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Bozeman Health Salad Prep - Hillcrest (FT- 36 Hours/ week) in Bozeman, Montana

Position Summary:

Hillcrest Senior Living Community is seeking a dedicated salad prep/line cook to join our team. The salad prep/line cook position participates as a member of the food production staff to prepare and serve a culinary experience to our residents and their guests. This position is responsible for preparing high-quality salads, dressings, and ingredients for the creation of compound salads and various dishes, and providing support for the smooth operation of our kitchen. Specific tasks and prep lists will be assigned each shift. This role requires precision, efficiency, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Complete ServSafe Certification within four (4) months of start date


  • One (1) year experience as prep/line cook.

Essential Job Functions:

In addition to the essential functions of the job listed below, employees must have on-time completion of all required education as assigned per DNV requirements, Bozeman Health policy, and other registry requirements.

  • Development: Participates in production team meetings, menu, and recipe development

  • Food Preparation: Prepare vegetables, fruits, meats, and other ingredients according to recipes and portion sizes. This includes slicing, dicing, chopping, and marinating.

  • Salad Assembly: Assemble salads and other cold dishes with accuracy and attention to presentation standards.

  • Dressing Preparation: Prepare salad dressings and sauces according to established recipes, ensuring consistency in flavor and quality.

  • Stock Management: Monitor and manage ingredient inventory levels to ensure freshness and minimize waste.

  • Sanitation and Hygiene: Adhere to food safety and sanitation guidelines, maintaining a clean and organized work area at all times.

  • Assist in Kitchen Operations: Support the kitchen team with various tasks as needed, including dishwashing, cleaning, and organizing storage areas.

  • Collaboration: Work closely with other kitchen staff to coordinate food preparation and ensure timely delivery of orders.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Adherence to recipes, standards, health department regulations, and company quality standards.

  • Thrives in a busy and demanding environment.

  • Menu creation based on existing inventory.

  • Flexibility for varied shifts.

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.

  • Demonstrates sound judgment and patience and maintains professionalism.

  • Displays creativity, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

  • Detail-oriented with organizational and prioritization abilities.

  • Exercises tact, discretion, and sensitivity and maintains confidentiality.

  • Ability to adjust recipe quantities (upscale/downscale).

  • Proficient with commercial kitchen equipment.

  • Knowledgeable in various baking techniques.

  • Familiarity with adapting recipes to specific needs.

  • Strong attention to detail for high-quality baked goods.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Effective communication and teamwork.

  • Understanding of food safety and sanitation guidelines.

  • Proficient in reading, basic math, writing, and following directions.

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting, Pushing, and Pulling: Lift 30 pounds of weight (pick up supplies, move equipment, etc.) Carry equipment/supplies.

  • Extended Hours: The role may involve working for extended periods, requiring sitting, walking, or standing for eight or more hours daily.

  • Flexible Schedule: The position may necessitate working beyond a standard 40-hour workweek, including weekends and after-hours shifts

  • On-Call Availability: On-call work may be required to respond promptly to organizational, patient, or employee needs

  • Effective Communication: Proficient in effective communication, both in person and through various technologies

  • Handling Challenging Situations: The role may involve dealing with upset individuals, requiring the ability to de-escalate situations and work effectively with frustrated patients, families, or employees

  • Repetitive Tasks: Ability to perform repetitive tasks as needed to fulfill job responsibilities


Tasks Include Potential Exposure: Job tasks may involve exposure to:

  • Bloodborne pathogens, such as blood, bodily fluids, or tissues.

  • Radiation in settings where medical imaging procedures are performed

  • Various chemicals and medications used in healthcare settings. Job tasks may involve handling cleaning products, disinfectants, and other substances.

  • Infectious diseases due to contact with patients in areas that may have contagious illnesses

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

77362301 Hillcrest Nutrition Services

Working at Bozeman Health is more than just a job--it's a commitment to caring for the communities of Southwest Montana by being their partner in health and wellness, compassionately delivering the best care for each person, every time. In every role, our employees are inspired by their ability to care for our community and our Culture of Excellence guides each employee to be a high performer, engage in transparent and timely communication, demonstrate dynamic learning and teaching, excel through change, express gratitude and experience joy.