Denver, Colorado

Overview

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:

Full-time and part-time associate benefits:

• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

• Benefit plan package

• Employee Stock Purchase Program

• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit

• Associate Compassion Fund

• Associate Discounts

• Identity theft protection

• Pet savings and insurance plans

• Voluntary benefits available

Full-time associate benefits:

• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.

• Paid Time Off

• Adoption Benefit

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)

• Voluntary STD and LTD

Please note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.

Responsibilities

Assists the chef with overseeing the day to day operation of the kitchen and maintaining the highest quality food products and service.

  • Prepares and coordinates daily dinners from standardized recipes.
  • Oversees breakfast and lunch for quality assurance meal presentation and portion control.
  • Keeps stock rooms, coolers and freezers clean and rotated. All food must be labeled, dated and stored properly.
  • Coordinates prep for following day's menu.
  • Maintains kitchen cleanliness and food preparation according to state and local health department code requirements.
  • Assists with food and supply inventory control systems, informs Food Service Director of all production needs.
  • Keeps waste to a minimum by utilizing food storage and food recycling techniques. Employs appropriate loss prevention procedures.
  • Performs a pre-meal meeting with food servers to review details of daily menu.
  • Ensures all kitchen equipment is in working order and kept clean at all times.
  • Oversees the proper inventory, storage, and use of cleaning chemicals.
  • Assists in menu and recipe development.
  • Assists with banquets and food displays.
  • Assists in the scheduling of cooks and utility workers to maintain compliance with budgetary guidelines.
  • Assists in the adherence to maintaining budget compliance for daily food cost.


  • This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.

    Qualifications

    Education and Experience
    Associate or Bachelor's degree in culinary arts or an equivalent combination of education and food preparation experience in a directly related field. One to three years food preparation experience to include sauces, soups, meat and seafood. Supervisory experience and working knowledge of banquet production and planning is preferred.

    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
    Current ServSafe Certification required. Obtain and hold any local or state required food handling/supervision/sanitation licenses and/or certifications.

    Management/Decision Making
    Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.

    Knowledge and Skills
    Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Understands principles of food preparation and culinary terminology. Understands and applies sanitation principles. Capable of managing multiple job tasks including the preparing of several foods at the same time. Ability to coordinate the daily production of menus, recipes and food preparation. Ability to work with interruptions and in a stressful environment. Ability to manage and motivate employees with varied levels of experience and expertise.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions
    • Standing
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    • Walking
    • Sitting
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • On-Call on an as needed basis
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
    • Climb or balance
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Exposure to latex
    • Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
    • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
    • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
    • Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
    • Vision

    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

    Denver, Colorado

    People just like you, who are seeking active adult living and inspired senior lifestyles for themselves and for loved ones, are turning to Brookdale Senior Living® communities.  With us, excellent service and care are a given, where we excel is the experience. From the first day you move in, you're a familiar name, treated as an individual and a respected member of the family. As the nation’s largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States and as a leading national provider of senior-related services, Brookdale provides active retirement living and care services for thousands of seniors and their families.  Our assisted living facilities, independent living communities and continuing care retirement communities offer trained and dedicated staff. Our commitment is to help you or your loved one achieve and maintain long-term health and wellness. Brookdale currently operates more than 645 assisted living and retirement communities in 33 states across the nation. Each day, some 46,000 Brookdale associates serve nearly 60,000 residents in a variety of settings.  As testimony to our success, Brookdale retirement living and assisted living communities consistently generate high resident satisfaction ratings, demonstrating our pride, commitment to quality, and service excellence.  At Brookdale Senior Living, we are committed to creating positive, stimulating ways for you to continue living your life with meaning and purpose.

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