Grand Living
  • 01-Nov-2019 to 31-Dec-2019 (MST)
  • Culinary - Heart of House
  • Coralville, IA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full-Time

The Culinary Trainee is responsible to enhance the overall Resident experience through the provision of exceptional food  by bringing a desire for culinary knowledge and the ability to complete work on-time, each day,  with the energy it takes to thrive in a fast-moving environment. This is to be handled in The Sterling Touch® professional, friendly, courteous, helpful and timely manner, resulting in a very high level  of satisfaction for Residents and their guests. This position is under the general guidance of the Executive Chef in accordance with Community standards, processes, procedures, practices and  philosophy. 

Essential Functions:

  • Participate in Daily Line-up every shift.
  • Greet the Residents, guests, fellow employees and vendors in a friendly and courteous manner.
  • Prepping and preparing vegetables, fruits, salads, dressings and garnishes.
  • Learns how to cook and prepare eggs, meats, pancakes and other breakfast foods in an ala carte setting.
  • Learns how to prepare sandwiches, salads and other simply prepared foods in an la carte setting.
  • Learns how to cook and prepare pastas, potatoes, and grains. Keeps all refrigeration, storage, and working areas in clean, working condition to comply with health department regulations.
  • Ensures food allergy cross contamination prevention.
  • Learns the concepts of scratch cooking, mise en place, professional kitchen behavior, kitchen resiliency, etc.
  • Learns basic line cooking skills, knife skills and knife safety. Responsible for simple plating and presentation techniques.
  • Perform general/routine cleaning tasks using standard cleaning products as assigned by supervisor, for compliance with any health, safety or regulatory standards.



  • High School Diploma or G.E.D
  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school or any other combination of education.
  • Culinary or Apprenticeship program, preferred.



  • Full-Time Hours
  • Shifts: 11:30 AM to 8:00 PM
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