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Estimated Pay $13 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location The Villages, Florida

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Job Description


Watercrest Senior Living Group associates answer a calling to serve seniors and their families every day. They are recognized for their achievements and empowered to share their vast experience with their peers ensuring the quality of our assisted living and memory care services and the well-being of our residents. Our associates champion a culture which nurtures relationships in the interest of acting as trusted advisors. By continuously investing in these servant hearts, Watercrest Senior Living Group develops value-centered leaders who deliver personalized services.


Utility/Prep Cook Associates participate in providing a total quality dining service program. This includes thorough cleaning of dishware, flatware, pots, pans, cooking utensils, equipment, and facilities to meet sanitation standards. Utility Associates may also perform a variety of food preparation duties such as preparing cold foods and shellfish, slicing meat, prepping salads, desserts, hot food prep and brewing coffee or tea.


  • General duties include but are not limited to: cleaning, mopping, sweeping, garbage removal, and dusting kitchen and dining room, and food prep as assigned.
  • Wash and ensuring dishes, pots and pans, and utensils are at the highest standards of cleanliness
  • Cleans dishwasher machine inside and out after each shift
  • Maintains a neat appearance of working areas and cleaning equipment storage areas
  • Cleans floor drains as scheduled and as needed
  • Reports to the Cook or Executive Chef any equipment and supplies that are needed
  • Ensures the proper use of equipment and supplies and upholds cleaning and safety standards
  • Must be in company uniform and resident ready at all times


  • Able to communicate effectively with all levels of management, team members, residents, family members, vendors, referral sources and outside contacts
  • Able to make independent decisions
  • Must be able to communicate in a warm, friendly and caring manner
  • Must be able to follow recipes and menus
  • Must be able to follow direction and prepare meals when the head cook is absent
  • Must fully understand the importance of reliability and timeliness
  • Must possess a passion to work with and around senior citizens


  • High School Graduate or equivalent


  • Experience in professional food service is preferred


The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position:

  • Able to stand or walk 75% of the day
  • Able to concentrate with frequent interruptions
  • Able to work under stress and in emergency situations
  • Able to work under conditions that require sitting, standing, walking, reaching, pulling, pushing, and grasping
  • Able to talk and hear effectively in order to convey instructions and information to residents and team members
  • Occasionally lift/carry up to 50 pounds


  • Work in all areas of the community
  • Subject to reactions from dust, disinfectants and cleaning chemicals and may be exposed to infectious waste, diseases and other conditions
  • Use personal protective equipment and supplies when needed to prevent burns, falls, and infection
  • Personal protective equipment includes infection control kit, rubber gloves and non-slip shoes
  • This position is exposed to very hot water, hot oven temperatures, sharp knives and utensils, and broken glass, slippery wet floors and other ordinary kitchen environmental risks, requirements for personal protective equipment are apron, hair net, chef’s hat and coat, rubber gloves, hot pads, non-slip shoes, short sleeves
  • Subject to infectious diseases, substances and odors
  • Follow Safety Policy & Procedures

Part time, 2 days per week (16 hours)