Monthly Archives: June 2016

Prep Cook

Prep cooks must demonstrate on a daily basis their ability to perform basic cooking skills in preparation of vegetables, sauces, soups, etc, and maintaining prep level systems at all times.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Prepare and cook high quality foods according to standardized recipes.
• Cooking and service of food in accordance with the restaurants quality and service standards
• Prepare a variety of foods such as vegetables, sauces, soups, etc., as directed
• Maintain restaurant prep level systems.
• Ensure all par levels are filled, labeled and dated
• Receive and account for supplies and deliveries
• Ensure safety and cleanliness of all kitchen and food storage areas
• Use safe work practices and support others to use them
• Maintain kitchen equipment in good condition
• Ensure quality of food products by tasting, smelling and looking at product
Education and/or Experience
Culinary Degree; or up to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Hilton Brand Training upon hire
Serve Safe Certification preferred

Willow Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

On Sunday June 26th, Willow Valley held a party for Lancaster and the adjoining communities who have been such a great part of its success for the past 50 years.  Team members as well as local residents and business owners and their families were invited to the festivities that ran from 4pm – 9pm and culminated in a fantastic musical fireworks display.

Many team members, hotel guests and the local community attended and commented on what a great time they had enjoying the hay rides, petting zoo, bounce houses and water slides.  They really appreciated all of the efforts that were made so that everyone could have a great time and celebrate Willow Valley’s 50th.   There were also festival games, face painting, the Turkey Hill cow, fire truck tours, K-9 demonstrations, a beer garden and a variety of food trucks – something for everyone!


Also, please see below blog from Discover Lancaster on Willow Valley’s 50th Anniversary Celebration:

Director of Housekeeping


Responsible for all aspects of the Housekeeping Department which includes Housekeepers, Housekeeping Supervisors, House Persons, Laundry, and Night Cleaners, including Guest/Customer satisfaction, staff development, adherence to established budgets & development of resources to accomplish objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Establishes standards and procedures for Team Members in the Housekeeping, Night Cleaning/Laundry Departments.
  • Plans work schedules to ensure adequate service.
  • Inspects and evaluates physical condition of establishment.
  • Submits to management recommendations for painting, repairs and furnishings.
  • Periodically inventories supplies and linens.
  • Investigates new and improved cleaning instruments and methods.
  • Monitors all carpet & window cleaning that takes place at the hotel.
  • Plans & administers policies and procedures in the daily operation of the department.
  • Follows established company policies, procedures, and practices to ensure compliance and consistency with all Team Members and Guests.
  • Ensures Guest Rooms for Hilton Honors members are prepared according to Hilton Hotels Corporate Standards.
  • Responsible for monthly Housekeeping Team Member meeting and agenda.
  • Orders supplies as needed according to budget guidelines.
  • Scheduling and staffing according to budget guidelines.
  • Coordinate deep cleaning and special projects.
  • Provide a superior experience to all Guests by giving warm hospitality and executing ways to exceed expectations.
  • Provide a superior experience to all Guests by giving warm hospitality and executing ways to exceed expectations.
  • Provide an excellent work environment by listening and reacting to Team Member’s needs. Recognize and reward Team Members during special occasions and achievements.
  • Participates in MOD Program.
  • Due to seasonal needs within the Hospitality Industry it may be necessary to adjust schedules to meet the demands of our business.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                                                                                                                       Directly manages Team Members in all areas of the Housekeeping/Laundry Departments. Carries out Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training Team Members; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining Team Members; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Responsible for signing off on payroll and designating a back-up person in their absence for processing departmental payroll components in a timely manner – such as weekly timesheet approvals, transferal of hours, PTO, and entering schedules, etc.

Education and/or Experience

Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Marlin and Doris Thomas receive Medical Society’s Benjamin Rush Award

Marlin and Doris Thomas were recipients of the Benjamin Rush Award at the Pennsylvania Medical Society’s annual dinner and business meeting on June 14.  This award recognizes individual(s) who are not practicing healthcare professionals, yet who devote time, skills or resources to assisting others and contribute to the advancement of healthcare. This award recognizes the Thomas’s contribution to the Water Street Mission Makeover which took place in March 2016 at the Water Street Mission on Prince Street in Lancaster.

Willow Valley Business & Medical Center – News Release

Univest Bank & Trust Company of Pennsylvania announced it will be opening its first branch office in Lancaster County.    The Souderton-based holding company said they have signed a lease for a full-service retail branch in the Willow Valley Business & Medical Center at 90 Willow Valley Lakes Drive, Willow Street, in West Lampeter Township.

The announcement came on the heels of Univest filing an application to open a loan production office in East Lampeter Township, also in Lancaster County.   Jeff Schweitzer, CEO of Univest Corp., said the moves are a direct result of the market disruption in Lancaster County’s banking industry.

Some of the county’s major banking players have been acquired by out-of-market banks, and local community banks have moved in to target customers that may not feel like they fit in the new banks.  Mr. Schweitzer said expanding to Lancaster County was on the bank’s radar, but the market disruption sped up the schedule.

They intend to open the branch in the third quarter of 2016.