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Cook II

Are you looking for a way to use your gift to help others? Do you have a heart to come alongside others who are trying to improve their lives? Do you want to work for a company that has made it to the Best Christian Workplace 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you!

The Cook II is responsible for help plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals, keeping the kitchen, pantries, refrigerators, freezers, dining and serving areas clean, maintained, and organized. Work as part of a team to supervise program clients and volunteers assigned to the kitchen. The Cook II will also oversee food ordering and, acquisition from the Missions distribution center and help oversee the process and procedures for food rotation, cleaning schedule, and volunteer tasks. The Cook II will report directly to the Kitchen Ministry Coordinator.


Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm. They also have to be flexible to work 7:00 am - 3:30 pm when needed.


Prepare and oversee food preparation for daily assigned menu
Be willing to work weekends, holidays, and AM or PM shifts as needed.
Assist with supervising program guests and volunteers assigned to the kitchen and dining area.
Help to assign program clients and volunteers to clean, organize, and store purchased and donated foods
Make the best use of foodstuffs by date, labeling, and the first-in/first-out method.
Kitchen/dining area maintenance, which includes cleaning the kitchen, pantries, refrigerators, freezers, serving line and dining areas
Ensure proper quality and quantity of food served
Attain a Serve Safe certificate within one year of hire.
Work with the Kitchen Ministry Coordinator or Director of Food Services to produce, and execute process and procedures for food rotation, cleaning, and volunteer tasks.
Take food inventory, place GIK orders, shop externally if needed/directed.
Assign program clients and volunteers to clean, organize, and store purchased and donated foods
Maintain and oversee cleanliness of Serve Seattle kitchen, serving and dining areas (if assigned to Serve Seattle)
Work and gain experience in all of the Missions kitchens and help provide fill in as needed
Ability to maintain the Missions customer service standards: C.A.R.E.
Committed: Share Gods passion for service through prayer, honor, integrity, accountability and stewardship
Attentive: Look out for the needs of others by being thoughtful, genuine, caring, courteous and honest.
Responsive: Provide effective results by owning each interaction, following through and making and keeping promises.
Excellent: Continuously strive to exceed expectations by seeking quality and acquiring and sharing knowledge.
Complete the donated food log for all food donations received at the kitchen location.
Work at other program locations at the request of the Director of Food Services
Ensure that all kitchen volunteers log in and out when working in the kitchen.
Complete meal count log for shift worked at kitchen location
Attend all Mission meetings and training sessions, as required.

High School diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum of three-years prior food handling/service experience.
Prior rescue mission food service experience greatly preferred


All regular fulltime employees, you are eligible to participate in our generous benefits package:

Medical / Vision with generous dependent coverage
Dental - 100% company paid
Long-Term Disability 100% company paid
Basic Life Plan 100% company paid
Voluntary Products (Aflac and Guardian)
EAP and 24/7 Virtual Mental Health 100% company paid
4 weeks of paid vacation (prorated based on hire date)
11 paid holidays + 1 Floating Holiday
Personal Day and Birthday holiday
Retirement benefits w/ company match
Continuing Education Reimbursement Program

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time in a temperature-controlled environment. Occasionally will stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms. Frequently uses judgement, analysis and memory for decision-making and meeting deadlines. Occasionally lifts up to 20 pounds and walks, use stairways to climb to multiple floors within the company. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

Mission Statement

To bring the love of Jesus and hope for a new life to our homeless neighbors.

Vision Statement

To see every homeless neighbor - beloved, redeemed, restored


This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and must be able to pass a 5 panel drug screen.

Time:  Full-Time
Salary:  Hourly
Category:  Food Services

8/9/2023 4:35:10 PM

Job Contact:
JC Chavez
(206) 723-0767

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PO Box 202
Seattle, WA 98111-0202

(206) 723-0767

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