Job Function: Dietary
Schedule: Full Time
Location: Sioux Falls
Job Shift: Day


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 Covells’ Restaurant & Deli Chef serves active senior citizens, their families, guests and staff members in a Life Plan Retirement Community setting. We serve over 200 residents and over 300 staff members on an ongoing basis. This position oversees the regular updating of menu options for restaurant and deli, assists manager in preparing and maintaining of food procurement and budgets, and leads the on-going training of sous chefs in new food item preparation and presentation to ensure that all who utilize Covells have good food and an excellent customer experience.  

HOURS: 9am to Close (appx. 7pm) 4 10hour days/week with every other weekend rotation.


  • Prepares and updates food menus on a regular basis to help ensure excellent quality food and a rotating variety of options available in both restaurant and deli.
  • Helps educate all staff in Covells’ on the food items being prepared and their ingredients;
  • Helps prepare and execute special internal catering events for resident and community events;
  • Maintains proper stock of food and beverage items and supplies;
  • Keeps kitchen in a clean, sanitary condition at all times in collaboration with all team members;
  • Assists in serving meals and clearing dining area, as needed.
  • Follow daily cleaning schedules and sign off as completed.
  • Follow sanitation guidelines when storing foods including labeling and dating of unused foods, proper sealing of opened packages and rotating stock.
  • Follow all job responsibilities which includes good time management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager or the executive director as needed.


  • be able to understand and follow instructions;
  • be able to communicate respectfully and professionally with co-workers and customers;
  • be able to work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work as part of a team of cooks, restaurant severs, and deli servers at all times;
  • be able to problem solve quickly to meet the common goal of the restaurant to serve high quality meals;
  • demonstrate ability to learn and follow all safety, infection control, and sanitation rules applicable to dining room activities.
  • must be able to lift 50 lbs., stand for long periods of time, and work in extreme hot and cold conditions.
  • have the ability to listen, learn, and adapt quickly to changes.
  • be committed to the success of the Covell’s Restaurant and Deli as a whole so that all have a good quality food and a good customer experience.
  • Must have up-to-date ServSafe Manager certification or complete within 30 days of hire.
  • Culinary degree preferred, but not required if significant restaurant experience is noted.


  • 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
  • Life Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Optional HSA Account with Dow Rummel Village adding funds each pay period

Benefits for FT & PT:

  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Wellness Center Membership
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Cell Phone Discount (Verizon/AT&T)

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