Cook III

Charlottesville, VA /
Dining Services – Back of the House /
/ On-site
Are you a skilled Chef/Cook that is looking to join a great team of culinarians? Do you value working with fresh local product?

Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge is currently looking for key players to become part of our amazing team. Are you ready for a great work/life balance?

At Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge, we value our associates family’s time and encourage them to have a life outside of work.

You must show pride in your work and want to excel. We want team players that take ownership and want to show their skills.

With venues ranging from Fine dining, Bistro Pub, and Coffee Shop there is something for everyone here and our Chef’s and cooks have opportunity to get creative with menus.

The ideal candidate will show interest in growing their talents and maintaining a high level of quality and attention to detail. We encourage upward mobility and want to promote from within.

And if you have that competitive spirit, bring it on in our quarterly “Knife Fight” culinary competitions.

The Cook III is responsible for and the preparation of a wide variety of menu items following established recipes and procedures to ensure that all food products meet departmental standards and resident expectations. The ideal candidate will show interest in growing their talents and maintaining a high level of quality and attention to detail.  We encourage upward mobility. 

This position has a minimum base rate of $18.00 per hour.


    • Supervises the preparations and service of the restaurant, buffets, care areas and banquets.
    • Provide on the job training for new associates in order to teach cooking skills and ensure compliance with safety, sanitary and food preparation requirements.
    • Prepares and directs preparation of regular and special diet foods according to prescribed menus and recipes.
    • Review production sheets and special event sheets in order to prepare appropriate items and quantity of items for assigned menus and events.
    • Recommends and changes menus with approval of their supervisor to increase resident satisfaction, control waste and improve quality.


    • Experience in a commercial kitchen or a professional culinary program
    • Knowledge of methods, materials and practices of food preparation
    • Ability to use standard food preparation utensils
    • Available to work evening, weekends and holidays
    • Able to uphold Magnetic Values (Multicultural-Accountable-Game Changer- Nurturing- Empowering-Teachable)


    • Three years of experience in commercial, institutional, or related volume food preparation. 
    • ServSafe Certification – preferred (can acquire on site)
    • High School diploma, GED or equivalent
WCBR offers competitive wages, phenomenal, low-cost to associate health and dental insurance, retirement savings with matching plan, education assistance program, as well as other benefits for full-time staff. We even extend some benefit options to the part-time staff!
Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge is a non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community serving over 400 residents with a mission of responding to the dynamic needs of the aging by providing high-quality services and programs in a residential environment. We need YOU to join us in supporting this mission.