Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of
our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a
benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile.
The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn
more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your
career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health,
financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you
can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something
bigger than yourself.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and
patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that
is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
- 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
- Benefit plan package
- Employee Stock Purchase Program
- Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
- Associate Compassion Fund
- Associate Discounts
- Identity theft protection
- Pet savings and insurance plans
- Voluntary benefits available
Full-time associate benefits:
- Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
- Paid Time Off
- Adoption Benefit
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and
- Voluntary STD and LTD
Responsible for maintaining high quality standards of kitchen
operation, including assisting with all food preparation and
plating of food.
Prepares meals from standardized recipes in accordance with the
menu and ensures proper preparation, portioning, and serving of
foods in a safe and sanitary manner. Assumes responsibility for
total kitchen operations and handles all situations in the kitchen
according to policy. Oversees proper food handling and utilization
of all foods to prevent contamination, increase quality, and reduce
cost. Sets up food service line and workstations with needed
condiments and ensures all required condiments and garnishes are
prepared and served with appropriate foods. Assists in coordinating
prep for the following day's menu. Assists in training new kitchen
employees. Assists in ordering food and kitchen supplies. Assists
in creating menus. Assists in execution of special events and
functions. Fills in for the Sous Chef when absent and may be
required to supervise other staff positions. Responds to community
issues or concerns that may occur in the dining room. Keeps stock
rooms, coolers, and freezers clean. Ensures that food supplies are
rotated and all perishables are labeled, dated and stored properly.
Maintains kitchen cleanliness and proper food preparation according
to state and local health department code requirements and
departmental procedures. Keeps food waste to a minimum by utilizing
food storage and food recycling techniques.
This job description represents an overview of the
responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not
intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An
associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her
Education and ExperienceHigh school diploma or equivalent plus
one year certificate from college or technical school preferred.
Minimum of six months food preparation experience required.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsCurrent
ServSafe Certification required. Obtain/hold any local, state
and/or county required food handling/sanitation licenses and/or
Management / Decision MakingUses limited independent judgment to
make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines.
Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows
when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them
Knowledge and SkillsHas a working knowledge of a skill or
discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall
understanding of the work environment and process. Has working
knowledge of the organization.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Talk or hear
- Taste or smell
- Exposure to latex
- Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
- Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
- Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or
- Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free