Senior Lifestyle

Lead Cook

Requisition ID
Community Name
The Addison of Knightdale
Requisition Post Information* : External Company Name
The Senior Lifestyle Company, LLC
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time


Responsible for maintaining high quality standards of kitchen operation, assisting with all food preparation and plating of food in accordance with Senior Lifestyle Corporation standards. This position reports to the Executive Chef or Director of Dining Services, and may be required to supervise other staff positions.

Essential Functions

  • Prepares meals from standardized recipes in accordance with order in a timely and attractive manner.
  • Sets up food service line and workstations with needed condiments.
  • Ensures all condiments and garnishes that are required are prepared and served with the appropriate foods.
  • Assists in coordinating prep for the following day’s menu.
  • Assists in training of new kitchen employees.
  • Assists in food ordering.
  • Assists in creating the menu cycle.
  • Assists in execution of special events and functions.
  • Fills in for the Executive Chef when absent.
  • Keeps stock rooms, coolers and freezers clean and ensures that food supply stocks are rotated; all perishables are labeled, dated and stored properly.
  • Maintains kitchen cleanliness and food preparation according to state and local health department code requirements.
  • Keeps food waste to a minimum by utilizing food storage and food recycling techniques.
  • Attends all in-service training and staff meetings.
  • Performs all duties in adherence to Senior Lifestyle Corporation standards.
  • Strives to maintain a safe working environment through the prevention of accidents, the preservation of equipment, and the achievement of safe working practices.
  • Maintains a positive and professional demeanor toward all residents, visitors and co-workers.
  • Adheres to all policies and procedures of Senior Lifestyle Corporation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Obtain/hold any local, state and/or county required food handling/sanitation licenses and/or certificates.


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