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·    To provide nutritious and attractive meals to shelter guests, staff and volunteers in adequate quantities as directed.

·    To provide a friendly, warm atmosphere for shelter guests, staff and volunteers.

·    To maintain Health Department standards for cleanliness in kitchen.

Duties and Responsibilities

·    Follow posted weekly kitchen menus as listed. Get permission from Food Service Administrator before making any changes to the menu.

·    Prepare and serve appropriate amount of nutritious and attractive food for shelter guests, staff, and volunteers.

·    Help prepare sack lunches on a daily basis.

·    Maintain cleanliness to meet Health Dept standards at all times.

·    Exercise food safety by using food service gloves and by discarding all suspected contaminated, spoiled or very old foods that may cause any doubt that it should be served,

·    Work cooperatively with other kitchen staff, kitchen helpers, warehouse staff, and shelter staff.

·    Host volunteers.

·    Supervise cleanup by shelter guests and/or volunteers.

·    When problems arise from shelter guests, consult with Food Service Administrator verbally and with written documentation.

·    May be asked to work a holiday if deemed necessary by Food Service Administrator.

·    Perform other duties as assigned.

·    Track meal counts and record food donations.

·    Seek to exemplify Jesus Christ daily and be prepared to share the Gospel as opportunities arise.


·    Be a born again, mature Christian able to clearly communicate the Gospel as opportunities during the work day arise. (1 Peter 2:21 and 1 Peter 3:15).

·    Have one or more years of quantity cooking experience (preferred).

·    Must be able to work well with people, clients, staff & volunteers; must have a heart for the ministry.

·    Be able to lift up to 40 lbs. and be able to stand for long periods of time

·    Have a high school diploma or GED

·    Obtain a Manager’s level Food Safety certification from either the Health Department or ServSafe within 90 days of employment start date as a condition of continued employment.


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