Members of our culinary teams at Prestige enjoy being a part of a tight-knit team and getting to know their residents and their preferences over time. We serve food that makes a difference! The meals we provide our patients and residents are critical to their recovery. The consistent, reliable schedule is also a happy change for those accustomed to the unpredictability of restaurant work—most of our staff are out the door by 8pm!
Have you ever wanted your strong culinary background and passion for food to help you make a difference? Are you interested in growing your culinary career into a leadership position? A culinary career at our communities and care centers can encompass all of those goals … and more. Combine your love for culinary and love of serving people to touch the lives of our residents every single day.
WHY JOIN THE PRESTIGE CARE FAMILY IN A CULINARY ROLE AND WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?
- There are many culinary leadership jobs out there – not many of them will allow you to know and interact with the folks eating your culinary creations day in and day out.
- Act as a leader at the community to provide the best in service to our amazing residents.
- The ability to coach, guide, and train fellow culinary department staff – share your passion for food to help grow team members that you collaborate with daily.
- Get to know your eaters (we call them residents) and build relationships through food.
I choose to work for Prestige Care because of the strong family orientation, promote-from-within culture, and the ability to make an impact daily in the lives of our residents.Blake, Prestige Care Central Support
Prestige is a company that truly lives out the core values in everything they do. They treat their employees and residents with dignity and respect.Karie, Prestige Senior Living Executive Director
Prestige treats me like a valued member of the family and my supervisor genuinely cares about my success. It's fulfilling to know that my work in our Central Support office contributes to increasing the quality of life of our residents and patients.Megan, Central Support at Prestige Care
I am honored to work for a company who believes in doing the right thing for people and I like to know that I am helping make a difference in people's lives every day.Mia, Prestige Senior Living Executive Director
It’s a challenging environment because of how many different diets we have here, but it’s fun and I enjoy it, I like learning new stuff everyday. I love the residents and who I work with, and I like what I do. I do my best to make everyone happy around here.Nancy, Discovery Nursing & Rehab of Vancouver Cook
Nope! While previous food service experience is needed for positions like Cook or Dining Services Manager, it is not required for those starting in the Dietary Aide role. You will develop your skills through on-the-job training, gaining valuable experience and opportunity to further your culinary career.
Food Handler permits are required for all roles. While you do not need an active permit to apply, you will be expected to obtain one prior to starting full duty requirements.
Prior food service experience, especially in a clinical setting such as a hospital, is particularly useful due to the therapeutic diets we serve. Those in Cook or management roles are required to have a ServSafe certification.
An important quality that our Food & Nutrition/Dining Services managers look for in new team members is an ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. The dietary needs of our residents vary (for example, one patient may be diabetic, another needs to gain weight, etc.) and the meal preparation for some is more time intensive than others.
Another important quality is a caring nature. Caring for our residents and their wellbeing is crucial to understanding the importance of this team. Unlike culinary skills, food safety, or sanitation, this is something we can’t teach!
Our best employees are those who see the kitchen as one unit and are agile to change. While there are multiple roles working within it, it requires the collective efforts of all to keep things running smoothly.
Our culinary team members provide three meals a day plus a snack to all our residents—we have communities that range in size from 50 residents to more than 200. While exact shifts vary by location, culinary team members are split into day and evening shifts to cover these meals times.