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Horizon Health Services Food Service Assistant/Cook in Buffalo, New York


Are you seeking to begin or continue your career in the food service industry?

Do you want to work in a role where you will be able to make a difference in someone’s life on a daily basis?

Apply to be a Food Service Assistant today!

What will my day look like?

At Horizon, you will enjoy a supportive work environment where your teammates feel like family. Have a question? There is always someone there to help! We offer a seamless onboarding experience that will ensure your success in your new role. At Horizon, a Food Service Assistant will...

  • Prepare meals for patients and prep items for later service

  • Attend to appearance, quality, and proper portioning of all menu items

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment, keeping equipment in clean and proper working order

  • Adhere to FDA, USDA, State, and County safe food handling procedures

  • Maintain proper documentation of temperatures, meal counts, and production sheets

  • Project a positive attitude and exemplary customer service when interacting with patients

  • Clearly and effectively communicate with coworkers and patients

  • Demonstrate the ability to work and adapt to change in a fast-paced environment

  • Follow a four-week cycle menu and creatively assist in seasonal modifications

Why do I want to work for Horizon?

There are many reasons why you should work for Horizon. Don’t worry, we won’t keep it a secret! Here are just a few!

  • 401(k) and profit sharing o Who doesn’t want to retire one day? You can begin putting your own money away from day one and could be eligible to receive retirement contributions from us by year two.

  • Referral Bonuses: You work somewhere awesome, so why shouldn’t your close family and friends? If you refer someone to work at Horizon and they get hired, you will earn a referral bonus as a thank you.

  • Team Building Activities: Horizon builds time into your schedule so you can connect and socialize with your team.

  • Opportunities to grow in culinary ability and responsibilities in a challenging and educational environment

  • And more!

What has prepared me for this opportunity?

  • High school diploma with two or more years of cooking experience in reception-style setting, long-term care setting, or similar facility OR

  • Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts


Conveniently located on Elm Street in downtown Buffalo, Terrace House is a 68-bed facility offering stabilization and medically-supervised detox treatment. We provide twenty-four hour care to adult men and women who need support, counseling, observation, nursing, and medical care to achieve initial stabilization from drug and/or alcohol withdrawal.

Position Hours:

This is a full-time position. Work shifts range between the hours of 6 AM - 6 PM.

  • Must have weekend and holiday availability (if your shift falls on a holiday, you will be paid time and a half).

  • If your shift falls on a holiday you will receive a floating holiday to use at a later date along with time and a half.


Horizon endorses public health measures including vaccinations. We encourage all applicants to be mindful of the fact that Horizon is a healthcare agency and may be subject to the federal government or NY mandates for mandatory vaccination for all employees in the near future.

This information is intended to provide a general overview of the position; it is not a full job description.

Horizon 2021 Recruitment Bonus Program

Eligible Hires and Payment Structure:

  • Full Time hires will receive $300 after 30 days of continuously working and another $300 after 6 months of continuously working for a total bonus of $600.

  • Part Time hires will receive $150 after 30 days of continuously working and another $150 after 6 months of continuously working for a total bonus of $300.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)