Cook (Full-Time)

Falls Church, VA

About Goodwin Living

Goodwin Living is the #1 Washington Post Top Workplace for 2023!

Explore our current job listings below and find out what makes us a Top Workplace by exploring what makes us a diverse workplace, our great benefits and our opportunities for career growth. You can also know us better through team member stories. We’d love to welcome you to our team!

Cook (Full-Time)

Celebrated as the #1 Top Workplace in the D.C. region for 2023 by The Washington Post, Goodwin Living is more than a team – it's a global family of individuals who represent more than 65 countries.

Why Our Team Members Vote Us #1

Goodwin Living ranks #1 thanks to team members who respond to an annual survey conducted by a neutral, third-party resource. Here are some reasons they honor us with this ranking:

Embracing Diversity: Our strength is in our diverse team from over 65 countries, fostering an inclusive and vibrant culture that values every voice. 

Growth and Opportunities: We bolster personal and professional development, offering myriad opportunities, from on-the-job training to mentorship programs and financial support, to help you reach your full potential. 

Valuing Our Team Members: By prioritizing team member satisfaction, we create a fulfilling work environment with competitive benefits, work-life balance, and recognition programs, ensuring our team feels appreciated and valued. 

About the Position

At Goodwin Living, our cooks provide a pleasurable dining experience for residents by preparing high quality food. They manage all aspects of food preparation and production in an environment that meets sanitation guidelines. 

The pay is $20-$23/hr depending on experience.

Job Duties

  • Assisting with stocking and setting up the kitchen station.
  • Preparing food including cleaning and cutting the ingredients and cooking main dishes, desserts, appetizers and snacks. 
  • Plating prepared foods based on the chef’s guidance. 
  • Working with servers to ensure that orders are completed according to request and on time.
  • Ensuring that the kitchen operation procedures and hygiene meet food safety standards and regulations.

Job Requirements

  • High school degree or equivalent 
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience as line cook in a Health Care Facility is a plus 

Dining Services at Goodwin Living  

Be surrounded by people who love what they do. Goodwin Living Dining Services team members work in a warm, welcoming environment. In Dining Services, you’ll have the opportunity learn and grow, and you’ll develop meaningful relationships with your coworkers and with the residents of our communities. Whether you seek to build a career in hospitality and dining services, or supporting your next move, by joining our Dining Services team, you’ll be an important part of our mission of service. 

A sampling of our many benefits!

We’ve got you covered with incredible benefits, whether you work full-time, part-time, or PRN (as needed). Here’s a glimpse of what we offer to Full-Time team members:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance
  • DailyPay: Work and get paid the same day!
  • Tuition Assistance for Career Development
  • Financial assistance with U.S. Citizenship application or DACA Renewal
  • Tutoring for ESL, Citizenship Test & GED
  • Staff Emergency Grants
  • Free Meals, Access to a Fitness Center, Pool, and More

About Goodwin Living

At Goodwin Living, we can all find work with purpose! As a nonprofit senior living and healthcare organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, we are driven by our mission: to support, honor and uplift the lives of older adults and those who care for them. Our commitment to our team members is written directly into that statement. We create an enriching and supportive work environment that has inspired our team members to vote us into the Washington Post Top Workplace rankings since 2019, and they made us #1 in 2023!

Goodwin Living is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an AARP Employer Pledge Signer. We take pride in our inclusive work culture that values diversity and fosters talent. With us, you are more than just a team member; you are part of a community committed to excellence and continuous learning.