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Great Lakes Christian Homes

Holt, Michigan

We need your hugs! You’ll find more than a job at Great Lakes Christian Homes, an affiliate of Greencroft Communities. It’s a place where connections are forged with our wonderful seniors and amazing staff. Work here, for the best of your life!

Great Lakes Christian Homes has been part of the community for many years and we’re known for our strong faith based values. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Culinary Services

Dietary Aide | Part Time (Days)

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  • Title

    Dietary Aide

  • Shift


  • Status

    Part Time

Come join the Great Lakes culinary team where you can be part of the brightest spot in the day for the seniors who live here - mealtime! Mealtime is cherished as the time when friends can share a meal, a special story, and laughter while nourishing their bodies with food that looks good, tastes good, and is good for you! Food that YOU helped to prepare and serve.

Great Lakes Christian Homes is a faith-based Independent Living Community located in Holt, Michigan, just south of Lansing. Culinary team members provide one meal (lunch) to about 80 residents each day. We're looking for people who enjoy serving others, love working in a team environment, and want to make a difference in the lives of others. No previous experience required, but we want people who have a passion for hospitality.


Paid time off
Free lunch each day you work
Medical/Dental/Vision insurance
Retirement plan with employer match

Wage range $12.30 - $16.00/hour


Available to work every other weekend and some holidays
Reliable transportation

Next steps

• Complete the application online, or
• Stop by 2050 Washington Road Mon thru Fri from 8:30a – 4:00p to fill out an application in person, or
• Call Sonja (hiring manager) for more information at (517) 694-3700.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Director of Culinary Services | Full Time (Days)

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  • Title

    Director of Culinary Services

  • Shift


  • Status

    Full Time

Great Lakes Christian Homes, an independent and assisted living facility affiliated with Greencroft Communities, is seeking a Director of Culinary Services for the first time in 22 years! Our beloved Culinary Director is retiring and looking for someone to care for our residents and employees as much as she has over the last two decades. Are you the person to step into leading this highly regarded department and innovate service delivery?

In addition to creating healthy menus and preparing appealing lunchtime meals for about 90-100 people each day, you will be responsible for the operation of the Esker Café, an on-campus snack shop providing breakfast and snack items to supplement the dietary offerings of the main kitchen. The Esker Café is part of the robust expansion of services and renovations that concluded earlier this year. It’s an exciting time to join the Great Lakes work family!

The position is full-time and exempt, with working hours typically falling between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday (occasional weekend support is needed). The Director leads a team of 12-15 full and part time team members who work seven days a week to provide the residents of our senior community with one of the highlights of their day – a delicious meal enjoyed in the company of their neighbors and friends.


Hire, train, and coach culinary cooks and kitchen assistants, ensuring they have the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their roles while fostering an environment that promotes the organization's faith-based values

Ensure the efficient and effective operation of all kitchen processes, including safe food preparation, efficient production, and exemplary food service

Manage the culinary budget, including inventory, ordering, and cost control measures while adhering to the organization's financial policies

Stay up to date with current culinary trends, techniques, and best practices and incorporate them into the organization's culinary offerings, considering any specific dietary restrictions or preferences

Resolve any culinary-related issues, conflicts, or customer complaints in a timely and professional manner


  1. Certified Dietary Manager and ServSafe certification preferred, or the ability to become certified within a nominal timeframe
  2. Advanced training in Foods and Nutrition (or equivalent) and one (1) year experience in congregate meal setting; or three to five (3-5) years’ experience working in the kitchen of a hospital, long-term care facility, or retirement community
  3. Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse team
  4. Knowledge of kitchen equipment and operations, including regulations governing food safety
  5. Creativity and a passion for culinary arts

For more information, please contact Steve Schaaf, VP of Operations, at 260-749-9655 *102, or via email at You may also complete an application in person at 2050 Washington Road, Holt MI 48842.

Great Lakes is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

What's in it for you?

Resident and Team Member
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) Program
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Employee Paid Critical Illness
  • Life Insurance with Voluntary Options
  • Flexible Spending Account (Medical and Child Care)
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with Generous Employer Contribution
  • Meal Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Bi-weekly Payroll/Direct Deposit
  • Sign on Bonus

  • CNA Certification (Training Provided by Greencroft)
  • Leadership Development
  • Ongoing Education/Certification
  • Career Progression
  • Education Assistance Program


Here’s what our staff has to say.

  • Gina
    “I love working with the residents! They appreciate all we do, so it's rewarding for me to make their day brighter. It's a lot of fun.”

    Gina Recreational Services Supervisor


CROFT Values, CROFT, Great Lakes

CROFT Values Week

Team Members dressed in red for "Openness", celebrating CROFT Values Week!

Gina Martin

Employee Benevolence Fund

Gina Martin believes in paying it forward. She received help when she needed it, and now she helps others whenever she can. Gina began working for Greencroft Goshen five years ago. During her tenure, she experienced some personal problems of her own, including financial hardships. Her manager helped her apply for a gift from the Employee Benevolence Fund. Each campus has its own fund, managed by the Greencroft Communities Foundation, and the process to apply is straightforward. To be eligible, an employee must have worked at their campus at least one year. They must be in good standing with no disciplinary actions or excessive absences. “I was so grateful,” Gina said. “It helped me climb out of a hole.”

Team Member Life

Leading with careful consideration in service to others


Come work with us! You can look forward to enriching the lives of others by virtue of your compassion and responsiveness to help those who call Great Lakes home.  Each team member is a vital asset to our caring Great Lakes community.

Team members who work with us enjoy being a part of our resident's life.  Whether you work in our dietary, activities or maintenance department, you will have fun with our residents!   

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