Job Description

Prepares and cooks in large quantities for residents, guests and employees of the Mission. Regularly assists Food Service Manager in cooking and dining areas.  Cooks food in quantities according to menu and number of persons to be served. Coordinates activities of one or more Work Therapy clients who assist in preparing, serving and distributing meals in-house or for delivery.  Prepares ingredients; performs basic cooking tasks such as cutting meats and vegetables, baking pastries, etc. Sorts food donations and utilizes donated versus purchased items, taking advantage of foods in season and local availability. Informs Food Service Manager of needed supplies and keeps records.

Note this position work shift:
• Skilled Culinary Skills (Culinary School) - Breakfast Menus , Preschool - snacks, catering, soups , special event set-up, Donated Food Management.
• Able to manage special needs clients, Client program guidance and disciplinary action if needed.

Skills / Requirements

Education: Minimum high school diploma. 

Experience: Minimum three years work experience in quantity-style cooking with supervisory duties. Previous experience with those experiencing homelessness, substance abusers, mentally ill and/or dually diagnosed preferred. Nonprofit experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of sanitary procedures and health codes; coordinate and/or direct a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and successfully; exercise good judgment and make sensible decisions; attentive to detail; prioritize effectively; effective oral and written communication skills; eagerness to learn and be trained; work both independently and as part of a team; provide information to public by answering questions and requests; regular, timely attendance.

Special License/Certification: Current Food Handler’s Card.