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Cook- Full Time-Evenings

Elderwood at Lancaster

This is a Full-time position in Depew, NY posted September 23, 2021.

This job is located in Lancaster.

Join Our Team: Put the CARE back in CAREER – Join our team today! Overview:

Are you a culinary team member looking to make a difference? Are you looking to join a team of organized, professional and responsible Dietary Professionals who strive to positively affect our residents’ dining experience? If creating cuisine, tailored to specific dietary requirements that tastes delicious is what makes you excited…. then we want you on our team!


Elderwood of Lancaster serving the geriatric population is looking for an experienced Cook to join our team.


Cook Overview:

Our Cooks are responsible to implement and maintain effective, efficient systems to operate the dietary department. Providing food services to our residents in a cost-effective, efficient manner to safely meet residents’ needs. Meal times are highlights of daily life, and excellent nutrition and appetite appeal are central to the well-being of residents and patients. Our Cooks, wait staff and kitchen staff prepare and serve delicious, wholesome menus. This will mainly be Batch Cooking – Must have prior experience. 


 We are located at 1818 Como Park Blvd. Lancaster, NY 14086


Benefits and Perks of being a Cook at Elderwood of Lancaster

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holiday Packages
  • Top Notch Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Retirement Plan with Company Matching
  • Substantial Employee Referral Program
  • Friendly and Supportive Staff
  • Life Insurance
  • Weekly pay schedule



  • Full Time Opportunity



  •  Review menus and production sheets to determine food quantities needed for regular, mechanically altered and other special diet needs.
  • Prepare specified food items, as assigned.
  • Test cooked foods by tasting and smelling samples.
  • Ensure that sanitation and safety standards are met in the preparation, cooking and production line stages of food production.
  • Maintain cleanliness and upkeep of specified equipment and the general kitchen work area.
  • Supervise food being cooked; ensures that food is held and served at correct temperature.
  • Assist with preparation of and distribution of foodstuffs.



  • Minimum 18 yrs. age required. High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

  • Previous food preparation experience required.

  • Ability to understand and organize food preparation activities required.

  • Ability to carry out cooking tasks at a safe and efficient level of performance required.

  • Knowledge of food preparation and production process necessary.

  • Pride in quality of food and service necessary.

  • High degree of personal cleanliness and good hygiene; health status suitable for service of food required.

  • Respect for residents’ privacy and rights; respectful and dignified treatment of residents required.


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