Executive Chef in Austin, MN at Primrose Retirement Communities

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-time - 30 + hours
  • Location:
    Austin, MN
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 - 3 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Executive Chef

Full-Time; Rotating Shifts

If you’re compassionate and enjoy helping others, consider becoming a part of the Primrose Retirement Team.  Work with a team of caring individuals with a reputation for providing exceptional care and an excellent assisted living experience for seniors. This may be just the work-family you are looking for.

Primrose offers a competitive salary, a full benefits package including a 401K match, 3 weeks of PTO, and so much more!

Primrose Retirement Communities was founded in 1989 based on the premise that a retirement community must reward its residents with value, comfort, security, and convenience. It has been our pleasure to create beautiful apartment homes  complemented by outstanding homelike environment. From the beginning our company office has been in Aberdeen, South Dakota, a community known for its friendly, honest and hard-working people. Those are the characteristics that guide each of our 40 plus Primrose Retirement Communities across 19 states.


Able to perform designated work and cleaning routines for the dietary/kitchen department. Overall supervision and responsibilities of Kitchen duties and staff including menu planning, food orders, staff training and managing work schedules.


  • Perform defined work routines, using various dietary utensil supplies and equipment assigned by the Manager or Owners.

  • Follow established reporting protocol:

    • Inform manager of supply and equipment needs.

    • Any damaged fixtures, equipment, or repair needs.

    • Unsafe or malfunctioning equipment.

    • Any conditions conducive to controlling insects, rodents or other vermin.

  • Attend scheduled staff meetings

  • Work a rotating weekend schedule 
  • Attend any in-service educational programs recommended by the Manager

  • Follow defined safety codes while performing all duties. Documentation of water, refrigerator and freezer temperatures required by the state. Responsibility and making sure all state Policies are followed

  • Follow all Infection Control procedures

  • Understand facility's fire and disaster plans and follow established procedures during drills and actual emergencies

  • Be knowledgeable of all federal, state, and facility's rules, regulations, and policies and procedures

  • Perform any other duties or special assignments as directed by the Manager of Dietary Manager and/or other management

  • Making sure all meal counts are done and followed each week and recorded correctly.

Job Requirements


  • Education: High School diploma preferred.

  • Experience: One (1) to Two (2) years previous institutional dietary service preferred.

  • Aptitude: Ability to read, write, understand and follow written and oral instructions to follow recipe directions and diet orders and work assignment

  • Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks with frequent interruption

  • Able to handle a busy environment.

  • Supervisor responsibilities over all employees. Able to give direction and proper training of kitchen staff

  • Numerical ability is necessary for recipe preparation and proper measuring for food preparation. Proper measuring for chemicals and cleaning agents.

  • Previous experience in menu preparation and ordering of food

  • Motor coordination and manual dexterity is required for various work routines such as preparing food items, serving meal trays, handling soiled dishes, operating dietary equipment and cleaning work area

  • Able and willing to work flexible hours, such as willingness to pick up shifts for ill calls.

 Physical Demands: Must be able to reach, stoop, bend, carry and manipulate various food items.  Lifting, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs., using proper body mechanics or available equipment to help.  Physical activity required throughout the shift.

  • Exposure to temperature and humidity changes in the kitchen such as: the area near or around the ovens, refrigeration, ranges, dish washing machines. 


PRIMROSE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY is an equal opportunity employer.


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