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Assistant Cook

  2021-02-26     Boise Christian Retirement Village     3223 N 36th St     $9.50 DOE hour  

Boise Christian Retirement Village

Assistant Cook Position

Boise Christian Retirement Village is an equal opportunity employer. At BCRV, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to any other classification protected by law.

The Village mission is to exemplify Christ’s direction of “No Greater Love” by taking care of retired ministers, missionaries, low-income seniors, widows, and the disabled that can live independently providing affordable housing, food, and utilities in a safe Christian enviroment.

Within the context of and the limitations imposed by the Boise Christian Homes, Inc. and in protection of the free exercise of religion of the membership of the same, employment decisions shall be based on merit, qualifications, and competence. We expect all employees to show respect and sensitivity toward all other employees and residents, and to the Board of Directors.

Ensure that residents and visitors receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals’ needs and rights.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Boise Christian Retirement Village reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity.

Job Summary

The assistant cook prepares food in accordance with applicable federal, state and corporate standards, guidelines and regulations with established policies and procedures. Ensures quality food service is always provided. In addition, the Cook performs related duties and cleaning duties, as needed.


  • Handles and prepares food in accordance with sanitary regulations.
  • Helps to plan and prepare palatable, varied, and appetizing meals.
  • Meets required meal schedules and accommodates special events.
  • Takes necessary measures to avoid food waste.
  • Properly cleans and cares for dietary equipment and food preparation areas.
  • Follows prepared menus and special diet instructions.
  • Communicates freely with the Food Service Supervisor and Lead Cook.
  • Cooperates with other Kitchen staff and center personnel.
  • Ensures that residents receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals’ needs and rights.
  • Performs other duties as requested.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares high-quality food items according to standardized recipes and instructions to meet production, delivery and service schedules.
  • Serves meals by using correct portioning, meeting outlined standards, ensuring that food is at the correct temperature and is attractive and tasty. Tastes all prepared food items.
  • Cleans kitchen after preparation and serving, maintaining high standards of cleanliness. Stores or discards excess food in accordance with safe food-handling procedures.
  • Keeps refrigerators and storerooms clean and neat. Ensures food and supply items are stored per standards.
  • Operates and maintains kitchen equipment as instructed.
  • Assists in production planning, record keeping and reporting as required.
  • Assists in the ordering and receiving of all food and supplies as required.
  • Reports needed maintenance, faulty equipment or accidents to the supervisor immediately.
  • Attends in-service and safety meetings.
  • Maintains good working relationships with coworkers, residents, administrators and managers.
  • Performs job safely while maintaining a clean, safe work environment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Preferred skills and qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Experience in institutional food handling is preferred.
  • Flexibility with schedule including availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  •  Ability to read, write, speak and follow written and oral directions in the English language.
  • Experience in institutional food handling is preferred.


ServSafe Certification or ability to obtain certification.

Do not contact this company in solicitation of any product or service.

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