Lead Cook

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Sarasota, FL, US, 34235

Company: Holiday Retirement

 Full Time 

Community Name: 5979 DESOTO BEACH CLUB SARASOTA FL  

 

The Lead Cook is responsible for a high-quality dining experience for residents, preparing them nutritious and appetizing meals while enforcing organization, safety procedures, and teamwork in the kitchen.  

 

What We Offer:  

  • Paid Holidays and Vacation for eligible full-time employees 

  • Anniversary Award - $500 per year after 2 years 

  • One free meal per day in our communities 

  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage 

  • 401(k) plan with employer match!  

  • A career path, with the opportunity to learn and grow professionally  

  • A Certified Great Place to Work that provides a fun and respectful workplace  

 

Where You Can Go:  

This is only the beginning. We love empowering and promoting our employees and provide dedicated and talented team members the opportunity to move up the career ladder with us.  

 


Lead Cook Responsibilities:

 

  • Review menus and food-production instructions and prepare meals following Holiday menus and recipes while ensuring portion-control standards.
  • Oversee preparation and set-up of service to serve nutritious food, attractively garnished in a punctual manner.
  • Follow food safe handling procedures in preparation as well as proper procedures for covering, labeling, dating, and storing food.
  • Accurately complete logs in a timely manner i.e., refrigerator, freezer and production sheets
  • Follow Holiday sanitation standards by effectively cleaning while working, including preparation and serving areas, pots and pans, kitchen surfaces, walls, and floors, using appropriate cleaning schedules and charts.
  • In absence of the Executive Chef, oversee the food service staff and overall kitchen operations.
  • Focus on resident satisfaction and resolve any food-compliant issues as needed.
  • Perform administrative duties including menu planning, ordering, receiving, invoice processing, inventory, end-of-month report, staffing and payroll if needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

 

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in industry or full-service restaurant cooking
  • Effective communication in English and excellent customer service skills
  • Experience mentoring and directing others
  • Ability to prepare and follow recipes
  • General knowledge of and ability to conform to sanitation and safe food handling practices
  • Basic Computer skills

 

 

 

For 50 years, Holiday has been in the business of helping older adults live better, age more successfully and stay independent for as long as possible. We accomplish this by following these principles:

  • Older people are vibrant and deserve the best experience.
  • We promote independence and create choice to do your thing.
  • We appreciate and respect our residents, families, associates, and guests.
  • We believe in life-long learning, growth, and staying connected.

 

Today, over 25,000 older adults in 228 senior living communities across 43 states call a Holiday community home: and our employees agree. Beginning in early 2018, and every year since, Holiday has been certified a great workplace by Great Place to Work Institute(R), an honor that was also extended to 201 of its communities in 2021. Helping older people live better is a tremendous privilege and we would love to share more about our mission with you.

 

Holiday believes that every vaccinated associate creates a safer environment for our residents and associates. This is why we require new associates joining our team to receive their first vaccine at least 3 business days before their start date and be fully vaccinated within 5 weeks of starting with Holiday (unless prohibited by applicable state or local law). Holiday will consider requests for reasonable accommodation based on disability and/or religious based reasons on an individualized basis. 

 

Holiday Retirement is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to employing a diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. 

 

If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of older people, we’d love to talk to you.

 

Req ID: 95467  


Nearest Major Market: Sarasota
Nearest Secondary Market: Tampa

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