Job Description

Job Title: Chef - Sherwood Oaks
Job ID: 778175
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Dining Services
Location: 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Township PA 16066


UPMC Senior Communities is hiring a Regular Full-Time Chef to support the Sherwood Oaks facility located in Cranberry TownshipThe ideal candidate for this role will have at least two years of baking experience. Weekend/holiday availability is required.


The Chef coordinates and assists with the activities of assigned personnel involved with preparation, service and clean-up of food for retail operations, patient service and/or catered events provided by the UPMC Food Service Department.


Sherwood Oaks is one of a select number of retirement communities in Pittsburgh licensed by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission. Residents consistently rank this senior community higher than national benchmarks on resident satisfaction. As one of UPMC’s Senior Communities, Sherwood Oaks provides excellence in service for independent living, personal care, memory care and nursing care as an individual’s needs change over time. Sherwood Oaks, nestled in the suburb of Cranberry township, provides easy and fast access to the city of Pittsburgh while also being a part of the Cranberry community. Sherwood Oaks is located at 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Twp, PA, 16066.



  • Assist with human resource functions under the direction of Food Service Management.
  • Assist with supervision of sanitary maintenance of kitchen, performs daily cleaning tasks.
  • Coordinate all catering, retail and patient service kitchen food production activities including, but not limited to: determining quantities to be prepared; appropriate food production methods and recipe adherence; appropriate portioning, plate assembly and merchandising; distribution of products to all points of service; food protection and storage techniques; inspection of purchased raw materials/supplies; completion and accounting of food production records.
  • Emphasize the importance of excellence in service guests and staff.
  • Ensure adherence to standards in all phases of operation to include retail, patient service and catering.
  • Evaluate smell, taste, texture, temperature, appearance and recipe adherence of food produced.
  • Instruct and assist all kitchen food production staff in preparation of products.
  • Monitor performance of catering kitchen equipment, notify Food Service Management of malfunctions, initiate corrective action.
  • Perform quality accountability procedures both on an ongoing individual basis and in coordination with patient and non-patient managers/supervisors.



  • HS diploma/GED required Formal culinary training with cert./degree preferred 2 years quantity food prep. experience required

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
    • Older Adult Protective Services Act

    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $13.94 to $21.26 / hour

Union Position: No

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