The Cook is responsible for food preparation as determined by the production list. Work includes preparation of Heart Wise and modified diet foods. The incumbent operates and cleans equipment in the assigned work. They are responsible for periodically receiving food/supplies. Majority of work is done through personal initiative. Depending on location, the Cook may report to the Executive Chef or The Assistant Director of Culinary Services.


  1. Maintains sanitation and safety standards. Prepares, cooks and serves the Dinner menu using standardized recipes.
  2. Priorities work load to facilitate having food ready on time, but not too far in advance.
  3. Serves food with all proper garnishes and presents it attractively, following portion control standards.
  4. Receives vendor deliveries and stocks using the First In First Out practice. Responsible for rotation supplies. Secures all storage areas before leaving on the evening shift.
  5. Assists in the preparation and service of special luncheons, dinners and corporate events.
  6. Other duties as assigned (Participates in food service meetings and in-service training sessions, reports needs, problems and changes to culinary management, etc.)


Education Background

  1. No Education Background required for this position.

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  1. Has current Food Worker Card for the State of Washington

Special Training/Skills

  1. Knowledge of cooking terms, measurements and methods.
  2. Understanding and knowledge of nutrition and diet and related procedures.
  3. Knowledge of and practicing sanitation, cleanliness and personal hygiene.
  4. Basic computer skills needed.
  5. Reliability in attendance and punctuality.
  6. Pleasant demeanor, including good communication skills and cooperative attitude when working with staff and residents.
  7. Maturity and sensitivity toward employees, residents, visitors and guests.
  8. Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively and efficiently.
  9. Demonstrated ability to be patience, flexible and adaptable.
  10. Demonstrated ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with all customers.

Work Experience

  1. Large quantity cooking experience required.

Physical Demands

  1. Able to adjust to frequent temperature changes when entering/exiting refrigerators and freezers.
  2. Able to work on ones feet for long periods.
  3. Able to bend, squat and reach numerous times daily.
  4. Able to lift and carry 50 pound on a regular basis.
  5. Able to work overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary.
  6. Understand there is a possibility of cuts, burns and falls in light of good safety measures.
  7. Able to push carts.


SOME (COVID-19) RISK: Possible occupational exposure to residents or clients with COVID-19. May require personal protective equipment (PPE) to be worn during some aspects or seasons of job.

Wesley Homes is a not for-profit organization that provides a network of services offering a continuum of care for older adults. It is affiliated with the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Retirement Communities and Health Services for (and by) people who love life.

Wesley Homes has a non-discrimination policy and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Wesley Homes
Full time
Salary Range
$30,000.00 - 40,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Auburn, WA 98092, US