Pantry/Prep Cook - Full Time

Baywood Court - Castro Valley, CA (30+ days ago)3.1

Baywood Court is committed to seniors so they may age in health, happiness and dignity.

We are a very active non-profit, multi-level retirement community nestled in Castro Valley in search of motivated individuals with a willingness to learn and the desire to make a positive impact on the residents that live within our community.

Baywood Court strives to provide the highest level of hospitality to each resident and guest within our facility.

Position available for a full time Pantry/Prep Cook

32 hours per week, 9 am - 5:30 pm

We are a 24/7 facility therefore one must be able to work weekends and holidays as required.

All applicants are required to complete and pass a drug screening, physical exam with tuberculosis (TB) skin test, and criminal clearance through FBI and Department of Justice. The background search includes minor misdemeanors and DUIs.

Ideal candidates have a strong work ethic, are hospitality minded, always put forth their best effort, excellent communication skills, follow directions and guidance from supervisory and management team, able to work well with others and adhere to safety and sanitation regulations, possess a sense of urgency, pay attention to the "little things", and are able to function in a high volume, fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.

Responsible for preparing items for cooking. Must have knowledge of use of kitchen equipment.
Responsible for pantry organization. Prepares all cold sauces, dressings, salads, and desserts for customer service, salad bar, buffets, banquets and tableside service. Prepare all orders as turned in by wait staff and ensure all orders are cooked and according to order.
Prepares the preparation of all food served, following standard recipes and special diet orders. Plans food production to coordinate with meal serving hours, so that excellence, quality, temperature and appearance of food is preserved.
Determines amount and type of food and supplies required for daily menus and seeing that supplies are obtained from storage areas in adequate time for meal production.


Ability to understand and follow instructions in English, communicate effectively, and perform simple arithmetic. Ability to understand measurements and conversions.
A minimum of one to two years’ kitchen experience as a prep-cook in a hotel, restaurant, club or similar institution.
Ability to plan and organize work, to interpret instructions, recipes, specifications and standards.
Knowledge of kitchen equipment operations and maintenance. Some knowledge of nutrition and diet.

Must be able to stand or walk for up to 8 hours per day. Must be able to bend, stoop, and stretch frequently throughout the day. Moderate to heavy physical effort needed infrequently. Manual dexterity for preparing food. Ability to use standard industrial kitchen appliances required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. independently. May be exposed to extreme temperatures (freezers and stoves-range burners) for short periods of time. May be exposed to industrial cleaning chemicals. Must be able to see, hear, and communicate with others.

What Can Baywood Court Offer You?

  • Generous PTO package (accrue up to 20 days within first year) for FT employees
  • Eligible to enroll in the medical, dental, vision, life insurance plans the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment (FT employees)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match - 3%!
  • Scholarships available for students currently in college or a certified trade school
  • Work/life balance
  • Company functions - Summer Outings, BBQs, Holiday Party, Monthly All Staff Meetings, Halloween Costume Contest, etc.
  • Use of health and wellness services - swimming pool and gym
  • Sense of fulfillment and opportunity to form meaningful relationships with the elderly
  • Safety bingo - black out prize is up to $500!
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Baywood Court is an equal opportunity employer.