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Full-Time Position, Days, Evenings

Location: Rockwood South Hill

Job Description

Rockwood South Hill is looking for an experienced Cook 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.

Job Shift:
  • Tuesday, Friday and Saturdays' 10:15am - 6:45pm
  • Wednesday's and Thursday's 10:45am - 7:15pm

Sunday and Monday's off


  • Cooks food in quantities according to the menu and number of persons to be served.
  • Plans menu, taking advantage of foods in season and local availability.
  • May serve meals.
  • May order supplies.
  • Prepare various foods depending on menu created by dietitians, for each meal of the day.
  • Operate kitchen equipment in preparation for meals.
  • Required to clean work surfaces following shift: sweep floors, wipe down counter space, cover and store unused foods.
  • Able to create meals that are appropriate for the elderly and in large quantities.
  • Able to work at a constant pace to ensure the food is ready for each meal of the day.

Required Skills and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current Washington State food handlers permit
  • 2-3 years food service or restaurant experience required
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Comfortable standing, stopping, squatting, twisting, and moving frequently
  • Ability to pass a food service sanitation course
  • Familiarity with general kitchen equipment and appliances
  • Strong working knowledge of food preparation techniques, cooking methods, and safety and sanitation practices
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and follow recipes


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 Insurance
  • Paid Sick Leave and Vacation
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • 403(B) with match and no waiting period to begin deferrals
  • 6 Paid Holidays and 2 Personal Holidays Per Calendar Year
  • Holiday pay
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Jury Duty,
  • Bereavement Leave, and Military Leave
Additional perks include:
  • Free soup and discounted meal prices
  • Employee Assistance Program — LifeMatters
  • Employee Bus Pass Program – Deep discount
  • Free Fitness Center Access for employee and a guest on campus
  • The Fitness Center membership – Deep discount
  • Employee Health and Wellness Program [participation results in discounted monthly insurance premiums]
  • Payroll deductions for coffee and meals at our restaurants
  • Free parking
  • Employee Appreciation Events
  • Referral Programs
  • Free Flu Shot
  • Free Hepatitis B vaccine

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

You may apply online now, or submit an intent to apply form, to notify us of your interest, and complete your application later.

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