Homestead At Hamilton Lawrence , NJ 08648

Posted 2 months ago

Homestead at Hamilton , a Solvere Living managed community, is currently searching for an experienced Cook. Our retirement living community, located in Hamilton, New Jersey , is warm and welcoming. Our approach to creating an optimal quality of life combines life enrichment activities, person-centered care and the joys of feeling connected to the people around us. We are proud of our caring, attentive team members who care for the people that call our community home. If you desire to be part of an amazing team that puts high emphasis on providing excellent resident care, please apply today!

We are a certified Great Place to Work for four years in a row!

Solvere Living proudly offers:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits

  • Company-paid Life Insurance

  • Voluntary Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

  • Accident and Hospital Indemnity

  • Group Purchasing and Employee Assistance program

  • Paid Time off and Holidays

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

We believe a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace is key to all team members being valued, trusted and accepted. Our vision "Inspiring people to realize their full potential" drives our beliefs and the Declaration provides a common framework to value, encourage and support team members.

Please see our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Declaration by clicking on the link below:

Our Declaration for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Job Summary:

The Community Cook reports to the Community Chef and assists in preparing meals in a safe and appetizing manner in compliance with dietary standards and food-related Community policies and procedures.

Cook Procedure:

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares food items on Community Chef's daily menu for Residents within scheduled time frame.

  • Keeps food service areas clean.

  • Monitors inventory.

  • Supervises servers in the absence of the Community Chef.

  • Maintains clean, neat, and safe work environment.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of kitchen equipment including but not limited to: ovens, slicers, mixers, steam tables, steamers, toasters, coffee pots, refrigerators, and freezers.

  • Assures that Resident diets are being followed.

  • Assures employees and Resident guest meals are accounted for on a daily basis.

  • Reports to Community Chef any loss, breakage, or waste of supplies and equipment.

  • Observes and communicates to Community Chef any problems or potential problems in the dietary department.

  • Has the ability to work with little or no supervision.

  • Has the ability to cook large quantities of food and deliver a superior product.

  • Has the ability to guide and instruct others in food preparation and food serving

  • Has the ability to maintain professional demeanor under stress

  • Has the ability to recognize needs and help others without prompting

  • Has the ability to relate well with other employees and Residents of the Community.

  • Is neat, clean, and works safely.

  • Maintains current cleaning list and highest standards for kitchen cleanliness.

  • Respects Resident rights and adheres to Community policy on Resident care.

  • Performs all other duties assigned by Community Chef.

Compliance and Safety:

  • Follows all emergency procedures.

  • Understands all safety policies and procedures.

  • Reports on-the-job injuries to the Community Chef before the end of the work shift on the day the injury occurs.


  • Communicates effectively with Community Chef and other staff.

  • Immediately advises Community Chef of any changes in physical and mental health of a Resident.

  • Maintains acceptable attendance record, notifying chef if expected to be late or unable to work in accordance with Community HR policies and procedures, and follows work schedule.


  • Serv Safe Certification required.

  • Has a working knowledge of rules and regulations related to health and safety in food preparation.

  • Knowledge of cooking times and temperatures essential in accordance to state guidelines.

  • Knowledge of various cuts of meat and seasonings.

  • Demonstrates ability in a wide range of food preparation and skills.

  • Experienced in dealing with seniors and their dietary needs.

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

Physical Requirements:

  • Physically able to bend and reach.

  • Physically able to push and pull and lift up to 40-50 pounds if necessary.

  • Physically able to stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to work in a hot/humid environment for extended amounts of time.

  • May be subject to burns from hot foods, cuts from knives, and falls on slippery floors if caution is not used when working.

  • Can determine quality and palatability of food through taste and smell.


  • May be required to work weekends and holidays as assigned.

  • May be required to work on shifts other than the one for which hired.

  • May be required to work extended hours (up to 16 hours per day).

  • May be subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc.,including HIV, AIDS, and Hepatitis B and C viruses.

  • Could be subject to hostile and emotionally upset Residents due to mentalstatus.

  • In good physical and emotional health and free of communicable diseases.

  • Background, criminal, and drug tests may be required.

  • Could be asked to submit to random drug test during employment.

  • May have their picture taken and image used in social media or community advertising.

  • May be video recorded from devices installed by families in residents' apartments.

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