Cooks – Food Service Careers


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The Cook is responsible for the preparation and serving of meals for the residents, for cooking a variety of foods that ensure the highest quality and resident satisfaction, maintains cleanliness of food services area. supervises the kitchen staff in the absence of Manager or Lead Cook.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Applies sanitation and safety techniques while working.
  • Responsible for all kitchen activities in the absence of the Food and Nutrition Manager/Lead Cook.
  • Prepares, cooks meals according to menus and recipes and adheres to all diets.
  • Measures and mixes food ingredients according to recipes and menus, preparing all types of food according to accepted food production methods and regulatory requirements.
  • Practices and applies portion control during preparation and service of all diets.
  • Performs cleaning and maintenance of kitchen community and equipment according to schedules, and procedures. Maintains logs. 
  • Communicates and changes or substitutions on daily menus to supervisor.
  • Ensures proper labeling, dating and rotation of foods in all storage areas.
  • Works in accordance with safety guidelines established by the community with emphasis on the use of proper body mechanics and safe work practices.
  • Familiar with food service disaster plan.

Our benefits include the following:

Employee Wellness Programs

  • Discounted gym membership
  • Annual health assessments
  • Many wellness campaigns and challenges
  • Company sponsored local events
  • No cost flu shots
  • Smoking cessation program
  • Smoke free campuses
  • Online doctor visits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free counseling, legal consultations and referrals

Retirement Plan

  • 100% company funded / minimum account balance $4,000.
    (Minimum eligibility requirements apply)

Health Plan

  • Eligibility includes dental and vision after just 60 days.

Company Paid Life Insurance

  • $10,000 + Additional $10,000 AD&D coverage.

Paid Time Off Programs

  • Flexible Paid Time Off Plan (includes 9 holidays)
  • Short Term Disability
  • Sick Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Pay

Voluntary Benefits Available

  • Additional Life Insurance for employee spouse and children
  • Long Term Disability – wage protection
  • Aflac plans available

Employee Referral Program

Do you know someone who might be a perfect fit for Eskaton? Refer a friend and collect some extra cash for a successful hire! There is no limit to the number of referrals you can make. Eskaton Recruitment Sign-on Bonus and Employee Referral Bonus

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(Some restrictions may apply.)

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With over 2,000 employees and 36+ properties in Northern California, Eskaton is a great company to build your career with while uplifting and supporting the lives of older adults and their families.

Eskaton is a nonprofit senior services provider that has served Northern California’s older adults for over 50 years. Through innovative approaches to health, housing and social services, Eskaton is Transforming the Aging Experience by offering life-enriching experiences and creating a culture of purposeful living. Certified as “A Great Place to Work” by Fortune Magazine and selected by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the “Best Places to Work,” Eskaton genuinely cares about the financial security, health and well-being of their staff members. In addition to competitive pay and comprehensive benefits that include a company-funded retirement program, Eskaton employees appreciate knowing their work makes a real difference in the community and in the lives they touch.

Hear why joining the Eskaton family provides a sense of purpose. Cooks – Food Service Careers


Eskaton’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of older adults through innovative health, housing and social services. Our employees are an integral part of achieving this mission, as they fulfill an important role at Eskaton by bringing their own unique gifts to make that mission stronger.

Eskaton’s vision is to Transform the Aging Experience. Due to social and cultural influences, many have come to view the aging process as something negative or something to be feared. In contrast, Eskaton and our employees see aging as a wonderful gift that should be embraced, as it is filled with opportunities for growth, new relationships and inspired wellness. We are committed to changing the narrative around aging and approaching older adults with respect, admiration and positivity.

Eskaton is dedicated to ensuring our culture mirrors our core values: inclusive, innovative, ethical, transparent and purpose-driven. We help our residents live as independently as possible by empowering them with the support they require to live their optimal life.

As a nonprofit organization, Eskaton’s key stakeholders have always been, and will remain, our residents and team members. As such, we invest in programs and practices that benefit them directly and demonstrate how highly their quality of life is valued. We are dedicated to enhancing the well-being of older adults through the development of life enrichment programs and the integration of innovative technology. Ensuring that we have available wellness programs and additional support for our staff is equally important. 


Best Place To Work March-2022-23         2019 Best Work Places for Aging Services logo 2018 Sacramento Business Journal Best Place To Work logo   Voted Sacramento's Healthiest Employers 2016


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