Cook - Assisted Living

  • Prestige Care, Inc
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • Jun 13, 2022
Full time

Job Description

We also offer a full benefits suite to eligible employees that includes the following:

* Medical, dental, and vision coverage
* HSA/FSA accounts
* Employer paid group life and AD&D insurance
* 401(k) plan with company match
* Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
* Employee Assistance Program
* Commitment to career development and continuing education
* Scholarship/ tuition reimbursement
* Employee discounts: cell service, theme parks, and so much more!
* Benefits may vary by location


The Cook prepares food in accordance with menus, diet specifications, resident preference, and sanitary practices under the supervision of the Food and Nutrition Services Manager or Dining Services Manager.


1. Prepares, cooks, and serves food in accordance with the menu and food and nutrition standards, including presentation, taste, and texture. Samples food for quality assurance prior to service.

2. Ensures foods are cooked and held at the appropriate temperatures. Records food temperatures throughout the cooking and holding process.

3. Partners with supervisor to review menus and record necessary substitutions.

4. Ensures that food supplies are available and prepared as needed for upcoming meals. Notifies supervisor of needed supplies.

5. Maintains a clean and safe work area, cleaning spills and assisting in daily or scheduled cleaning.

6. Ensures proper storage, rotation, preparation, and labeling of food in accordance with Federal, State, and local guidelines and Prestige policy. Discards outdated food.

7. Partners with dietary staff to ensure equipment is working properly and at the appropriate temperature. Records temperature of equipment throughout shift as needed. Reports faulty equipment immediately.

8. Follows facility fire safety, infection control, and hazardous chemical practices and promptly reports any unsafe conditions.

9. Assists in planning and preparing food services for special meals, events, and parties as needed.

10. Assists in storing incoming food and supplies as assigned.

11. Attends and participates in training, in-services, and staff meetings.

12. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. Demonstrates Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Commitment, and Trust.

2. Supports a dignified and caring atmosphere with residents, residents' families, visitors, and staff.

3. Protects privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to residents, team members, the department/center/community, and company information and records.

4. Maintains a safe and secure working environment and practices safe working habits.


A minimum of one year experience cooking in a restaurant or the dietary department of a hospital or similar environment. General kitchen/dietary experience may be considered in lieu of direct cooking experience. Must have required State certification or food service license.


High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent knowledge and skills obtained through a combination of education, training, and experience.

EOE/M/F/VETS/DISABLED - At Prestige, it is our promise to personally touch lives every day. It is a philosophy of caring based on our core values of integrity, trust, commitment, and respect, that are at the center of all that we do. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce that represents all of us, coming from different experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. Inclusion is the way we treat one another and how we celebrate what makes us different.