Sous Chef

Full-Time Position for Days at Rockwood at Whitworth.

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Rockwood at Whitworth is looking for an experienced Full-Time Sous Chef to join our Food Service department. This position is responsible for providing a pleasurable dining experience for our residents, their families, and our team members by preparing high-quality food.

Pay Range: $21 – $25 per hour

Shift Type: Tues – Sat |11:00am – 7:30pm


  • Assist in menu planning, taking advantage of foods in season and local availability
  • Oversee the preparation of various health center foods depending on menu created by dietitians, for each meal of the day
  • Oversee evening line chefs and coach/mentor chefs on quality and timing expectations
  • Oversee evening dishwashing staff and assist them with time management and duties as assigned when needed
  • Conduct audits of storage areas to assure FIFO, proper labeling and dating, and hot and cold holding standards are being met
  • Assist with audits of temperature logs for all areas (including health center) are current and documented correctly
  • Operate kitchen equipment in preparation for meals
  • Assist with and assure clean work surfaces following shift: sweep floors, wipe down counter space, cover and store unused foods
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current Washington State food handler’s permit & Serv Safe certified
  • 3-5 years food service or restaurant experience, leadership experience is preferred
  • Able to work at a constant pace to ensure the food is ready for each meal of the day
  • Knife skills
  • Catering experience is preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds
  • Comfortable standing, stooping, squatting, twisting, and moving frequently
  • Ability to pass a food service sanitation course
  • Strong working knowledge of food preparation techniques, cooking methods, and safety
  • Proven ability to work with multi-generational groups and individuals
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail


All employees regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours a week and completed our waiting period are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision & TruHear Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave and Vacation – available after 90-days of service
  • 6 Paid Holidays and 2 Personal days per calendar year after 90-days of service
  • Holiday pay
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 403(B) with match and no waiting period to begin deferrals
  • Group Life Insurance & AD&D
  • Voluntary Life Insurance & AD&D
  • Critical Illness
  • Critical Accident
  • Identity Theft Protection Assistance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Jury Duty, Bereavement Leave, Pet Bereavement, Personal Leave, Family Leave, and Military Leave

Additional perks include:

  • Free soup and discounted meal prices
  • Food Pantry, Free/Discreet
  • Employee Financial Assistance Fund (Rockwood Residents’ Foundation Benefits)
  • Continuing Education Scholarships (Rockwood Residents’ Foundation Benefits)
  • Sponsorship opportunities for Nursing Assistant Certification
  • Employee Bus Pass Program – Deep discount
  • Free Fitness Center access for employees and a guest on campus
  • Employee Health and Wellness Program [participation results in discounted monthly insurance premiums]
  • Payroll deductions for coffee and meals at our restaurants
  • Ability to purchase discounted Premiere Movie Passes
  • Employee Appreciation Events
  • Years of Service Celebrations and Awards
  • Referral Programs
  • Free Flu Shot
  • Free Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Free parking
  • Open Door Philosophy
  • Encourage and support promotions from within
  • On demand pay accessible as soon as you earn it through hours worked

Environment: Fair, fun, kind, caring, safe, diverse, family-like atmosphere, collaborative.

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