Food Service Cook

The successful candidate will have compassion and empathy for the Cherry Street community. She/he should be a spiritually mature Christian who is able to work with a wide range of people. She/he should have a high energy level and a readiness to take on a significant challenge. The purpose of Cherry Street Mission Ministries should energize this person. We are seeking a leader of deep personal faith, in agreement theologically with Cherry Street. The right individuals will have the ability to think and act decisively with purpose and integrity. We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team of men and women who are focused on helping the homeless and those living in poverty in your community.


“Cook” – this role is responsible for the preparations of menus and offering high levels of hospitality to all we serve.


The primary purpose of this position is to prepare and execute menus through large quantities of food, on a daily basis. The major objective of this position is to prepare a flavorful and nutritional meal, by representing the redemption of Jesus Christ.

Essential Functions:

  • Food preparation
  • Ensure proper labeling and storage of foods and supplies weekly
  • Oversee volunteers and guests in the preparation of food in large quantities daily
  • Ensure quantity and quality of food production and service
  • Ensure sanitation of kitchen equipment daily
  • Follow ServSafe standards and company policies daily
  • To follow all procedures and safe work practices in order to maintain a clean and safe working environment
  • Prepare food by adhering to nutrition and presentation standards, and preparation procedures daily
  • Ensure food quality daily
  • Setting up service line
  • Correct and consistent portioning of servings daily
  • Ensure guests are being served with superior service daily
  • Preparing meals according to menu
  • Guarantee safe delivery of monetary donations daily
  • Completing daily check lists
  • Provide orientation, training, coaching, and addressing needs of both volunteers and guests daily
  • Ensure superior customer service to guest
  • Prepare “To Go” meals for van driver pick-up and for those who are working
  • Assist with catering prep and set-up
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent required
  • 1-2 years of experience in food service preferred but, not required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to all
  • Knowledge of proper methods of storing food items
  • Ability to plan and organize food preparation and serving operations
  • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions
  • Works as an effective team member
  • Be proficient in basic computer knowledge, spreadsheet, word

Equipment/Personal Protective Equipment Used

  • May frequently use personal protective equipment as required for applicable tools being used

Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements

  • ServSafe Certification

*As a condition of employment, each team member is required to agree to the Cherry Street Mission Ministries Statement of Faith

Lifting Requirements

Medium work – Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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