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Full Time Cook

Company: Agemark
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Holland Farms in Norwalk, IA is looking for a Cook! We are Agemark Senior Living Communities and for the fourth consecutive year, we are certified #25 in Fortune Best Workplaces for Aging Services 2022! We are looking for a Cook to work 11a-7p and will help with our dining program. At Agemark, our 30+ years of experience in Senior Living has given us the insight to focus on what matters for our Residents, their families, and our Employees. As a Cook, you'll prepare and serve food to residents, maintain food and sanitation quality, and take part in all dining services as directed. We take care of those that took care of us and believe in the philosophy - "Never forget the hands that raised you!"

Cook Responsibilities:

Prepare meals and snacks that are consistently tasteful, nutritious, and appealing assuring prompt, cheerful food service to residents and guests.
Maintain a sanitary, orderly, and safe kitchen and dining environment.
Assist with menu planning and incorporating your favorite recipes; review and adjust menus with Supervisor to accommodate foods in season, special events, and holidays.
Alter or adapt meals to accommodate the special dietary needs of residents.
Help with ordering, delivery, and inventory of food, supplies, and equipment, as directed. Ensure proper handling, labeling, and storage of food for infection control.
Record the number of chargeable and non-chargeable meals, as directed. Receive payment for meals/dietary services if required.
Notify the Supervisor of malfunction of equipment or appliances.
Document resident attendance for meals served; follow procedures when residents are ill. Contact residents who do not come to meals when expected and follow Facility procedures when residents cannot be contacted.
Maintain confidentiality of verbal and written information about residents, prospective residents, facility operations, and personnel.
Recognize improvement opportunities. Prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment.
Develop constructive relationships with co-workers, residents, and families.
Participate in staff, resident, family, or marketing activities and events as directed.
Stay in compliance with State and Federal food handling and safety regulations.
Excellent verbal/written communication and problem-solving skills.
11a-7p hours.

"Agemark and all its divisions are a family-owned and operated company with exceptional values on customer care! Although we specialize in senior housing, our "family" goes well beyond those we care for. Our employees are truly our family."

We believe in taking care of our employees by offering:

Competitive earnings
Full Health, Dental, and Vision Benefits including paid life insurance
401k match of 50% up to the first 6%
PTO Accrual on DAY 1
Double pay on Holidays
FREE Employee Assistance Program
Tuition Reimbursement
Free meals 1x a day during your shift
Membership with company discounts. 20%-70% off on tickets, hotels, car rentals, travel, groceries, wellness, and wireless
Referral bonuses

Family-owned and it shows! Agemark Senior Living Communities embraces FOUR core values: Professionalism, Commitment, Integrity, and Compassion. If you believe in doing what feels right, advocate for our elderly community, want to be part of our Great Place to Work, and we are proud of the fact that we've been providing senior living care since 1987. We are in the fastest-growing industry. Apply with us at and be a part of our organization where it's our job to create a purposeful life for our loved ones and be the change we all want to see in our world. EOE.



Keywords: Agemark, Des Moines , Full Time Cook, Other , Norwalk, Iowa

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