Cook – Valley Lodge

West Side Federation For Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc.

Valley Lodge

Job Description:  Cook position

Under the supervision of the Chef/food service manager, assist in meal preparation, serving, and clean up at Valley Lodge.

  • Prepare food for meals under the direction of chef, using standardized kitchen tested recipes.
  • Assist in the work of preparing food, as directed
  • Apportion and serve food to residents and employees
  • Clean work area, equipment, kitchen, and dining area as directed
  • In the absence of the Chef, supervise the food service program during assigned shift, as assigned.


  • Work as a member of a team to establish and maintain high level of care and respect for and communication with residents
  • Work cooperatively with other staff members
  • Share information about resident progress, needs, and problems with other staff in accordance with WSFSSH Confidentiality Policy.
  • Attend training sessions and conferences as required for enhancement of job skills
  • Implement emergency procedures as necessary
  • Submit all required reports in a complete and timely manner
  • Assist with other duties as directed


  • Preferred: At least 1 year experience in a kitchen serving at least 20 people.
  • Preferred: Up to date NYC Food Handler’s Certificate
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Able to work in a multicultural and diverse environment
  • Able to perform job responsibilities.
  • Able to speak, read, and write English (as required by DSS regulation 487.9.13)


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental principle at WSFSSH, where employment is based upon employees’ qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, citizenship status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


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