Cook - Meadowlark (Sparta) Full Time

Porter Hills Retirement Communities & Services | Sparta, MI

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Posted Date 3/12/2019


Food Services


Title: Cook

Full Time (32 hours per week, 6a-2p) (some holidays/weekends required) OR Part Time 24 hours per week (some holidays/weekends required)

Location: Meadowlark, 65 Ida Red, Sparta, MI 49345

Compensation: $13/hour

Job Duties: Meadowlark is seeking a cook to work within the Dining Services department to ensure that high quality, properly seasoned, nutritious food is being provided throughout the operation, in a fiscally responsible and safe manner. Works cooperatively as a valued member of the Dining Services team, assisting with any aspect of the Dining Services Program necessary. This position involves the physical work of preparing food in a commercial kitchen environment. These responsibilities include moving inventory, product, carts, etc. as well as food preparation and production using kitchen utensil and commercial kitchen equipment. Experience not necessary - we will teach the skills necessary to succeed! Must possess the willingness to make a positive difference lives of elders. You will work in a friendly and learning environment - come join us!

About Meadowlark Retirement Village:

“Making life better for those in our care.” Our Mission is acknowledged each day as friends and relatives of our Elders take the time to tell us how much they appreciate the care their loved one is being given.

Elders, relatives, friends and the Care Staff rave about Meadowlark Retirement Village because they see a team committed to the individual as well as their continued devotion to maintaining excellence.

Nestled in the charming town of Sparta, MI – this is country living at its best! From the cleanliness of the building, the homemade meals provided to our Elders through our individually selected Dining Services Team, and the exceptional level of care provided by all staff, Meadowlark Retirement Village is a unique and very special Community that prides itself on the highest quality of care while continuing to support the Elder’s individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Benefits: Can vary based on options selected and Full Time or Part Time status. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance

  • Daycare at Porter Hills Village (with 25% discount for staff!)

  • Verizon cell phone discount

  • 401k with employer match

  • Company sponsored HRA

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Davenport University discount


  • Must possess, as a minimum, a 10th grade education

  • Be 16 years or older

  • Must possess excellent communication skills

  • Must possess knowledge of the appropriate skills for communicating with individuals of all ages, especially the geriatric population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience in a senior living environment is a plus

Position Requirements



Competitive pay


Cook - Meadowlark (Sparta) Full Time

Number of Openings



Meadowlark Retirement Village

About the Organization

Porter Hills is a care provider of choice in West Michigan, with a strong reputation and 43+ years of experience. Porter Hills invests in knowledge, programs and services that are redefining quality of life for seniors and their families in West Michigan. We model innovative practices that integrate care, community and commerce in exciting new ways. We lead strategic collaborations that bring out the best in the elder care sector for the benefit of all.

Full-Time or Part-Time


EOE Statement

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Type
Full time

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