshest ingredients to fuel an active and healthy lifestyle.

Job Summary:

This position assists the Culinary Services Director in preparing appealing, nutritious, heart-healthy, tasteful and fresh meals for residents, prospective residents, families, guests and your fellow team members.

Job Duties:

Essential Functions

  • Support the mission, vision, and culture of the organization through positive communication and leadership.
  • Contribute to Community relationships by demonstrating cooperation and professional conduct with residents, families, fellow associates and vendors or persons.
  • Contribute to team effort by being flexible in work assignments; by furnishing support; by taking initiative; and by understanding how this position affects and compliments all other Community positions.
  • Prepare salads, bake desserts, and complete menu meals on time and without the direct supervision of the Dining Services Director.
  • Reads, interprets and follows production sheets.
  • Safely operate all kitchen equipment and dishwashing machine.
  • Clean and sanitize ovens, grill, workspace, and cooking utensils.
  • Check food orders delivered against invoice.
  • Be available for weekend coverage and on-call situations assigned on a rotating basis.
  • Able to maintain work pace appropriate to given workload. Perform activities on schedule while maintaining regular attendance and punctuality within specified tolerance.
  • Prepare salads, bake desserts, and complete menu meals on time and without the direct supervision of the Dining Services Director.
  • Read, interpret and follow production sheets.
  • Safely operate all kitchen equipment and dishwashing machine.
  • Clean and sanitize ovens, grill, workspace, and cooking utensils.
  • Be available for weekend coverage and on-call situations assigned on a rotating basis.

Skill

  • This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent certificate and at least two years experience with food preparation, food purchasing, kitchen safety, sanitation, and menu preparation in a restaurant, health care facility, or institution.
  • Speak, read, and understand the English language.
  • Read and follow instructions, recipe books, menus, and food labels correctly.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and the ability to work well with all people, particularly the elderly.
  • Demonstrate willingness to help other staff when needed.

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

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