at Christian Horizons in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description


At River Birch Living, a part of Christian Horizons, you’ll find a rewarding place to work with the satisfaction that comes from living your purpose and making a real difference in the lives of others. You’ll find an incredible spirit in our community. It’s in the smiles of our residents and the dedication of our associates. It inspires all who share our mission – from chefs and managers to nurses, housekeepers and chaplains. Remarkable people work here and there’s a place here for you.

Founded in 1962, our God-centered mission continues today. Our mission is to cultivate a compassionate and positive environment where living means thriving, where residents live life abundantly.


We are searching for an experienced Chef to oversee kitchen operations, create innovative menus, as well as to prepare and coordinate the preparation of food for residents in a timely manner. This positions is part time that consists of early evenings and alternating weekends.


+ Competitive Wages

+ NAHCA Membership (National Association of Health Care Assistants)

+ PathwayPay (daily pay) – Get your pay, when you need it.

+ Preceptor Program

+ Consistent Assignments

+ Generous PTO Program

+ 403(b) & Flex Spending

+ Oversees the operation of the kitchen, ensuring food is prepared safely, efficiently, and according to specification or request.

+ Prepares and inspects trays for attractiveness and palatability, temperature of foods, and adherence to individual diet requirements.

+ Ensures kitchen runs in accordance with all applicable health, safety, and hygiene codes and standards.

+ Creates and modifies the menu based on food trends, food costs, resident requests, and seasonal availability.

+ Oversees stocking and ordering of ingredients, ensuring necessary ingredients are available and fresh while minimizing spoilage and waste.

+ Ensures that deliveries/supplies are properly checked in, stocked/rotated and maintained in the dietary department in accordance with established policies and procedures. Assumes responsibility for purchasing within stabled department budgets.

+ Ensures that all areas, equipment, tools, supplies, etc. are cleaned, sanitized and properly stored before leaving such areas on breaks and at the end of the workday.

+ Maintains and inspects kitchen equipment and utensils, recommending repairs or replacements as needed.

+ Follows established policies and procedures for use of personal protective equipment.

+ Collaborates with staff on taking on additional duties such as cleaning, serving, and stocking when/if department is short-staffed, or the community is particularly busy

+ Performs other duties as assigned.

+ High school graduate or equivalent

+ Culinary Degree or two (2) years food production in lieu of degree

+ Graduate of a state-approved course in food service handling

+ One (1) year management experience in a lead position in hospitality management

Street: 4012 Cockrell Lane

ID: 2023-8477

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Job Posting: JC247119944

Posted On: Sep 04, 2023

Updated On: Dec 04, 2023

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