1 week ago
US-MN-Minneapolis/St. Paul


Abiitan, a new Ecumen development located in the heart of the Mill City neighborhood of Downtown Minneapolis, is seeking a Cook to join their team. Abiitan, an entrance deposit community, consists of approximately 86 independent living residences, as well as an additional floor of residences for those requiring memory care.


Ecumen creates home for older adults wherever they choose to live and Abiitan is the newest and most innovative senior living concept in the upper Midwest. Abiitan will offer its residents the pinnacle of service and location. Abiitan is one block from the Mississippi river, 2 blocks from the Guthrie theater, and just steps away from all the cultures, arts, and events that downtown living can offer. Abiitan also offers a restaurant, a fully licensed bar, a coffee shop, a fitness center in collaboration with 501 Fit open to the public, two courtyard areas, and a rooftop patio facing downtown Minneapolis sky line.


Our employees are dedicated to empowering our customers to lead richer, fuller lives and have consistently recognized Ecumen as a “Best Place to Work,” an award by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. We are looking for team members who can embrace creativity and deliver excellent customer service to make Abiitan the best place to work in Downtown Minneapolis.


In addition to the benefits provided through Ecumen (medical, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, 401(k) with match, life insurance, disability, paid personal leave, holiday pay, Verizon discounts, tuition discounts, and employee assistance program) Abiitan employees also have access to:

  • FREE underground parking (while availability lasts)
  • 50% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at Porter Cafe and Smith & Porter Restaurant
  • Discounts at the on-site G-Werx fitness center




The Cook is responsible for assisting with food and beverage preparation, serving, and cleanup. This position maintains work area in order and follows established policies and procedures of the facility while demonstrating high levels of service. This position will also assist the Executive Chef with menu planning and will partner with department leaders to maintain awareness of facility special events and activities to ensure that adequate product and labor are available.  Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Prepare, cook and serve meals to residents, families, guests and employees. Properly operate and maintain all equipment in the food preparation area.
  • Maintain clean and safe, and efficiently organized work area. Product will be labeled, dated and rotated ensuring an adequate, fresh inventory of food and supplies.
  • Accurately follow directions and convert recipes for various size groups. Follow through on best product usage, portion control, use of leftovers and follow production guides.
  • Review production sheets and recipes and check menu ensuring food items are available.
  • Ensure guests with special diets receive appropriate food. Accommodate guest requests promptly.
  • Integrates proper safety and sanitation techniques as part of the work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Responsibilities for all Ecumen Positions:

Acting with Honor and Character

  • Ethics and Values: Engages in open and honest dialogue with others. Treats individuals respectfully, professionally and fairly.
  • Integrity and Trust. Shows consistency between words and actions. Protects confidential (and sensitive) information. Effectively handles emotions, including anger and frustration.

Honoring Brand

  • Personal Alignment: Models commitment to Ecumen's mission, vision, values. Demonstrates an understanding of how their role contributes and adds value to their business unit and Ecumen.
  • Drive and Initiative: Sets high standards for his or her performance. Accepts responsibility for taking initial action.

Creating the new and different

  • Creativity: Is willing to challenge the status quo. Encourages others to try new methods and approaches. Supports his/her team, even when the initial efforts are unsuccessful.


  • Customer and Team Focus: Establishes and maintains effective customer relationships. Demonstrates effective listening skills. Involves others in shaping plans and making decisions that affect them. Uses customer perspective, feedback and data for decision making and improvements in service delivery. Reliably and consistently demonstrates timely follow through and responsiveness to customer needs and requests. Champions initiatives that drive increased customer satisfaction.




All Ecumen employees must possess the ability to communicate effectively, including written and verbal skills; work well, both individually and as part of a team, through respect, collaboration and dedication; and successfully interact with a diverse culture base. The successful candidate must be able to prioritize and organize work effectively and efficiently, and demonstrate a positive attitude, high integrity and ethical awareness.

EOE/AA. Drug Free Workplace.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ecumen is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, disability or veteran status.


We participate in E-Verify and pre-employment drug testing.


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