Cook- Woodland – $13.00-$13.66

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society
September 11, 2019
Brainerd, MN
Job Type


Join our not-for-profit organization that has provided nearly 100 years of housing and services to seniors with a commitment to quality care and service in a Christian environment.

Show YOU care, join us today!

Cook- Woodland - $13.00-$13.66

Come Join our TEAM!!!

Location: 3860 - GSS Woodland

100 Buffalo Hills Ln E
Brainerd, Minnesota, 56401-4554
United States

Employment Type: Cook positions are full time 60-80 hours per bi-weekly pay period, which makes them benefit eligible.

Hourly: 13.00 - 13.66

Shift: Shifts range from 5:00am-8:00pm due to kitchen needs. This position is a float between our Care Center and Assisted Living. Cook positions require every other weekend and every other holiday.

Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference in someone's life? Consider joining our team in the kitchen as a Cook at Good Samaritan Society - Woodland! You will have the opportunity every day to touch people's lives by providing dining services to our elderly residents that will brighten and bring joy to their day.

We offer health, dental and vision insurance, along with paid time off benefits, holiday pay, retirement benefits, scholarships, casual fun days, advancement opportunities and more.

Prior work experience in quantity cooking and therapeutic diets or related experience in a similar type facility is preferred but not required. Servsafe is preferred. If you are not currently servesafe certified, the society will pay to obtain certification.

Job Summary

You bake, you mix, you mash, you pour your heart into the meals you serve. If the kitchen is your domain and you love serving others, then the Good Samaritan Society offers the opportunity to use your experience in a challenging but exciting position as a Cook.

What's in it for you: You will work in a faith-based organization with daily devotions and prayer before meetings (if you choose to participate). And you'll be part of a family, offering love and compassion to residents as part of a dedicated and diverse care team. Just ask our employees - it's what they love most about their role at the Society. That, and our opportunities for advancement.

You're a good fit if: You have a good work ethic, are a team player and have a compassionate nature. You should also know your way around a commercial kitchen and be competent with general cooking practices, including proper measuring, cooking temperatures and contamination prevention.

What you'll do: A typical day includes working as part of a team to prepare and serve meals for residents, including those with multiple dietary restrictions. You'll serve snacks and supplements and connect with residents each day as you document nutritional intake. You'll also help with dining and kitchen cleanup, safety monitoring, and sanitary practices. It's fast-paced work, but the time goes quickly.

You're qualified for this position if: You meet all qualifications outlined below.

Throughout our organization, we aim to fulfill the most basic of human needs: to feel loved, valued and at peace. Are you ready to join our team?


Prior work experience in quantity cooking and therapeutic diets or related experience in a similar type of setting is preferred.
Ability to measure and comprehend certain quantities. Certification as a food protection manager by ServSafe or other equivalent ANSI approved program is preferred before assuming duties of person in charge.
Basic ability to communicate and comprehend. Able to demonstrate knowledge of foodborne diease prevention and apply food safety principles.

The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive, employee-approved benefits package for qualifying employees. The variety of benefits include: health benefits, a retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, voluntary benefits and much more! To review all of the great benefits and benefit eligibility, visit:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status. For more information including state-specific protections, please visit:


All qualified applicants will recieve consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status.

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