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Chef/Cook - Full-time

Company: Maplewood at Orange LLC
Location: Meriden
Posted on: September 5, 2021

Job Description:

Cook/Chef - Full-time; Luxury Senior Living

Maplewood Senior Living is a state-of-the-art, forward-thinking senior living provider.  We offer a home-like, luxury environment for our residents, allowing them to live “the good life” in a safe environment.  As an associate of Maplewood Senior Living, you will have the ability to make a profound difference in the lives of seniors each and every day. As we continue to grow, we are seeking dedicated and caring Chefs/Cooks to become part of our family.  We invite you to take your first step toward a rewarding career with us!

Maplewood at Orange is hiring full-time Cooks, with flexible availability for daytime shifts

Sunday-Thursday 11am-7pm

We offer:        ? Competitive wages  ? Flexible shifts  ? Paid training & No-cost uniforms ? Growth opportunities  ? Bonus & incentive programs

Maplewood also offers a comprehensive benefits package for full time employees including medical, dental, vision, 401K, company paid time-off, life insurance policy, insurance deductibles and voluntary Aflac insurance.


Maplewood at Orange, 245 Indian River Road, Orange, CT


The Chef prepares and services meals for the dietary department in a safe and appetizing method in compliance with dietary standards, policy and procedures. All responsibilities will be conducted in a manner that is consistent with Maplewood Senior Living philosophy.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain inventory
  • Work with Culinary Services Director to order as needed

  • Prepare appetizing meals based on Maplewood standards

  • Clean and maintain food service areas

  • Engage with staff, residents, and guests to ensure high level of satisfaction

  • Led kitchen staff to maintain positive working environment with a strong focus on team 


  • Serve Safe Certification required

  • 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 preferred

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English

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

All candidates will be required to show valid proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 before commencing work or commit to obtaining full vaccination within 30 days of commencing work, unless they receive an approved exemption from Maplewood.  Maplewood will require unvaccinated candidates to obtain their first dose prior to commencing work and then obtaining a second dose with in thirty days after the first dose.  Those who do not obtain full vaccination within that time frame, without an approved exemption, will be terminated.  


  • *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 guide lines. *Knowledge of various cuts of meats 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


  • Technical/other training or better

Licenses & Certifications

  • Training


  • Planning/Organizing
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership/Management Skills


  • 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


  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals
  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Maplewood at Orange LLC, Meriden , Chef/Cook - Full-time, Other , Meriden, Connecticut

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