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We're looking for a chef/cook to join our dietary team! Our ideal candidate will be creative and passionate about food and customer satisfaction. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be a team player and have supervisory experience. We're a smaller retirement community that is looking for a chef to bring new entrees and ideas for our residents.


* Willing to be vaccinated for Covid-19 or show Covid-19 vaccination record 


Chef responsibilities include studying recipes, assisting in setting up menus and preparing high-quality dishes. You should be able to delegate tasks to kitchen staff to ensure meals are prepared in a timely manner. You should be familiar with sanitation regulations (ServeSafe certification or willing to be ServeSafe certified). If you have experience with advanced cooking techniques and non-traditional ingredients, we’d like to meet you. Ultimately, you’ll prepare and deliver a complete menu that delights our residents. 



  • Study each recipe and gather all necessary ingredients 

  • Cook food in a timely manner 

  • Delegate tasks to kitchen staff 

  • Ensure appealing plate presentation 

  • Supervise dietary aides and assist as needed 

  • Slightly modify recipes to meet customers’ needs and requests (e.g. reduce salt, remove dairy, soft or pureed) 

  • Monitor food stock and assist with placing orders 

  • Check freshness of food and discard out-of-date items 

  • Experiment with recipes and suggest new ingredients 

  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety regulations within the kitchen area 

Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Proven work experience as a Chef or Cook 

  • Hands-on experience with various kitchen equipment 

  • Advanced knowledge of culinary, baking and pastry techniques 

  • Leadership skills 

  • Ability to remain calm and undertake various tasks 

  • Excellent time management abilities 

  • Up-to-date knowledge of cooking techniques and recipes 

  • Familiarity with sanitation regulations 

  • Culinary school diploma preferred 

  • ServeSafe Certification required 

Quality Living. Exceptional Care.

Since 1923, Bethany Home has been dedicated to giving care appropriate to the varying needs of each resident. We strive to make Bethany a home where Christian love and concern for each individual resident is our guiding principle. Bethany Home is a non-for-profit retirement community located in Dubuque, Iowa.

Those four words mirror Bethany Home, as we offer an environment in which residents thrive – emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Come join our Bethany Family and be a part of our respectful, professional, fun and friendly work environment, where everyone is treated like family as we provide top notch care to our residents!


Job Type: Full-time position as a combination of 1st and 2nd shift as well as rotating weekends and holidays.


Hourly wage would be starting at $18 per hour based on experience.

Work Location: In person

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