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Cook- Sacred Heart Retreat House 

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The Carmelite Sisters invite you to join us in our mission at Sacred Heart Retreat House by sharing your culinary talents.  We welcome your application!

Job Title: Cook

Department/Group: Dietary

Reports To:  Kitchen Supervisor 

The Sacred Heart Retreat House is a spiritual oasis which brings the People of God into a deeper union with Him so that they can become a beacon of light and love to others. We do all we can to provide an atmosphere of respect, quiet and joy to facilitate an encounter with God for each person.

We are committed to providing Catholic programs that are rooted in Christ and the Gospel, in loving service and loyal to the magisterium of the Church. We value the dignity of each person as a child of God, as expressed in the Spirit of Mother Luisita. We believe in the sacredness of the family and support families through our programs.


To stand in the presence of the Living God, and with Mary, make known to the world the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Purpose of Your Job Position:

Under the general supervision of the Kitchen Supervisor the Cook prepares meals according to the posted menus and directives by the Supervisor and performs general functions for the upkeep and maintenance of the kitchen.

Position Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Active (Serve Safe) State sanitary certification and minimum two hours of job related continuing education per year
  • At least three years experience in quantity food production as a cook or a vocational certification in culinary arts
  • Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language at a high school level
  • Basic knowledge of special dietary, nutritional requirements, and portion control


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all food is properly cooked, held, stored, and served for optimal quality safety and palatability according to regulatory requirements at all times.
  • Maintain cooking area and equipment in a clean organized and sanitary manner according to Department of Health Standards at all times. Wash all dishes, pots and pans used in daily food preparation and assist with these on retreat or special event food preparation.
  • Pull food according to menu specifications and utilize leftovers within three days to avoid spoilage.
  • Adjust recipes for volume and substitute ingredients as necessary.
  • When assigned by the Kitchen Supervisor the cook will assist in the food inventory each week and report the information to the Kitchen Supervisor or their delegate by the requested time.
  • Prepares all food according to menu specifications and at gourmet quality.

Company offers an outstanding benefits package including competitive pay, comprehensive health insurance benefits, vacation and sick pay.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Salary Range $17.08- $24.77  
Position COOK Sacred Heart Retreat House, Alhambra CA  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Location Sacred Heart Retreat House  
About the Organization The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles celebrate 90 years of service to the Los Angeles Archdiocese through apostolic works in health care, education and spiritual retreats.

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