Job Function: Dietary
Schedule: Full Time Part Time
Location: Sioux Falls
Job Shift: Varies


Dow Rummel Leadership wants every person who chooses to join our team to understand that they play a very important part of a much larger story of our residents’ lives.  It is our mission that Dow Rummel Village associates create joy-filled memories with this respected and unique generation. 

Dow Rummel is a non-profit organization located in Sioux Falls, SD and has been the premier life plan community in the area for over 55 years.

All Dow Rummel Employees are required to be both COVID and Influenza Vaccinated.


The Cook – Licensed Neighborhoods will prepare (and at times, serve) meals as specified in the menus and recipes prepared by the dietician, using proper food handling, sanitation, and infection control procedures.  The Cook also partners with the team of line cooks and dietary aides as to ensure production and presentation is of high quality, meeting the dietician standards to our residents. 


Helps and monitors food production and presentation in the absence of the Director of Food Service. Requires an understanding of federal, state, and local food sanitation regulations. May serve as an expeditor when needed. 

Are you an advocate for empathy? This position requires someone who is responsible for understanding the importance of empathy. Most importantly, it will be your job to create human connection with residents during their most vulnerable moments.

Are you a natural observer?  This position requires someone who is above all, genuinely interested in naturally discovering residents’ interests, abilities, and what makes each resident who they are.


  • 4-6 years of experience in the dietary field preferred
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions
  • Comfortable working with and (at times) supervising dietary aides
  • Understand and follow recipes and serve proportion control diets
  • Able to stand for long periods of time and work in extreme hot and cold conditions
  • Passion for educating servers on food taste and creation
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and must be comfortable interacting with guests, co-workers, and residents. 
  • Must demonstrate ability to be energetic, enthusiastic and creative in working with residents.
  • Has ability to understand and follow task orientation and instructions, rules and procedures as outlined in orientation and training.  
  • ServSafe certification is required within 6 months of hire.


  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Offering three different medical plans, starting as low as (per paycheck):
      • Family: $270.04
      • EE + Children $83.22
      • EE + Spouse $105.32
      • Single $18.73
  • Dow Rummel contributes $100.00 a month to employees HSA account
  • Delta Dental
  • VSP Vision
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Wellness Center Membership
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Life Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Optional HSA Account with Dow Rummel Village adding funds each pay period
  • Cell Phone Discount (Verizon/AT&T)


  • Every department at Dow Rummel has their own “week” – to celebrate how that department contributes to the greatness of our community
  • Dow Rummel has partnered with the Sioux Falls School District and Vocational Rehab to bring Project Search into our community. An opportunity for Students with Disabilities to work in each department during the school year to gain and grow real-world professional experience as they prepare for their career after high school.
  • We offer scholarships for staff to use towards any courses attended as well as community colleges and Universities.
  • Both State Certified Medication Aide and Certified Nursing Aide classes are offered to staff, hosted in-house and paid for by Dow Rummel.
  • FREE On-Site Employee Wellness Programs (including fitness courses land and water) for
  • Everyday restaurant menu as well as two specials per day, for all staff at a discounted price through our on-site at Covell’s Deli and restaurant. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We even have delicious take-home customized pizzas!
  • Your leaders work beside you every day and take genuine interest in who you are as a person, and help you attain your professional goals!

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