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independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

The Cook uses their knowledge and experience in food production to ensure the proper, timely, and safe preparation and service of food according to established recipes, while adhering to all food safety and sanitation requirements and maintaining a safe and orderly kitchen. Responsible to effectively manage all food production in the absence of the Dining Services Coordinator.


As a part of the Sunrise team, supporting our Mission, Principles of Service and Core Values is a fundamental part of this job. Our foundational belief is the sacred value of human life. The unique responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to the essential functions listed as follows:

Ensures high standards for food taste and quality are upheld at all times.
Prepares and serves meals in a timely manner and in accordance with established standardized recipes and menus.
Utilizes production sheets to accurately record food production quantities and cooking, holding, and cooling temperatures.
Prepares required dietary modifications as ordered.
Uses Sunrise systems per guidelines for order taking and meal delivery to ensure accuracy.
Stocks, rotates, dates, and stores product according to food safety standards and regulations.
Maintains clean and organized kitchen, storage, and work areas.
Completes assigned cleaning duties and ensures accuracy of daily and weekly cleaning logs.
Maintains accurate equipment logs and reports any issues promptly.
Maintains all cooking equipment in a safe and working order and reports any issues promptly.
Complies with OSHA/British Columbia Workers Compensation Act and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation requirements and Risk Management programs and policies, adheres to safety rules and regulations, and practices safety procedures at all times including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), fire extinguishers, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and Lockout Tagout procedures.
Responsible for performing other Dining Services duties when assigned by community leadership in the following areas, but not limited to:
Performs dishwashing tasks to properly wash and sanitize all dishes and china, silverware, glassware, utensils, and cookware.
Operates dish machine(s) according to manufacturer instructions.
Performs light janitorial duties, including but not limited to sweeping work areas, sanitizing production areas, and emptying trash.
Cleans assigned kitchen equipment, including but not limited to stoves, ovens, fryers, microwaves, mixers, slicers, refrigerators, freezers, worktables, prep sinks, ice makers, coffee machines, hoods, and ventilation screens.
Assists with service in the dining areas as needed.
Collaboration, Engagement, and Team Success

Actively participates and commits to working toward team goals.
Demonstrates our Team Member Credo in daily interactions.
Commits to serving our residents and guests through our Principles of Service,
Contributes to the overall engagement programs for both residents and team members.
Attends regular meetings; Town Hall, Department Team, Cross Over, and others as directed by the Dining Services Coordinator (DSC).
Maintains compliance in assigned required training and all training required by state/province or other regulating authorities as applicable to this role to ensure that Sunrise standards are always met.

One (1) year job related experience including food preparation in a restaurant, hotel, or other similar environment.
High School Diploma/GED.
Maintain the following certifications and ongoing training and re-education as required by Sunrise and regulations and laws as applicable:
CPR Certificate and First Aid Certificate.
ServSafeĀ® Manager Certificate.
Local Health Department Food Handler Card.
Prior culinary apprenticeship or training a plus.
Written and verbal skills for effective communication.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrates good judgment, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
Ability to handle multiple priorities.

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