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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 Shifts:

Breakfast -
Sunday: 4:45am – 1:15pm
Monday: 4:45am – 1:15pm
Tuesday: 4:45am – 1:15pm
Wednesday: 4:45am – 1:15pm
Thursday: Off
Friday: Off
Saturday: 4:45am – 1:15pm

Breakfast/Pantry -
Sunday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
Monday: 6:00am – 2:30pm
Tuesday: Off
Wednesday: Off
Thursday: 4:45am – 1:15pm
Friday: 4:45am – 1:15pm
Saturday: 6:00am – 2:30pm

Note: Please be advised that per Gov. Inslee’s proclamation, as a condition of employment with Rockwood Retirement Communities, you must be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021. If an employee needs accommodation from this mandate due to a disability under the ADA or Washington Law Against Discrimination or due to a sincerely held religious belief, the employee should contact the Agency’s Human Resources Department.


  • 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/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

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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