• Rockwood Retirement Communities
  • 2903 E 25th Ave
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Rockwood Retirement Communities is hiring a full-time cook for our South Hill Campus. The position is responsible for providing a pleasurable dining experience for our residents by preparing high-quality food.


  • 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 a 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


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Current Washington State food handlers permit
  • 2-3 years of foodservice or restaurant experience required
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds
  • Comfortable standing, stooping, 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 completes 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 Holidays 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
  • 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