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Garnette Gardens, Redwood Falls, MN
February 28, 2018

Cook - FT (Day) - Redwood Falls, MN

Position details: Full-time day schedule.

Are you ready to make a difference in people’s lives?
As a Cook, you will live the values of Caring, Respect, Collaboration, Innovation and Stewardship as you provide exceptional preparation, detail, and healthy nourishment to residents. Create a meaningful opportunity for yourself by joining our strong Vista Prairie Communities team!

Key Accountabilities

  • Determine production schedules and timely delivery of services.
  • Prepare meals and snacks for residents using a variety of recipes and food preparation equipment.  May plan and prepare food for special events.  
  • Present food in a pleasant and enjoyable manner for all consumption.
  • Maintain food safety through storage in refrigerator, freezer, and in community’s inventory.
  • Measure and mix ingredients according to recipe using a variety of kitchen utensils.
  • Observe and verify that foods are cooked properly and ensure they meet requirements for quality and quantity.
  • Optimize food quality and dietary needs within budgetary guidelines, and inform Culinary Manager.
  • Adjust and maintain food service equipment to create meals that are prepared for community’s consumption.
  • Coordinate proper sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas.
  • Operate kitchen equipment with safety in mind and practice proper usage of facility tools at all times.
  • May assist the Culinary Manager with higher level activities and perform the work of a Culinary Aide as business needs require.

Education and Experience

  • High School education or GED.
  • Training in Culinary Arts preferred.
  • 2-3 years previous experience preferred.


  • Follows all policies and procedures.
  • Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Must be able to relate information concerning residents’ condition.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant action.
  • Must receive a "not disqualified" criminal background result from Department of Human Services and may not be on the OIG exclusions list.
  • Stays up to date on all required training.
  • Understands and adheres to the Vulnerable Adult and Abuse Policy. Is familiar with the Resident’s Bill of Rights and adheres to it.

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Vista Prairie Communities is an equal opportunity employer.