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Program Accommodations

While Tuscan Gardens ® will provide different accommodations within close proximity to each of the Tuscan Gardens communities, the following will provide an example of what could be expected for accommodations.

This single family home is located in Nokomis, Florida which sits on 0.53 acre lot and features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen, a covered patio with plenty of outdoor seating.

Providing comfort and privacy, this 1808 square foot home comes fully furnished and equipped with an abundance of indoor entertaining space with a sunroom, a family room, and a large, open living area. With several indoor living spaces it features a loveseat, two armchairs, and a 50” TV with a soundbar, while the family room has a sofa and a bistro table for two.


Accommodation Cost

Accommodation will be provided to you by Tuscan Gardens®, in one of our fully furnished homes. Housing costs will be automatically deducted from your paycheck, the cost will be 1/3 of your pay and Tuscan Gardens ® will pay the differential.

Transportation

Tuscan Gardens ® will provide transportation to and from your accommodations and the Tuscan Gardens® community. You will be responsible for your own transportation on arrival date.

About Tuscan Gardens
Senior Living

Upon entering any of the Tuscan Gardens communities, residents and guests are captivated by the breath taking Tuscan ambiance, transporting them to the splendor of Italy.

The Tuscan Gardens grew out of Founder and CEO Larry Pino’s quests to find the perfect senior living community for his mother, Maria Giordano Pino, who was born and raised in Bari, Italy, and came to America as a bride after World War II.

Open Positions

We are looking to fill two top positions in our Tuscan Gardens communities as described below:

Essential Job Functions – Cook/Chef
  • Assists Culinary Director/Executive Chef with all kitchen operations and preparation.
  • Prepares and cooks Italian meals/recipes and desserts on a regular basis
  • Actively presents cooking, preparation demonstrations and food tasting to the residents and guests.
  • Assists in determining how food should be presented to provide Best in class experience and create decorative food displays with Italian flare.
  • Creates themed interactions with guests, offering them a unique experience.
  • Ensure every food item leaving the kitchen is top quality and presented appropriately.
  • Demonstrates a passion for food service, providing an exceptional “Italian” experience to our residents and guests.
  • Provides feedback on recipes.
  • Exemplifies at all times standards of cleanliness, sanitation and operational organization.
  • Exhibit leadership and management standards with all Culinary Services staff.
  • Responsible for adhering to food quality, appearance and presentation standards at all times.
  • Exhibits cooking standards of speed, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in all areas of cooking preparation and production.
  • Visits and interacts with residents to evaluate food service such as quality, quantity, temperature, appearance and dining experience; and socializes with the residents and their families.
Job Requirements
  • High school diploma or the equivalent education, training and experience.
  • Culinary degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years restaurant or equivalent cooking experience.
  • The ability to speak, read and comprehend the English language.
  • Knowledge of preparation and line production communication with other dining and cooking employees.
Qualifications
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Responsible for own airfare to Florida.
  • Exit the U.S. upon end of term.
  • The ability to speak, read and comprehend the English language.

Hours: 40 hours a week
Number of Days Off: 2 days

Essential Job Functions – Server
  • Provides a warm welcome and quality service for all residents and guests.
  • Performs all dining room duties, including serving residents, guests, setting and clearing tables, etc.
  • Demonstrates exceptional experience for all residents and guests.
  • Actively assists residents and guests with requests and needs as they arise.
  • Creates themed interactions with guests, offering them a unique experience.
  • Exemplifies at all times Community standards of cleanliness, sanitation and organization.
  • Responsible for adhering to food quality, appearance and presentation standards at all times.
  • Exhibits dining room appearance and presentation standards at all times.
  • Exemplifies Community standards of fully staffed, operational, and stocked dining room.
  • Exhibits serving standards of speed, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • Knowledges in areas of serving, preparation and plating.
  • Sets tables and maintains work stations in proper order. Takes orders, provides service and requested items both graciously and courteously. Answers questions about menu items.
  • Clears dishes from tables during and after meal service.
  • Serves customers using proper serving etiquette and promotes an inviting dining atmosphere.
  • Interacts with residents and family members with personality and enjoyment.
Job Requirements
  • High school diploma or the equivalent education, training and experience.
  • One (1) year restaurant, hospitality or food service experience.
  • The ability to speak, read and comprehend the English language.
Qualifications
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Responsible for own airfare to Florida
  • Exit the U.S. upon end of term

Hours a week: 40 hours
Number of Days Off: 2 days


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