Pacific Retirement Services

  • Prep Cook - Hotel Like Environment

    Job Location US-CA-Saratoga
    Job ID
    Dining/Food Services
    Location/Org Data : Name
    Saratoga Retirement Community
  • Overview

    Saratoga Retirement Community is Silicon Valley’s finest retirement destination and leader in the Senior Care Industry. Our beautiful 37-acre campus is located just at the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We promote a lifestyle to all of our residents where they can indulge the quality of life following retirement, while engaging in elegance and comfort. As a Life Plan Community, Saratoga provides residents with peace of mind and security for the future.


    We are looking for a Full time Prep Cook for Thursday - Monday (12pm to 8:30pm).



    • Medical, dental, vision
    • Vacation, sick & holiday pay
    • 401(k) with employer match
    • Commuter benefit reimbursement
    • Free on-site parking
    • On-site Fitness & Aquatic Center
    • Scholarship opportunities
    • Discounted on-site meals






    • Under direction of the Chefs and Sous Chefs, prepare lunch and dinner for the Dining Room, tray line, and special events.
    • Under direction of the Chefs and Sous Chefs, delegate to other staff members specific duties that must be done to accomplish dining needs, working ahead as much as possible.
    • Set up dinner serving line and buffet lines. Have all food and condiments necessary for that meal set up and ready to serve 10 minutes prior to service.
    • Make sure that there is an adequate backup supply of food to ensure efficient service at all times. Relieve carver on buffet line as needed.
    • Break down serving line after dinner and ensure that all food is dated and properly put away or disposed of.
    • Maintain clean and orderly work area at all times. Maintain product rotation in walk-in and freezer in kitchen. Maintain orderly dry storage in kitchen.
    • Maintain high level of sanitation in the kitchens.
    • Train new kitchen staff.
    • Must clean any machinery that is used-slicers, buffalo chopper, mixers, etc.
    • Any member of the culinary team must be flexible and be willing to fill any position they are qualified for in either building.



    • Requires a culinary degree or extensive comparable work experience.
    • Maintain a current Food Handlers Card.
    • Have five years’ experience, preferably in high production kitchen with quality standards in preparation and presentation.
    • Able to prepare soups, gravies, and sauces from scratch. Is competent in roasting, braising and sauté techniques.
    • Experience in working ala carte dinner line.


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