Make Lives Better Including Your Own.The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile. The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health, financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something bigger than yourself.Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and military spouses are encouraged to apply.We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:Full-time and part-time associate benefits: 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan Benefit plan package Employee Stock Purchase Program Pre-tax Commuter Benefit Associate Compassion Fund Associate Discounts Identity theft protection Pet savings and insurance plans Voluntary benefits availableFull-time associate benefits: Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more. Paid Time Off Adoption Benefit Tuition Reimbursement Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) Voluntary STD and LTDPlease note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.ResponsibilitiesHave a passion for food and serving seniors? Then being a cook at Brookdale is for you! As a cook, you will nourish our residents' bodies and spirits with homestyle meals, just like family. Here you will have work-life balance with defined schedules and menus and be a valued member of the team. You are not just cooking, you are enriching lives. Become part of our family, grow your skills and career, and have the satisfaction of helping make seniors' lives brighter every day.