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Job Description






 The Cook is responsible for the preparation of all food items as per standardized recipes.


Essential Job Duties:


1. Prepares all soups, stocks, sauces; boils, braises and roasts items as written in established recipes.

2. Prepares and serves all sautéed, fried, grilled, steamed and baked items as written in established recipes.

3. Prepares or directs the preparation of all food served, following established recipes and special diet orders. Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours, so that excellence, quality, temperature and appearance of food are preserved.

4. Determines amount and type of food and supplies required for daily menus and sees that supplies are obtained from storage areas in adequate time for meal production.


Other Duties:


1. Maintains assigned work station in a safe and sanitary condition.

2. Maintains acceptable standards of personal hygiene and complies with department dress code.

3. Attends in-service training and education sessions as assigned.

4. Performs specific work duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


Sagewood fully embraces a culture of hospitality. To that end, we include the following hospitality promises in all of our job descriptions:


         We great residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.

         We treat everyone with courteous respect.

         We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.

         We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.

         We hold ourselves and one another accountable.

         We embrace and value our differences.

         We make residents, employees and guests feel important.

         We as “Is there anything else I can do for you?”

         We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.

         We pay attention to details.






Job Requirements



1. Ability to understand and follow instructions, communicate effectively, and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to understand measurements and conversions.

2. A minimum of three years experience, as a cook in a senior living community, hotel, restaurant, or club.

3. Ability to plan and organize work, to interpret instructions, recipes, specifications and standards.

4. Knowledge of kitchen equipment operations and maintenance. Some knowledge of nutrition and diet.




Must be able to stand or walk for up to eight hours per day. Must be able to bend, stoop, and stretch frequently throughout the day. Moderate to heavy physical effort needed infrequently. Manual dexterity for preparing food. Ability to use standard industrial kitchen appliances required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. independently. May be exposed to extreme temperatures (freezers and stoves-range burners) for short periods of time. May be exposed to industrial cleaning chemicals.


Job Snapshot

Base Pay $10.00 - $12.00 /Hour
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Hospitality - Hotel
Education None
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Hospitality
Required Travel Not Specified
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