Local, fresh ingredients is what we use to produce food for our 11 restaurant and dining venues. We create meals for our fine dining restaurant, upscale bar, casual grab-n-go cafe, open center stage kitchen and for our health care floors. We also host holiday and special/VIP events. We are currently looking for someone to become part of our team that shows pride in what he/she does. The ideal candidate will show interest in growing their talents and maintaining a high level of quality and attention to detail. We encourage upward mobility. All are welcome to compete in our quarterly “Knife Fight” culinary competitions.
The Cook II works with minimal supervision for preparations and service of the restaurant, buffets, care areas and banquets. Recommends menu changes to increase resident satisfaction, control waste and improve quality.
*Assists with job training for new associates in order to teach cooking skills and ensure compliance with safety, sanitary and food preparation requirements.
*Prepares and directs preparation of regular and special diet foods according to prescribed menus and recipes.
*Review production sheets and special event sheets in order to prepare appropriate items and quantity of items for assigned menus and events.
*Checks quality of MEP for area and all cook I in assigned area to ensure all products meet standards.
*Experience in a commercial kitchen or a professional culinary program
*Knowledge of methods, materials, and practices of food preparation
*Ability to use standard food preparation utensils
*Available to work evening, weekends and holidays
*Able to uphold Magnetic Values (Multicultural-Accountable-Game Changer- Nurturing- Empowering-Teachable)
*Two years of experience in commercial, institutional, or related volume food preparation.
*ServSafe Certification – preferred (can acquire on site)
*High School diploma, GED or equivalent
WCBR offers competitive wages, phenomenal, low-cost to associate health and dental insurance, retirement savings with matching plan, education assistance program, as well as other benefits for full-time staff. We even extend some benefit options to the part-time staff!
Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge is a non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community serving over 400 residents with a mission of responding to the dynamic needs of the aging by providing high-quality services and programs in a residential environment. We need YOU to join us in supporting this mission.