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Heritage Ministries Cook in Watertown, New York

Job Description

Don't just take a JOB, start a CAREER with Heritage Ministries and change lives forever. Caring is our calling and the team at Heritage Ministries goes above and beyond this to ensure that the Heritage experience is award-winning for each and every one of our residents. We strive to provide Hope, Dignity, and Purposeful Living in all that we do.

Heritage Ministries at Ives Hill is in growth mode and currently looking for a Cook to join our team! The Cook is responsible for preparing resident meals as determined by daily planned menus. You will find meaningful work in this role with the opportunity to collaborate and make a positive impact every day! Apply now!


  • Prepare and serve high quality food and meals in accordance with planned menus and established portion control procedures.

  • Must ensure that proper storage of raw and leftover foods follows appropriate policy, procedures and regulations.

  • Reviews daily menus for advanced preparation and thawing of food when possible or required.

  • May assist with the development and standardization of recipes, including creating new ways to present food attractively and nutritiously.

  • Takes temperatures of hot foods prior to mealtimes and records such on appropriate documents.

  • Plans cooking schedule to have food prepared on time, but not too far in advance.

  • Keeps work area clean and sanitizes work surfaces. Performs assigned cleaning duties as necessary.

  • Ensure that food items in walk-in cooler and freezer are labeled, dated, and stored correctly and rotated as needed.


  • 4 weeks of PTO on an accrual basis in your first year of employment

  • 7 paid holidays (premium pay if scheduled to work the holiday)

  • Paid sick time

  • Shift Differential

  • 401k with employer match

  • Medical, dental, and vision Insurance

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Paid training opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement plans

  • Employee pharmacy program

  • Special employee recognition and giveaways (you might even win an expense paid vacation like several employees did this year!


  • Must be at least 18 years of age with a High School diploma or GED/TASC equivalent preferred.

  • Minimum 6 months previous experience in a food service department or completion of appropriate training is required.

  • Must be able to meet health assessment requirements, including required testing and health documentation.

  • Ability to lift 60 pounds if necessary with the ability to sit, walk, bend, and twist. Ability to engage in repetitive motions for extended times required.

    If you have a passion for service, work life balance, and enjoy working with others, we want to speak with you! Apply now!

    *A full written job description is available upon request

    *Heritage employees must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination or submit and receive approval for medical or religious exemption.