Cook - Full-Time position in Assisted Living in 71 Saint Johnland Rd., , Smithtown NY 11787 (Onsite) at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 6/11/2024

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Whisper Woods of Smithtown is currently seeking a talented and passionate Chef/Cook to join our team. As the Chef/Cook, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring our residents' dining experiences are not only nourishing but also enjoyable. You will have the opportunity to showcase your culinary skills, creativity, and dedication to providing high-quality meals that cater to our residents' preferences and dietary needs.

Whisper Woods Assisted Living is a compassionate Assisted Living and Memory Care Community committed to enhancing the lives of our residents through exceptional care and culinary experiences. We believe in creating a warm and welcoming environment where residents can enjoy nutritious and delicious meals prepared with love and expertise.

Salary: $20.00 - $20.25 hourly, commensurate with experience.

The available position will be: Sunday through Thursday from 5:30am-1:30pm.

We are located at 71 Saint Johnland Rd., Smithtown NY 11787.

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Interviews are being held Tuesdays through Saturday, please call for an appointment.

The Cook prepares food in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations with established Benchmark policies and procedures. The Food Services Director will direct these duties to ensure that quality food service is provided at all times.


• Reviews menus prior to preparation of food
• Performs administrative duties such as completing forms, reports, etc.
• Assures all dietary procedures are followed
• Must be able to operate all kitchen equipment safely and effectively. Equipment may include: meat slicer, food processor, mixers, ovens, grills, steamers, dishwasher, dumb waiter, warmer cabinets.
• Organizes walk-in freezer, storeroom, kitchen tables, and counters
• Assists in establishing food production line to assure meals are prepared on time
• Represents the community with a positive attitude and pride when interacting with potential residents and families

• Prepares and serves nutritious meal and ensures high quality presentation and flavorful meals for our residents.

Job Requirements


• High school diploma or equivalent
• Culinary Arts training a plus
• 2 years dietary experience


• Must be able to interact effectively with residents and staff.
• Must be able to work effectively with residents and personnel.
• Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
• Must have knowledge of dietary procedures, was well as related laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to food service operations.
• Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.


• Lift up to 50lbs
• This is primarily a standing position where an employee may be required to stand in one place for extended periods of time. They also will be exposed to extreme heat and cold temperatures.


We believe in offering our employees competitive pay. To learn more about our pay and benefits, please apply today!