Vivage / WellAge

  • Sous Chef/Cook

    Job Locations US-CO-Monument
    Requisition ID
    2018-2768
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Food Service
  • Overview

    Jackson Creek Senior Living

     

    About Us

    Jackson Creek Senior Living is the vision of a group of individuals and organizations who sought to bring a quality and vibrant senior lifestyle to the Tri-Lakes area. The result is a new community opening in fall 2018, ready to serve and support your individual retirement choices. Located in the heart of it all, Jackson Creek Senior Living is a full-service senior community with independent living apartments, assisted living apartments and a memory care neighborhood.

    Locally Owned, Designed and Built

    Jackson Creek Senior Living is owned by local companies who shared a vision for senior living in Monument that would be unique to the local community, and not a template reproduced in other markets. Owners include Colorado Structures, Inc., of Colorado Springs. Established in 1978, CSI is a general contractor providing general contracting, construction management and design-build services. More than 90 percent of its business comes from repeat customers, a sign of quality workmanship. Minority owners for Jackson Creek include Greenwood Capital and Vivage Senior Living. All organizations are Colorado based and committed to excellence in senior living, including our architects and interior designers.

    Managed by WellAge Senior Communities

    Jackson Creek Senior Living is operated and managed by WellAge Senior Communities. A division of Vivage Senior Living, WellAge is a recognized, quality senior living manager, located in Colorado. Its experience includes senior independent housing, assisted living care and specialized programs for persons with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other types of memory loss and a community to developing communities that focus on the mind, body and spirit of residents living in these communities.

    Responsibilities

    Sous Chef/Cook

      • Do you love creating healthy and nutritious meals?
      • Does working as a high-performing individual and as part of a high-performing team excite you?
      • Are you passionate about people’s overall health and well-being?
      • Are you an individual who is effective at communicating with others?



    Be a part of our new Senior Living community Jackson Creek Senior Living. Located in Monument nestled high on the beautiful Palmer Divide, Jackson Creek Senior Living is launching an expansive 127,885 square foot three-story design on 6.4 scenic acres. The community will offer 27 independent living apartments, 80 assisted living units and 30 memory care units and includes onsite parking with garages, surrounded by decorative landscaping and gardens. The elegant design gives a natural “Colorado feel” with colors of autumn orange, browns and grey surrounded by ornamental grasses and local perennials.

     

    Amenities will include a dedicated focus on wellness, including a 24-hour onsite nurse, state-of-the-art call system, wander-management technology, clinic, therapy gym as well as personalized lifestyle recreation and leisure offerings. Jackson Creek will offer a variety of chef-prepared culinary and dining experiences and outdoor lifestyle experiences include walking paths with access to regional nature trails, decorative water features, and garden and horticulture areas. Jackson Creek will offer its own radio station, a convenient dog wash area and a hearing loop in select areas.

     

    The Cook will prepare, cook, season, and serve adequate, attractive, nutritious, and balanced meals. Meals prepared include meat, fish, fowl, vegetables, fruit, soups, salads, desserts, breads, and pastries, as specified and scheduled by the menus. The person holding this position is delegated the responsibility for carrying out the assigned duties and responsibilities in accordance with current existing federal and state regulations and established company policies and procedures.

     

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Food Preparation Duties: 75% time

      • Handle and prepare food that is palatable, appetizing and attractive
      • Establish practice of serving hot food hot and cold food cold.
      • Cook a variety of foods in large quantities
      • Be familiar with seasoning and cooking time required
      • Be aware of cooking characteristics of various cuts of meats, fish and fowl
      • Prepare foods for cooking: Peel, wash, trim, and cut vegetables and fruit; wash, cut, de-bone and trim meat, fish and fowl
      • Cook food: Bake, roast, stew and steam-cook meats, fish and fowl, basting as necessary to retain flavor; make gravies, stocks, dressings, sauces and soups
      • Prepare cold meats, sandwiches, griddle cakes, cooked cereals, and beverages
      • Use initiative and judgment in setting up meals and utilizing leftovers to avoid waste.
      • Follow standard recipes but make independent decisions in line with current experience.
      • Understand importance of proper food-handling techniques and hazards of improper food handling
      • Estimate quantities of food required and apportion servings while monitoring portion-controlled guidelines for individual residents
      • Taste, smell, and observe food to ensure conformity with recipes and appearance
      • Serve food according to dietary guidelines, checking each tray for completeness and accuracy

    Kitchen Duties: 25% time

      • Comply with meal schedules
      • Maintain and use equipment and supplies
      • Work cooperatively with other staff and departments
      • Wash pots, pans, and other equipment as used
      • Responsible for supervision of other food service employees in absence of the Executive Chef

    Qualifications

    TALENT:

    Executing

      • Demonstrates resourcefulness
      • Detail oriented and follow through
      • Ability to prioritize and multi-task priorities

    Relationship Building

      • Work well with people including staff, residents, families
      • Enjoy working with older people
      • Demonstrates friendliness and enthusiasm
      • Have a caring attitude and sincere interest in others
      • Demonstrates honesty

    Influencing

      • Communicates clearly and effectively

    Strategic Thinking

      • Displays creativity
      • Curiosity and desire to learn

     

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

    Ability to prepare and cook a variety of foods in large quantities. Aware of special diets, seasoning requirements, cooking times, temperature controls. Ability to estimate quantities of food required, limit waste, utilize leftovers while serving attractive, appetizing meals.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    Education: High School Diploma or GED preferred

    Experience: Previous experience in the dietary department of a health care facility preferred

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

      • Walking 3 hours per shift
      • Standing 4 – 5 hours per shift while preparing and serving food
      • Lifting 1- 20# frequently, 21-35# occasionally, 36 – 70# rarely
      • Bending and reaching, squatting and kneeling, crawling and climbing
      • Extreme hot and cold temperature changes
      • Use of large and small kitchen equipment

     

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

    No agencies or affiliates please.

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