Cook I

  • University Retirement Community
  • Davis, CA, USA
  • Feb 22, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

University Retirement Community is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located in Davis, California. Residents enjoy comfortable, carefree lifestyles in private, pet-friendly apartment or cottage homes, where they have the security of knowing a comprehensive continuum of care is available on campus, should their health care needs change.

Currently we are seeking a Full-Time Cook I. The succesful candidate must be fast paced, creative, passionate and have some kitchen experience. Must work well with others and a strong desire to work with seniors.

Competitive benefit package: Use of the campus fitness facility, one complimentary meal per shift, 100% paid medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k) with match (vested after one year), profit-sharing plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick time, and floating holiday. Competitive wage based on experience.

Pre-employment testing includes drug testing, fingerprint background check, reference checks, TB test and physical examination.


  • Assist in the production and preparation of breakfast, lunch and/or dinner menu items, including items pertaining to diets, trayline needs, and special events. Set up serving line, assist with service, and keep serving lines stocked.
  • Maintain clean, orderly work area at all times.
  • Maintain clean production area; clean any machinery used.
  • Does prep work in order to maintain available menu items.
  • Properly cook and put away all food intended for later consumption.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Must have a positive attitude, an attention to detail and enjoy interfacing with staff/residents.


  • 2 years of experience, preferably in high production kitchen with high quality standards in preparation and presentation.
  • Basic food preparation.
  • Basic kitchen knowledge.


What We Do

At our core, we develop, build, and operate communities filled with friendly neighbors, interesting activities, inspiring conversations, delicious food, and plenty of laughter. We also share our experience and knowledge with other retirement communities who seek our management services, helping them achieve excellence and financial stability.

What We Offer

Our Signature Communities-exceptional communities in exceptional locations

Market rate housing for older adults

Affordable housing for older adults and families through our Community Housing division

The Community Volunteer Network, which administers and coordinates volunteer programs for older adults in Southern Oregon

Management and consulting services for senior living organizations, investors, and developers


To provide exceptional leadership to our family of organizations, working together to enhance the aging experience.


Every person deserves a healthy, stable, and secure retirement experience.