Household Chef
Windsor Meade Pinnacle Living

Posted January 17, 2019

Employment Type Full-Time/Part-Time

Compensation Depends upon Skills and Experience

Company Windsor Meade Pinnacle Living

Location 3900 Windsor Hall Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188



Since its creation in 1948, Pinnacle Living, formerly known as Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc., has grown from a single community serving seniors to seven communities spread across The Commonwealth. Our new name, Pinnacle Living, reflects our mission of enriching life’s journey for those who seek independence, combined with a secure plan for the future. Our team members are dedicated to creating communities where age does not define the person. Whether in our residents’ houses or apartments, assisted living, memory support residences or in levels of living requiring more assistance, we focus on autonomy and self-direction. Our values are centered on six key words: Culture, Stewardship, Partnership, Diversity, Hospitality and Quality. These words are the framework for everything we do. 

If you possess strong professional skills and a desire to serve others by promoting our mission of enriching life’s journey, we invite you to continue with this job application. 

Pinnacle Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.
We recognize and respect the amount of time you are about to invest by applying to this open position. If you complete this job application, you will be kept informed via email status updates (and text messages, if you opt in) throughout the evaluation process.

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Thank You,
The Hiring Manager

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Our community serves seniors through a "household model," which is characterized by small groups of approximately 14-22 residents served by a self-directed team with versatile roles.  Team members get to know the residents personally, creating an atmosphere of "home," which provides residents with an enhanced sense of health and well-being.

The Household Chef uses advanced cooking skills to cook from scratch three meals daily with a quality that enhances the resident experience; ensures that a clean, safe and sanitary environment is maintained in the kitchen; and takes part in Household activities with and for residents.

Knowledge of therapeutic diets, special food requirements, and food production preferred.  Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations regarding food service, food storage and nutritional services.  Proper use and maintenance of all kitchen equipment.
Experience working with older adults and 1 year of relevant work experience preferred.

  • Works independently with some guidance from the Chef or Household Leader
  • Completes preparation and productivity records as specified by production system and stores food items properly at the close of meal service
  • Ensures that all hot food preparation and assembling is done following established procedures
  • Follows safety and sanitation rules and practices
  • Has intermediate proficiency in all recipes and prepares recipes with multiple processes
  • Cleans work areas and all equipment used in food preparation
  • Work according to Health Department Regulations as they pertain to food storage, preparation and service.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • One year of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of professional food service procedures; presentation, seasoning, portions, customer relations and sanitation and quality work with productivity. Experience in working with older adults.
  • One year of experience in a food service setting
  • Knowledge of current federal and state regulations, OSHA, and Department of Health standards for food service
  • Fluent English speaking and writing skills
  • Lifting of supplies occurs on a regular basis, but rarely exceeds 75 pounds. Lifting up to 50 lbs. occurs daily.
  • Serve Safe Certified

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Annual Leave
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Retirement Savings Plan