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Title

Cook 

Position Cook  
Location Weinberg  
Department Stability Services  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Job Type Regular  
Level of Education High School diploma/GED equivalent.  
Shift Various Shifts  
Description

Position Summary: The Cook is responsible for preparing meals that are nutritionally balanced and appealing. The Cook will also work in conjunction with the Food Service Manager to develop and implement systems that will assist in the efficient operation of the foodservice department and ensure compliance with sanitation regulations. Shelter Residents are traumatized both by the intimate partner violence they experienced and the sudden experience of homelessness. Families may also have unrelated trauma experiences from their lives. The Cook must be comfortable sensitively engaging traumatized people and must be comfortable working in a Voluntary Services program model.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepares assigned meals. Makes good use of donated commodities in effort to cut agency cost.
  • Serves meals, ensuring proper food handling procedures.
  • Creates a welcoming environment for traumatized families and their children. Interacts in a friendly, helpful manner with residents.
  • Informs Food Service Manager of food and related supply needs to ensure sufficient inventory for daily and weekly consumption.
  • Assists in the development of menus that ensure meals are nutritionally balanced and meet MSDE grant requirements.
  • Follows routines and schedules that ensure kitchen meet Health department regulations and agency standards of proper sanitation.
  • Implements system developed by Food Service Manager to ensure prepared frozen meals and other commodities are available for hotel program participants and for use in the event of an emergency.
  • Rotates food inventory as necessary to ensure freshness and quality.
  • Responds to request for food commodities for clients who do not reside in shelter as well as request from staff for food for volunteers and meetings.
  • Prepares late plates and bag lunches as necessary.
  • Washes pots, pans, and other cookware used in the preparation of meals.
  • Demonstrates positive conflict management and conflict resolution behavior.
  • Monitor and maintain food storage area in a clean and organized fashion, consistent with Health Department regulations and agency standards.
  • Stocks shelter pantry with donated items.
  • Other duties as assigned

                               STANDARD HOURS: Wednesday - Sunday : 10am-6pm

                                                                 1-Wednesday a month 7am-3pm

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

 
COVID Policy Human Resources will maintain records of vaccination status, and this will not have any bearing on your employment.  
Benefits Medical InsurancePrescription PlanDental InsuranceVision InsuranceLife InsuranceRetirement Savings and PlanningMental Health and Wellness ProgramEmployee Assistance Program  
EOE Statement House of Ruth Maryland is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.  

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