COOKS - Long Term Care
Vivage - Denver, CO

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VIVAGE Quality Health Partners is a nationally-recognized Long Term Care management company that currently manages 25+ skilled nursing facilities throughout Colorado, 16 in the Denver metro area alone, and rural locations in Greeley, Grand Junction, Holly, Canon City, and Pueblo, and 1 community in the Albuquerque metro, New Mexico area. We have approximately 2,200 employees and over 2,000 healthcare beds. Levels of care at our VIVAGE facilities include: skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Long Term Care, sub-acute ventilator dependence as well as specialty Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Assisted Living care. We have been in Colorado for over 55 years of combined successful outcomes by Quality Life Management and Piñon Management, providing services that enhance and improve operations and consumer satisfaction. VIVAGE is dedicated to person-centered care and we embrace the Eden Alternative™ philosophy. VIVAGE Quality Health Partners brings the “quality of life in aging” and “living well.”

We have an exciting opportunity for COOKS (various shifts)to join to join one of our VIVAGE communities in the metro Denver, Colorado area. We are looking for an experienced candidate with food preparation experience in elder care or related setting, cooking in large quantities, ensuring quality, cost, and safety standards are maintained, and working well with residents and employees.

Requirements include High School diploma / GED, previous dietary background in food preparation, ability to read instructions, with good customer service, organizational and time management skills, and a passion for working with elders.

Many of our VIVAGE homes are Eden registered. We invite you to apply for this opportunity. For consideration, please email your resume to Careers at or apply in person in one of our homes. VIVAGE offers a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits. To learn more about us and the homes we manage, please visit our websites at . VIVAGE brings “quality of life in aging” and “living well” to Long Term Care!


No Agencies or Affiliates, please!

PS : We are now the largest Long Term Care provider in Colorado!


The primary responsibility of your job position is to prepare food and ensure the nutritional care of residents following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities. You are entrusted to follow established policies and procedures as directed by the Dietary Manager, to assure that quality food service is provided at all times.


Review menus prior to preparation of food.

Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Assist in establishing food service production line, etc, to assure that meals are prepared on time.

Prepare meals with an appetizing appearance in accordance with planned menus.

Serve food in accordance with established portion control procedures.

Inspect special diet trays to assure the correct diet is served to the correct resident.

Make only authorized food substitutions.

Perform administrative requirements such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submit to Dietary Manager

Work with the facility’s dietician as necessary and implement recommended changes as required.

Coordinate food service with other departments as necessary.

Wear protective clothing and equipment when handling infectious waste and/or blood/body fluids.

Assist/direct daily or scheduled cleaning duties in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Attend and participate in facility mandatory in-service training programs as scheduled.

Participate and assist in departmental studies and projects as assigned or that may become necessary.

Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information including protected health information.

Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.

Perform all other duties, as assigned.


Must possess, as a minimum, an 8 th grade education.


Must have, as a minimum, one year food experience in a supervisory capacity in hospital, nursing care facility, or other related medical facility preferred (but not necessary).

Specific Requirements

Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Must posses the ability to deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.

Must be knowledgeable of food procedures.

Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.

Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, the appearance of work areas, and perform regular inspections of food service areas for sanitation, order, safety, and proper performance of assigned duties.

Must not pose a direct threat to the heath or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Required Skills

Required Experience