Chef or Cook

Full-time, Permanent Position, Available on: 2021-11-10

Chef or Cook, LITITZ
General Information
Job Title: Chef or Cook
Location: 3001 LITITZ PIKE LITITZ, PA, 17543 United States
Base Pay: $13.50 – $16.50 / Hour
Average Bonus: $1500.00
Required Degree: High school

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If you want to be part of a supportive community, join the BV team…

Brethren Village Retirement Community, in Lititz, PA, is hiring Sous Chefs, Line Chefs, and Saute Cooks. Our Chefs and Cooks have the opportunity to work in a full service restaurant open to the public, a bistro, and in our healthcare facility cafe, under the guidance of a talented Executive Chef. Our Chefs and Cooks also assist with large catered events and fine-dining functions.

Why Join the Brethren Village Community?

Newly-hired Team Members are eligible for an up to $1,500 bonus: $750 paid after successful completion of 6 months of full-time or part-time employment, and $750 paid after successful completion of 1 year of full-time or part-time employment.
Brethren Village offers competitive wages: Sous Chefs start at $16.50, Line Chefs receive a starting rate of $14.50, and Saute Cooks start at $13.50, with higher rates for those with prior, relevant professional experience.
Brethren Village offers $.50 extra per hour for weekend work.
Full-time Team Members receive a comprehensive benefits package, including low-cost health insurance premiums, dental and vision coverage, employer-funded retirement savings plan contributions, and generous paid time-off.
Brethren Village offers primarily daytime and early evening work hours to Dining Team Members, and every other weekend off.
Dining positions are great for those who want experience in the hospitality field.
Brethren Village consistently follows sound infection control protocols, for the safety of our Residents and our Team Members.
Brethren Village provides thorough on-the-job training; on-going professional development opportunities; the opportunity to apply for positions throughout our facilities for your career growth.
Brethren Village’s facilities are clean, well-maintained, and well-managed.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Preparing a wide-variety of menu items per recipes, standard procedures, and requests / preferences of Residents, Team Members, and other dining guests.
Using a variety of food preparation techniques to prepare appetizers, salads, sauces, entrees, side dishes, and desserts.
With guidance from the Executive Chef, experimenting with new cooking techniques and recipes.
Under the direction of the Dietitian or Dining Manager, preparing meals for Residents in Skilled Care and/or Personal Care areas, adhering to each Resident’s dietary restrictions.
Consistently adhering to Brethren Village policy, protocols, and state and federal regulations with respect to food safety. Ensuring proper food handling, preparation, and storage. Consistently working in a safe manner with cooking tools and equipment.
Assisting to prepare, deliver, and serve food and beverages for special functions, including large campus events, outdoor dining events, and fine-dining functions.

Work Schedule:

Full-time: Typically 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and/or 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., including every other weekend and holiday. Work days and hours may vary from week to week.
Part-time: Typically 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and/or 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., 3 days per week including every other weekend and holiday. Work days and hours may vary from week to week.
Part-time, Saute Cook: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.; typically 5 days per week including every other Saturday and Sunday. Work days may vary from week to week.


full vaccination against COVID-19 is required, per federal regulations
a high school diploma or G.E.D.
dependability: ability and willingness to meet attendance standards
basic computer skills: the ability to access and navigate web sites, and use applications and databases independently
the ability to read and to complete online training independently
commitment to consistently working in a safe and hygienic manner, wearing protective equipment as required for the position, and adhering to all health and safety standards
the ability and willingness to interact in a professional and friendly manner with colleagues
the ability to provide exceptional service to others
ability and willingness to represent Brethren Village and carry out responsibilities in a manner aligned with our core values of caring, integrity, stewardship, and excellence

Additional Requirements for This Position:

for Chef positions: at least 1 year of experience as a Chef or Cook in a restaurant, cafe, healthcare facility, college, or similar setting, OR successful completion of formal training through a culinary program (current culinary students are welcome to apply; applicants with less than 1 year of experience may be considered for Cook positions)
for Saute Cook: experience cooking, either professionally or as a home cook
knowledge of various food preparation techniques, tools, and equipment
the ability to read and carefully follow recipes and food preparation schedules
knowledge of safe food handling regulations – a food safety / “ServSafe” certificate preferred; ability and willingness to consistently adhere to all relevant food safety regulations
ability to remain calm and work effectively in a fast-paced environment
the ability to stand for an entire work day; to walk frequently; and to lift and carry 25 lbs. on a routine basis
ability and willingness to work every other Saturday, Sunday, and holiday

For the health and safety of all members of our community, Brethren Village maintains a drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco / smoke-free work environment.

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a professional reference check; verification of education and credentials as applicable to the position; a criminal background verification; and a post-offer physical exam, drug screen, and required vaccinations.


At Brethren Village Retirement Community, our Team Members provide the highest-quality care and exceptional hospitality to our Residents. If you would like to make a positive difference each day, apply with us!

Brethren Village offers a wide variety of full-time and part-time employment opportunities. Brethren Village Team Members work in our Skilled Nursing Facility and Rehabilitation Center; our Personal Care and Memory Support areas; our fine and casual Dining areas; and in the many departments that provide services to our Residents and maintain our facilities and grounds.

At Brethren Village, our Team Members Enjoy:

work with a purpose; you will have the ability to make a positive difference each day in the lives of our Residents
stable employment; Brethren Village has been in operation for over 120 years
a wide-variety of positions and work schedules to meet your needs
thorough on-the-job training, and on-going professional development opportunities
the ability to apply for positions throughout our facilities, for your career growth
competitive wages; retention bonuses and incentive pay for those in eligible positions
on-the-job training and ongoing professional development
clean, safe, and well-managed facilities
a beautiful campus setting located in vibrant Lititz, PA
free use of onsite fitness facilities and our indoor pool
the convenience of onsite dining venues and take-out meals, with discounts for Team Members
generous paid-time-off benefits; health, prescription drug, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability insurance coverage; a retirement savings plan with employer-funded contributions for eligible Team Members
an onsite child care center with discounted fees for Team Members

Brethren Village is proud to have a diverse, inclusive community where all Residents and Team Members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Brethren Village does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, gender-identity, sex, sexual orientation, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability or use of a service animal, genetic information, pregnancy, family, or marital status.

Company: Brethren Village

3001 Lititz Pike

Contact: Susan Shiner
(717) 581-4221