Full Time

Second Cook

2Life Communities 160 Stanton Ave., Auburndale MA

Position Title: Second Cook
Reports To: Chef Manager
Campus: Shillman House, Framingham, MA
Compensation: Nonexempt, $16-$18.48/hour


2Life Communities provides superior housing to older adults of all backgrounds who can thrive independently within a supportive environment. We are a mission-driven organization with a vision whereby all older adults have the opportunity to age in a community – to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic and supportive environment. We are continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age. We offer case management, service coordination, and a wide array of wellness, cultural, and other activities. We partner with health care providers to identify innovative ways to support residents’ health and well-being, and we engage with the broader community through our Village Center program.
2Life owns and operates over 1,300 units of affordable rental housing located within six campuses in metropolitan Boston. With another 210 apartments under construction and more in planning, we expect to add another 600-700 units within the next several years as we complete projects in active planning and construction phases. We continue to pursue other development opportunities. We anticipate continued growth in the size of our portfolio, the geography in which we operate, and the diversity of our residents in terms of race, ethnicity, income levels, and need for supportive services.
The Second Cook is responsible for preparing all food items, based on standardized recipes, while maintaining the highest standards to produce an appealing and appetizing product. They are also responsible for ensuring the cleanliness, sanitation, and safety in the kitchen and work areas while minimizing waste and maximizing cost/production ratio.

Here at 2Life, we also offer a very rich benefit plan which for individuals adds 27% on top of the base
pay and over 30% for employee +1 and families. Our rewards program includes but not limited to:

• Robust medical and dental plan
• Vision
• Employer-paid life and AD&D, STD, and LTD insurance
• 401(k) plan
• Paid vacation
• Paid holidays
• 2 floating holidays
• And more!


• Produce daily meals based on monthly menus for 100+ residents
• Oversee the setup of serving line
• Rotate inventory and assist with recording inventory
• Clean kitchen after lunch service, including the running of the dishwasher, to ensure the maintenance of sanitary conditions in the kitchen
• Participate in all aspects of the service for the residents during lunch
• Assist manager in the production of food for catered events
• Help with the set up and service of catered events as needed
• Other duties as needed

• A minimum of 2 years of institutional cooking experience
• Experience in senior living communities preferred
• Thorough knowledge of kitchen equipment
• Working knowledge of sanitation and food preparation methods
• A willingness to learn and follow Kosher laws & Kosher-style cooking
• Flexible, maintain a positive attitude and be a team player
• Strong ability to follow directions and work independently
• Able to communicate professionally with colleagues and other departments


• Ability to stand on your feet for up to 8 hours
• Ability to lift items weighing between10 to 50 pounds
• Constant bending and reaching as high as 8 feet, using step ladder if necessary
• Ability to walk through and deliver meals through overheated hallways
• Ability to handle equipment at temperatures as high as 500 degrees
• Ability to handle temperatures as low as 10 below zero
• Will be handling knives and other sharp objects
• Ability to withstand having your hands submerged in water up to 5 hours a day and all year round

2Life Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to inclusive excellence and strives to create the finest affordable housing in the world through the collaboration of diverse, talented individuals. We encourage women, people of color, and applicants from the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.

The above statements intend to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to do this job. The above does not intend to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

We desire to build and cultivate an inclusive environment that brings together a diverse workforce with unique experiences, backgrounds, talents, and perspectives.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.