Masonic Village at Elizabethtown
  • Elizabethtown, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Masonic Village at Elizabethtown is hiring a Chef. This is a Full Time Day and Evening opportunity.

Our Mission:

At Masonic Villages of Pennsylvania, our mission is simple; it is a Mission of Love. Our caring communities and services assist individuals, families, and children in realizing their potential and enjoying the highest possible quality of life through the traditions of Freemasonry.

Why Choose Masonic Villages:

For over 146 years, we've been living out our mission of caring for people and enriching the lives of others. To do this successfully, we need a team of individuals who are:

  • Committed to providing heartfelt customer service
  • Talented, and seeking ongoing professional growth & enrichment
  • Innovative and accepting of change
  • Invested in contributing to our team environment. 

Recognizing our employees as our strongest asset, we value each unique person for their strength, contribution, and heart. We offer an intuitive benefits package, including some of the best compensation in our industry, because we know when our team is healthy, fulfilled, and able to pursue their dreams, they are empowered to make dreams come true every day for our residents.

What You'll Do:

As a Chef, you will carry out our Mission of Love by planning, directing and supervising activities of the menu planning, food preparation, ordering, storage, processing and serving for the designated Retirement Living kitchen, as well as managing and building relationships with production personnel. Providing professional leadership by working with employees to achieve positive results for our customers. The Chef is responsible of ensuring high quality standards of operation are followed. Our Chefs are responsible for the following:

  • Orients new employees and instructs and trains them in work procedures which are essential for all food service operations. Responsible for the arrangement of work schedules and assigns duties.
  • Practices creative skills and current market trends to enhance customer service. Plans menus by following established guidelines and procedures, and reviews with Culinary Services Manager, as well as obtain input from the Dining Room Supervisor, and Dietitian.
  •  Establish and maintain master cleaning schedule to ensure sanitation of the kitchen and performs weekly sanitation inspections. Develops corrective action plans. Insures deficiencies are corrected. Forward results to Assistant Culinary Services Manager.
  • Works with food service staff to prepare, cook, and bake essential food items into meals; fulfills other nutritional requirements for normal, therapeutic, or other special diets. Ensures staff present food and buffet are garnished and to our standards.
  • Monitors and inventories over-produced foods. Insures foods are properly chilled or frozen and marked for designated future use. Follow procedure for use of leftover foods.
  • Reviews daily production tasks assignment with cooks.
  • Expedites lunch and dinner service. Act as liaison between dining room and kitchen staff, dining room supervisors and residents. When appropriate will answer food related comments in person, in dining room, during service times.
  • Maintains all equipment by working with maintenance through work orders and e-mail communications and through regular Preventive Maintenance reports completed by contracted company.

What You Definitely Have:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of the culinary arts or college is preferred.
  • Four years previous experience in food processing with supervisory responsibility in a community, restaurant, college or fine dining setting is required. 
  • Must have good written and oral communication and proficient with computer software.
  • Current ServeSafe certification is recommended.

Learn more about working at Masonic Villages of PA at our careers page:

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