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Line Cook: Givens Highland Farms

Givens Communities

Last Updated: 8/11/22

Job Description

Line Cook: Givens Highland Farms
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Givens Highland Farms

Why Givens? Our team members have diverse backgrounds and experiences but unite with their passion for serving older adults in Western North Carolina. A focus on residents, helping them feel at home and vital to the community, is what sets our work environment and communities apart.

We also have some pretty great benefits:

  • $1,000 sign-on bonus (paid out in increments over the first six months)
  • Three major medical health insurance plans to choose from with dental and vision coverage at no additional cost (Free basic coverage for full-time team members!)
  • Free short-term disability, life insurance, & access to our employee assistance program
  • On-sight meal & uniform allowances
  • Paid time off (PTO) w/ immediate access to 5 PTO days before your 90 days!
  • Referral bonus program
  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 6% matching
  • Educational assistance & professional development opportunities
  • Flexible spending account (FSA) & access to AFLAC & Prudential Life insurance products
  • Fast-growing nonprofit with tons of advancement opportunities
  • Plus so much more!

The Dining Services Department at Givens Highland Farms, a continuing care retirement community in Black Mountain, is searching for full-time and part-time Line Cooks to join our growing team. The Line Cook will have a unique opportunity to channel their knowledge, skills, ambition, and experience in a meaningful way that directly impacts the lives of our residents and team members.

The shifts available are typically:
Full-Time 11am - 7:30pm Mon-Sat / 8am - 4:30pm Sunday Part-Time 3:30pm - 7:30pm Monday-Saturday / 9am -1:30pm Sunday

What you'll do:
  • In collaboration with the executive chef and sous chef, review menus, recipes, and prep lists to determine type and quantities of menu items to be prepared
  • Plan cooking schedule so that the finished product reaches the consumer at peak quality
  • Cook and present food for residents, guests, and team members
  • Fulfilling catering orders for events on campus
  • Improving the fine dining experience of residents

What you'll need:
  • 6+ months experience in food service operations
  • Be thoroughly familiar with foods and preparation methods
  • Knowledge of proper methods and cooking temperatures for best utilization in yield of meats and other foods
  • Ability to time cooking of vegetables so that their nutritional quality, flavor, and appearance are preserved
  • Ability to accurately estimate quantities of food needed and yields from bulk foods
  • Knowledge of and an appreciation for principles and requirements of sanitation and safety in handling food and equipment
  • Grill, sauté, sauces & soups, and meat & fish fabrication experience
  • Experience preparing and serving meals in an appealing and appetizing manner

Nice to haves:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current ServSafe Certificate
  • Additional technical or vocational training
  • Baking experience

Compensation: Starting at $19 - $19.75 per hour, plus the $1,000 sign-on bonus and our comprehensive benefits package!

Givens Communities operates in compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) COVID-19 vaccination mandate. This means employees working in our assisted living or skilled nursing facilities must have received their first COVID-19 vaccination by a deadline of January 27, 2022. Requests for medical or religious exemptions from this requirement will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Company Details

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
At Givens Communities, we live by our core values, caring, courage, collaboration, and commitment. Our nonprofit communities value each team member and their contribution to our organization. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join our fun, friendly, and inclusive team! Givens is a vibrant and unique organization committed to providing an outstanding quality of life to more than 1,200+ reside...