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Fairview Health Services Cook in Lake City, Minnesota


When you come to work at Ebenezer, we promise to support your growth, honor your strengths and empower you to make a difference in the lives of others. Named as a Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 11h time, Ebenezer is Minnesota’s largest senior living organization with over 100 years of excellent service, and we’re growing at an unprecedented rate!

Lake City Care Center is owned by the Mayo Clinic Health System with the daily operations managed by Ebenezer. At any given time, as many as 90 people call the care center their home. Since we opened in 1978, we’ve served thousands of seniors. The care center is connected to a Mayo clinic and hospital, so residents don't have to leave the building for a clinic appointment or emergency care if needed.

The cook is responsible for preparing and cooking meals as assigned using standardized recipes to meet established standards of high quality care. Plates food for optimal eye appeal to entice food consumption by our residents in our skilled nursing community.

This position includes;

  • 64 hours per pay period

  • Evening shifts, 11-7:30pm or 11:30-8pm.

  • Benefit eligible ( PTO, Medical, Dental, Retirement, Tuition Reimbursement)

Responsibilities/Job Description

  • Properly cook foods to specified temperatures & quality standards

  • Follow standardized recipes and products to insure products are consistent in quality and nutritional value.

  • Weigh and measure ingredients per standardized recipes

  • Assemble food within specified time frames.

  • Ensures production and meal service are provided in a timely manner.

  • Accurately complete tasks listed on daily preparation sheets.

  • Plates meals for residents/staff/visitors & volunteers in an attractive manor.

  • Follows the Food Storage Chart for proper food placement under refrigeration and dry storage.

  • Take and document temperatures of food items and makes appropriate adjustments to achieve standards.

  • Handle and prepare food in a safe manner following policies and procedures of infection control and safety

  • Sanitize equipment and work area after each use.

  • May supervise daily operations in absence of management, as well with assist with training new staff and procedure development

  • Responsible for resident/guest customer service and responds appropriately and professionally

  • Assists with events



  • Ability to use technology (computers, micro soft office programs, hand held devices, cell phones)

  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to interact effectively with team members and empathetically with residents

  • Must have good organizational skills along with solid decision making and judgment abilities


  • Vocational/technical related degree

  • ServSafe certification preferred, but we can assist in obtaining

  • One to three years related experience preferred, but not required

  • High volume cooking experience in a similar environment preferred

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As part of Fairview Health Services, Ebenezer is driven to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier and meaningful lives for seniors. Ebenezer’s almost 4,000 employees work as a team to provide the highest quality care to those we serve. Our employees don’t work simply to collect a paycheck; they truly work to make a difference in the lives of older adults in their communities. A culture of caring for others is grounded in our values of Dignity, Integrity, Service, Compassion and Innovation.

We are located in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin hosting a variety of community settings such as; Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory, Transitional and Long term Care. Additionally we offer Adult and Intergenerational Day programs, Community-based services, Management and Consulting Services and The Ebenezer Foundation. Because of our size, variety of community settings, and our partnership with Fairview Health Serviceswe can offer opportunities for career growth and reinvention.

If you share our commitment to quality care for older adults, there’s a place for you at Ebenezer!

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/DisabledAll qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to any lawfully protected status.

Job Locations US-MN-Lake City

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 week ago (1/13/2021 2:03 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-66887

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date Non-Clinical Support Staff

Community Lake City Care Center

Shift evening

Hours per 2 weeks 64

Department Nutrition Services