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Weekend Chef - HIRING BONUS!

  • West Saint Paul, Dakota County
  • Competitive

Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

Brookdale West Saint Paul is a GREAT place to begin your career and is ranked highest in Customer Satisfaction for Assisted Living/Memory Care Communities by JD Power & Associates!


• The leadership team has over 15+ years combined experience in Senior Care, with our community being established in West Saint Paul for over 20 years.


• We have a culture of caring: All leadership team members, and associates partner together to make sure each resident feels like they're family.


• Quarterly Hiring bonus issued at the completion of 90 days and again at 180 days


Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:

Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
• Benefit plan package
• Employee Stock Purchase Program
• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
• Associate Compassion Fund
• Associate Discounts
• Identity theft protection
• Pet savings and insurance plans
• Voluntary benefits available

Full-time associate benefits:
• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
• Paid Time Off
• Adoption Benefit
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
• Voluntary STD and LTDResponsibilities

Responsible for maintaining high quality standards of kitchen operation, including assisting with all food preparation and plating of food.

  • Prepares meals from standardized recipes in accordance with the menu and ensures proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Assumes responsibility for total kitchen operations and handles all situations in the kitchen according to policy. Oversees proper food handling and utilization of all foods to prevent contamination, increase quality, and reduce cost.
  • Sets up food service line and workstations with needed condiments and ensures all required condiments and garnishes are prepared and served with appropriate foods.
  • Assists in coordinating prep for the following day's menu.
  • Assists in training new kitchen employees.
  • Assists in ordering food and kitchen supplies.
  • Assists in creating menus.
  • Assists in execution of special events and functions.
  • Fills in for the Sous Chef when absent and may be required to supervise other staff positions.
  • Responds to community issues or concerns that may occur in the dining room.
  • Keeps stock rooms, coolers, and freezers clean. Ensures that food supplies are rotated and all perishables are labeled, dated and stored properly.
  • Maintains kitchen cleanliness and proper food preparation according to state and local health department code requirements and departmental procedures.
  • Keeps food waste to a minimum by utilizing food storage and food recycling techniques.


  • This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor. Overview:Make Lives Better Including Your Own.

    The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.

    Brookdale West Saint Paul is a GREAT place to begin your career and is ranked highest in Customer Satisfaction for Assisted Living/Memory Care Communities by JD Power & Associates!


    • The leadership team has over 15+ years combined experience in Senior Care, with our community being established in West Saint Paul for over 20 years.


    • We have a culture of caring: All leadership team members, and associates partner together to make sure each resident feels like they're family.


    • Quarterly Hiring bonus issued at the completion of 90 days and again at 180 days


    Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

    We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:

    Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
    • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
    • Benefit plan package
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program
    • Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
    • Associate Compassion Fund
    • Associate Discounts
    • Identity theft protection
    • Pet savings and insurance plans
    • Voluntary benefits available

    Full-time associate benefits:
    • Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
    • Paid Time Off
    • Adoption Benefit
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D)
    • Voluntary STD and LTDResponsibilities:Responsible for maintaining high quality standards of kitchen operation, including assisting with all food preparation and plating of food.

  • Prepares meals from standardized recipes in accordance with the menu and ensures proper preparation, portioning, and serving of foods in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Assumes responsibility for total kitchen operations and handles all situations in the kitchen according to policy. Oversees proper food handling and utilization of all foods to prevent contamination, increase quality, and reduce cost.
  • Sets up food service line and workstations with needed condiments and ensures all required condiments and garnishes are prepared and served with appropriate foods.
  • Assists in coordinating prep for the following day's menu.
  • Assists in training new kitchen employees.
  • Assists in ordering food and kitchen supplies.
  • Assists in creating menus.
  • Assists in execution of special events and functions.
  • Fills in for the Sous Chef when absent and may be required to supervise other staff positions.
  • Responds to community issues or concerns that may occur in the dining room.
  • Keeps stock rooms, coolers, and freezers clean. Ensures that food supplies are rotated and all perishables are labeled, dated and stored properly.
  • Maintains kitchen cleanliness and proper food preparation according to state and local health department code requirements and departmental procedures.
  • Keeps food waste to a minimum by utilizing food storage and food recycling techniques.


  • This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.Qualifications:Education and Experience
    High school diploma or equivalent plus one year certificate from college or technical school preferred. Minimum of six months food preparation experience required.

    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
    Current ServSafe Certification required. Obtain/hold any local, state and/or county required food handling/sanitation licenses and/or certificates.

    Management / Decision Making
    Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.

    Knowledge and Skills
    Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization.

    Physical Demands and Working Conditions
    • Standing
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    • Walking
    • Sitting
    • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage.
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
    • Climb or balance
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Taste or smell
    • Exposure to latex
    • Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
    • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
    • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
    • Subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipment
    • Vision


    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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