Executive Chef
Lakewood Township, NJ  / Lakewood, NJ 
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Job Description

Location Information
Leisure Park is a beautiful community in Lakewood, NJ, with more than 410 units offering independent living, assisted living, Alzheimer's care, and skilled nursing care.
Key Responsibilities
Are you looking for more than just a job? At Leisure Park, we do more than just come to work; Our mission is to honor and enrich the journey of life, one experience at a time!


At this time, we are seeking an Executive Chef to join our team!
We offer a promote-from-within culture and a focus on employee satisfaction, accompanied by competitive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, paid time off, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and more!

Our 260-plus communities, in 30-plus states, offer stability, training, and growth!

Your Contributions
  • The planning, testing and costing of new menus and menu items.
  • Ordering, distribution and stock cost control of all food supplies.
  • Cleaning and maintenance of the kitchen and dining area.
  • Maintenance of the highest possible food and nutritional standards set by the company.
  • Maintenance of appropriate sanitation standards in accordance with the Federal, State and local regulations.
  • Functions as the lead worker over cooks and other food service personnel engaged in the preparation, cooking and serving of food items.
  • Hires, trains and instructs employees on food preparation, cooking and serving of food items to insure that all items are presented properly.
  • Assigns and monitors all work activities of food service personnel.
Qualifications
  • Experience and/or knowledge of special diets and meal preparation for large groups.
  • Supervisory experience desired.
  • Ability to read and understand recipes, work in a team environment, work flexible shifts, handle multiple tasks at one time and communicate effectively verbally and/or in writing.
  • Ability to lead or supervise other employees, perform detail work involving math calculations, problem solve, handle emergency situations, read and understand menus.
  • Must enjoy working with the elderly and able to accept constructive criticism.
  • Ability to interact with residents who are highly susceptible to common illness without posing additional health risks and must maintain good personal hygiene and wear a uniform.
  • Culinary Arts degree from recognized school as well as four years related experience as an Executive Chef or Assistant Executive Chef in a comparable size food service operation.
Shift/Hours
DaytimeOur Core Values

•We Put People First
•We Act With Integrity
•We Mind the Business
•We Listen, Then Act Decisively
•We Work to be Our Best

About Five Star
Five Star Senior Living Inc., a national healthcare and senior living provider headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, proudly offers the highest quality service and care with the warmth and hospitality of home. Founded in 2000, Five Star has two major operating division: Five Star Senior Living and AGEILITY Physical Therapy Solutions.

The Five Star Senior Living division includes more than 280 Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's/Memory Care, Healthcare Centers with Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation and Continuing Care Retirement Communities. With communities in over 30 states and more than 25,000 team members, Five Star is committed to maximizing our residents' independence and enhancing their lifestyles.

The division provides both inpatient and outpatient services to over 150 communities. These services are provided both within Five Star and to customers externally. We offer Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Services. Our specialty programs includes our Step up to Stop falls Program, "Connections" our memory care therapy program, and our executive functioning program that focuses on cognitive strategies aimed at keeping our residents independent in areas such as medication management and house hold functions.

EEOC
Five Star prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee with regard to or on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. In addition to federal requirements, Five Star complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has communities and/or facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

In addition, Five Star expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. We will not tolerate harassment of employees in the workplace, or in other settings in which employees may find themselves in connection with their employment. Improper interference with the ability of Five Star’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination harassment or retaliation, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any federal, state, or local law is prohibited and will not be tolerated.


EEOC

Five Star prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment with regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or veteran status. In addition to federal requirements, Five Star complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has communities and/or facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
4+ years
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