Job Description

Dining Services
Specific Schedule
5:00am-1:30pm various days, including weekends/holidays (2-3 days per week)
Regular Part-Time
Village Center
USD $13.25/Hr.
USD $14.84/Hr.

Job Summary

Calling all cooks!

Are you looking for work life balance?

Do you have a tendency to do the right thing even when no one is looking?

Do you understand AND value the concept of team work?

If the answer is "yes", then Friendship Village would like to discuss employment opportunities with you.

Friendship Village is a premier senior living establishment with a resort style approach to Dining.

We don’t just say our employees are our best asset, we prove it daily with Exceptional Pay, Exceptional Benefits and a Focus on Work/Life Balance.

Friendship Village is seeking an experienced Cook for our part-time position in our cafe. This is a high-volume position.

Starting Pay Range: $13.25 to 14.84 per hour, based on experience

Schedule: 5:00am-1:30pm, various days, 2-3 days per week, including holidays/weekends


  • Prepares entrees and side dishes for the Village Café per printed tickets.
  • Responsible for timeliness and accuracy of all orders.
  • Orders should be produced with a maximum ticket time of 9 minutes, utilizing the highest culinary standards and in accordance with recipes.
  • Interacts with team members, residents and guests in a friendly, helpful and professional manner.
  • Maintains food production service areas in a neat, clean, safe and sanitary manner.
  • Follows all regulatory requirements as mandated by state, federal and local agencies.

What Our Employees Say

An review from a Cook on August 29, 2018 says, "It was a great place to work for. I really enjoyed my time there. The people and employees where wonderful. I also enjoyed talking to the loving residents there."

Education & Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent (GED) preferred.
  • Minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Two or more years’ of culinary experience preferred.
  • Must acquire a food handler’s card within 30 days of hire.
  • High-volume experience is preferred.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • 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.
  • May be exposed to extreme temperatures (freezers and stoves-range burners) for short periods of time.
  • May be exposed to industrial cleaning chemicals.
  • Ability to lift and or move up to 50 pounds independently.
  • Requires visual and hearing acuity.

Employee Benefits

At Friendship Village, we truly value our employees. We offer part-time employees a benefits package including:

  • 403B Retirement Savings Plan – Employer Match (must work 20 hours/wk)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Opportunities for Advancement
  • Competitive Pay
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off/Vacation
  • Educational Grant Program (must work 15 hours/wk)
  • Employee Discounts
  • Employee Wellness Program and Gym On-site
  • Discounted Employee Meals
  • Discounted Bus Passes
  • Emergency Loan Program
  • Employee Events
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Trip Reduction Program
  • Leave of Absence Policy
  • Paid Bereavement Leave
  • Military Time Off

Hospitality Focus

Friendship Village Tempe fully embraces a culture of hospitality. To that end, we include the following hospitality promises as a guide for our interpersonal interactions with residents, co-workers, and guests:

  • We greet residents, employees and guests warmly, by name and with a smile.
  • We treat everyone with courteous respect.
  • We strive to anticipate resident, employee and guest needs and act accordingly.
  • We listen and respond enthusiastically in a timely manner.
  • We hold ourselves and one another accountable.
  • We embrace and value our differences.
  • We make residents, employees and guests feel important.
  • We ask “Is there anything else I can do for you?”
  • We maintain high levels of professionalism, both in conduct and appearance, at all times.
  • We pay attention to details.

Our Mission

Friendship Village Tempe lives our life-care promise in a community where residents and staff are engaged in enjoying life as one.

Our Vision

To be known as the leading retirement community that embraces individuality while delivering an innovative and compassionate environment in which we live and work.

Our Core Values

  • We interact honestly and fairly, with integrity and openness.
  • We intentionally respect and embrace the perspective of each individual.
  • We are passionate about consistently delivering exceptional service.
  • We are innovative and creative leaders.
  • We work together to cultivate meaningful relationships.

Our Reputation

Friendship Village is a place employees can wake up happy to come to work each day. We take pride in our exceptional culture of family and hospitality.

We hold a 4.5 star rating on Glassdoor.

We have a 4.0 star rating on Indeed. has awarded us a 5 star rating.

Our staff and residents rate us 4.6 stars on Facebook.

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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