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Sous Chef

Company: Jackson Creek Senior Living
Location: Monument
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Jackson Creek Senior Living - Cook
WellAge Senior Communities is a dynamic senior housing organization with recognized healthcare expertise leading our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. We bring high quality service delivery to our residents and value-driven management outcomes to the business. -
Our name, WellAge, reflects our commitment to creating environments and services to promote our residents aging well and remaining active doing the things they love and enjoy. Each community is designed to create a purposeful life and engaging life experiences.
We offer you competitive pay, a great benefits package, opportunities for growth and an engaging culture. Join our team today!

The Cook will prepare, cook, season, and serve adequate, attractive, nutritious, and balanced meals. Meals prepared include meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, fruits, soups, salads, desserts, breads, and pastries, as specified and scheduled by the menus. The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.
Food Preparation Duties: - - - - - - - 75% time

Handle and prepare food that is palatable, appetizing and attractive

Establish practice of serving hot food hot and cold food cold

Cook a variety of foods in large quantities

Be familiar with seasoning and cooking time required

Be aware of cooking characteristics of various cuts of meats, fish and fowl

Prepare foods for cooking: Peel, wash, trim, and cut vegetables and fruit; wash, cut, de-bone and trim meat, fish and fowl

Cook food: Bake, roast, stew and steam-cook meats, fish and fowl, basting as necessary to retain flavor; make gravies, stocks, dressings, sauces and soups

Prepare cold meats, sandwiches, griddle cakes, cooked cereals, and beverages

Use initiative and judgment in setting up meals and utilizing leftovers to avoid waste

Follow standard recipes but make independent decisions in line with current experience

Understand the importance of proper food-handling techniques and hazards of improper food handling

Estimate quantities of food required and apportion servings while monitoring portion-controlled guidelines for individual residents

Taste, smell, and observe food to ensure conformity with recipes and appearance

Serve food according to dietary guidelines, checking each tray for completeness and accuracy

Kitchen Duties: - - - - - - - - 25% time

Comply with meal schedules

Maintain and use equipment and supplies

Work cooperatively with other staff and departments

Wash pots, pans, and other equipment as used

Responsible for supervision of other food service employees in the absence of Executive Chef

Demonstrates resourcefulness
Detail oriented and follow through
Ability to prioritize and multi-task priorities
Relationship Building
Work well with people including staff, residents, families
Enjoy working with older people
Demonstrates friendliness and enthusiasm
Have a caring attitude and sincere interest in others
Demonstrates honesty
Communicates clearly and effectively -
Strategic Thinking
Displays creativity -
Curiosity and desire to learn
Ability to prepare and cook a variety of foods in large quantities. Aware of special diets, seasoning requirements, cooking times, temperature controls. Ability to estimate quantities of food required, limit waste, utilize leftovers while serving attractive, appetizing meals.

Education: High School Diploma or GED preferred - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Experience: Previous experience in the dietary department of a healthcare facility preferred

Walking 3 hours per shift

Standing 4 - 5 hours per shift while preparing and serving food

Lifting 1- 20# frequently, 21-35# occasionally, 36 - 70# rarely -

Bending and reaching, squatting and kneeling, crawling and climbing

Extreme hot and cold temperature changes

Use of large and small kitchen equipment



Kitchen, freezers, refrigerators, loading dock, dining room
Standards: State Health Department Regulations

Reports to Executive Chef


-Vivage/Wellage is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -

Keywords: Jackson Creek Senior Living, Denver , Sous Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Monument, Colorado

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