Prep Cook - Full-Time All Shifts

Watermark Retirement Communities Monroe , CT 06468

Posted 7 days ago

  • Location in Bridgeport, CT*

POSITION 1: WEEK 1: Monday, Thursday & Saturday (7a-7p)

WEEK 2: Sunday, Tuesday & Friday (7a-7p)

POSITION 2: WEEK 1: Sunday, Tuesday, & Friday (7a-7p)

WEEK 2: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday (7a-7p)

The PANTRY ASSOCIATE will be responsible for assisting in the execution of all menus and food production for the Independent Living or Health Center. The PANTRY ASSOCIATE must be able to work with the residents, maintain confidentiality, have a clean and professional appearance at all times and works mornings, evenings and weekend schedules. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position as outlined below:

  • Responsible for the preparation and plating of ingredients for all appetizers, salads and dessert items, including portioning, chopping and storage of all food items.

  • Weigh, measure and mix ingredients and prepare foods including peeling, slicing, dicing according to prep lists of all raw produce.

  • Must be able to read menus and estimate food requirements to follow production plan.

  • Work within a cycle menu program.

  • Responsible for the setup and arrangement of food line station and dessert cart, including utensils.

  • During dinner service process tickets and plate food according to orders.

  • Adhere to quality and quantity standards for receiving food and non-food products according to standards established.

  • Must be able to cook or steam items listed in production lists.

  • Must be able to use all of the kitchen equipment including ovens, broilers, grills, mixers, slicers and microwaves.

  • Maintain standards and specifications related to food preparation and food handling on a daily basis and understand measurement requirements.

  • Responsible for checking and maintaining proper temperatures throughout preparation, cooling, transportation, holding and serving of food items and record temperatures on log sheets.

  • Observe and test food being plated by tasting, smelling and piercing to determine that food is prepared properly and according to specification.

  • Complete all forms for kitchen controls as prescribed.

  • Ensure cleanliness, and sanitation techniques of the Main Kitchen Area, associated follow through of all safe food handling standards policies and procedures as it relates to dining services.

  • Ensure food preparation for special events meet the quality standards.

  • Ensure proper portion control and yield factors by using utensils to greatest advantage.

  • Understanding of food safety and sanitation guidelines including temperature requirements and HAACP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).

  • Perform cleaning tasks, all side work, setup breakdown and other kitchen duties as assigned or scheduled.

  • Meet regularly with Executive Chef, Chef de Cuisine and Director of Dining Services regarding menus, service, work-flow, production, procedures, etc.

  • Maintain the appropriate behavior, attitude and hygiene at all times.

  • Follow kitchen protocol to meet high levels of food quality.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Education & Experience

Must possess a high school or vocational school diploma or equivalent.

Prefer 1-3 years prior experience in food preparation in a full service restaurant.

Must have Serv-Safe Certification or state or local department of health certification.

An equivalent combination of experience, education, and other qualifications may be considered.

Watermark Retirement Communities is one of the Top 25 Best Workplaces in Senior Housing for Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Home Healthcare. For over 30 years, we've been a company that celebrates people, their stories, and their meaningful interactions-because every interaction matters! Watermark is focused on keeping our communities healthy and our residents thriving through leading edge technology and well-being programs that benefit our entire Watermark family. Learn more. Stay Safe. Be Well. We are proud of the talented and nurturing associates that have chosen to work for Watermark, and we honor each of them.

Why Work at Watermark Retirement Communities?

  • Work Today, Get Paid Tomorrow!

  • Get Early Access to Earned Income!!

  • Tuition Reimbursement Program (NEW*)

  • Competitive Wages

  • Excellent Benefits

  • Easy Shift Scheduling with Mobile App

  • Recognition and Rewards Program

  • Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Pay

  • 401k Program

  • Associate Discounts

  • Education and Training Programs Available

This is a great opportunity for an entry-level Cook with some basic skills who does not mind helping where needed in the kitchen. We have an experienced kitchen staff who will mentor you and help develop your skills. The position is divided between Dishwashing and Cooking, which is what a great team player is all about! At a Watermark Community, our associates do so much more than what the title reflects. For us it is all about working together to ensure that the dining experience is always a positive one for our residents. We would like to meet individuals who are creative as well as passionate about what they do.

Does that sound like you?

We are currently looking to hire an individual who wants to make a positive impact on the lives of those we care for. Your job should provide a sense of accomplishment, joy and gratification. We can provide that for you! You will not only have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary dining experience but will also have time to develop meaningful relationships with our residents.

If you have a passion for working with seniors, some basic cooking skills and are a team player, apply today!

Job Requirements

  • If you have an interest in learning a new skill, we will train all potential cooks.

  • 1 year of experience working in a kitchen.

  • Able to work weekends and holidays.

  • Able to follow recipes and menus.

  • Excellent work ethic.

  • Interested in learning and growing your skill set.

  • Team Player.

What we can provide for you:

  • Great benefits

  • Excellent national and regional support

  • Great opportunity to grow with a growing senior housing company

  • An extraordinary company culture

Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran/LGBTQ - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any associate at Watermark or its affiliates via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Watermark Retirement Communities, Inc. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Watermark as a result of the referral or through other means.


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Prep Cook - Full-Time All Shifts

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