Prep Cook

  • The Cottages of Dartmouth Village - Food and Beverage
  • North Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA 02747, USA
  • Sep 06, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Prep Cook Summary

Plan prep, set up and provide quality service in all areas of cold food production to include, but not limited to cold menu items, cold line specials, and displays/presentations. Must have a complete understanding of all basic food preparation skill sets with the ability to perform these tasks error-free and meet the company quality standards.


Our benefits package is one of the best in the business. We offer it all: Medical, Dental, 401K, Disability, and Life insurance, plus vacation, sick leave, meal discounts, travel benefits, as well as year-round company-sponsored events and activities.

Essential Job Functions

Service Provision:

  • Follows company standard recipe and menu specifications.
  • Uses a knife and performs all basic knife cuts.
  • Maintains accurate food holding temperatures at all times.
  • Performs basic food preparation items i.e., stocks, soups, and vegetable production.
  • Accurately measures recipe quantities.
  • Communicates verbally and in writing to all co-workers.
  • Maintains complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment including slicers, food processors, refrigeration, stoves and other applicable equipment or tools.
  • Follows daily production schedules and completes all assignments.

Risk Management:

  • Understands and abide by all company policies and procedures
  • Adheres to all health department, sanitation, and safety practices.
  • Understands and abides by all emergency procedures.
  • Understands the proper storage of all food, supplies, and chemical safety.
  • Reports all concerns for equipment repairs or hazardous issues immediately to supervisor.
  • Has current CPR certification.

Customer Service:

  • Maintains department standards at all times.
  • Maintains a professional and positive attitude with other departments and their staffs.
  • Understands resident preferences and needs and makes it a priority always.
  • Assists service staff by providing special requests as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Communicates with 1) persons who are aging or who might have dementia, 2) resident's family members, 3) co-workers, and 4) supervisors in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Maintains company standard related to attendance.
  • Maintains company standard related to punctuality.
  • Maintains company standard related to dress code.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of one (1) year kitchen experience.
  • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Food Handler Certificate or ServSafe certificate.

Leisure Care, a One Eighty Company, has been a leader in the senior housing industry for nearly 40 years. We're experienced. We're ambitious. We're fun. And we're looking for talented people to join our team. At Leisure Care, we strive to positively impact the lives of our customers and employees each and every day. Our culture is rich with people who possess the natural desire and instinct to serve others, and the principle of leading a balanced life forms the foundation of this culture. We call it the Three-Thirds Lifestyle -- putting family first, giving back to the community second, and meaningfully contributing to the company third. After all, happy employees outside of the office make for more dedicated, creative, and productive employees in the office. Leisure Care provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.