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Cook/Chef - NEW Luxury Senior Living

Company: Maplewood at Princeton LLC
Location: East Brunswick
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Job Description:

Cook/Chef – Full Time

Maplewood Senior Living, an innovative, forward-thinking senior living provider, strives to inspire our associates to learn, develop, and succeed. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a devoted and caring Cook to become part of our family.

Join us and explore a rewarding career where you can make a difference in the lives of seniors every day. We offer to all associates:

? Competitive wages ? Flexible shifts ? Paid training & uniforms ? Growth opportunities

Maplewood at Princeton is a new construction building and will open in 2021, focusing on assisted living and memory care.  Experience with the dementia community preferred but not required.

Maplewood at Princeton will be located at One Hospital Drive, Plainsboro, NJ 08536

Maplewood offers a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including a comprehensive benefits package with medical, dental, vision, paid time-off, voluntary Aflac insurance, a 401k plan and more!

The Cook works directly with the Culinary Service Director and plays an integral role in planning and delivering an outstanding dining experience for our residents and guests

Primary Responsibilities

• Assists or prepares food items and serves food to residents within scheduled time frame

• Cleans and maintains food service areas, including kitchen and dining room

• Assists Culinary Services Director in maintaining inventory control

• Supervises servers in the absence of the Culinary Service Director

• Maintains clean, neat, and safe work environment

• Demonstrates knowledge of kitchen equipment including but not limited to: ovens, slicers, mixers, steam tables, steamers, toasters, coffee pots, refrigerators, and freezers

• Assures that resident’s diets are being followed

• Assures employees and resident guest meals are accounted for on a daily basis

• Reports to Culinary Service Director any loss, breakage, or waste of supplies and equipment

• Observes and communicates to Culinary Service Director problems or potential problems in the dietary department

• Ability to cook large quantities of food and deliver a superior product, guide and instruct others in food preparation and food serving.

• Maintain professional demeanor under stress



• Serve Safe Certification Required

• Has a working knowledge of rules and regulations related to health and safety in food preparation.

• Knowledge of cooking times and temperatures essential in accordance to state guidelines

• Knowledge of various cuts of meat and seasonings

• Demonstrates ability in a wide range of food preparation and skills

• Experience in dealing with seniors and their dietary needs.

• Ability to read, write, and speak English


Maplewood Senior Living conducts pre-employment screening including background check, drug screening and reference checks.





  • High School or better
  • Technical/other training or better

Licenses & Certifications

  • Training


  • Leadership/Management Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Communication Skills
  • Planning/Organizing


  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity


  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Keywords: Maplewood at Princeton LLC, East Brunswick , Cook/Chef - NEW Luxury Senior Living, Other , East Brunswick, New Jersey

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