CSB Cook - Seattle
Job Details
Seattle-Georgetown - Seattle, WA
Full Time
$17.34 - $18.40 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services

Lifelong is a non-profit community agency committed to empowering people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and/or other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. Chicken Soup Brigade (CSB), the food program of Lifelong, provides meals, bags of groceries, and nutritional counseling and education to people living with chronic medical conditions at nutritional risk.

The primary role of the Cook is to support all aspects of the meal program. This position works closely with the Executive Chef and the Sous Chef to ensure the ongoing production of meals. The Cook reports to the Executive Chef. This is a full-time, non-exempt, union, regular position.



  • Meal Preparation: Completes meal prep with the assistance of volunteers. Obtains recipes using data base program. Cooks meals according to meal counts and recipes. Follows recipes as written.
  • Meal Packaging: Packages meals ensuring portion control is followed according to meal specifications. Confirms volunteers are maintaining portion control when packaging meals.
  • Inventory Management: Helps with inventory management by checking in orders, putting orders away, rotating product using first-in first out. Assists with organizing walk-in and freezer.
  • Volunteers: Support the Executive Chef and Sous Chef in the retention of volunteers. Trains and directs volunteers in food prep and packaging.
  • Cleaning, Sanitation and Kitchen Safety: Completes deep cleaning projects as assigned. Maintains clean and organized work station. Helps clean kitchen at end of their shift,
  • Special Events: Aids in menu planning for special events such as Mama’s Dish, Cocktails in the Kitchen and other catering events. Prepares food for special events.
  • Other: Completes other duties and responsibilities as assigned.



  • Attend and participate in team and all-staff meetings.
  • Participate in Lifelong Team building trainings and events.
  • Remain active in the recruitment and appreciation of volunteers.
  • Participate in Lifelong’s Employee performance Management Process
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and productively with others (including supervisors, colleagues and clients).
  • Regular and reliable attendance, with regular and reliable hours as defined by your supervisor.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with people of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, sexual orientation and lifestyle.
  • Maintain confidentiality of financial, donor, client records.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in a commercial kitchen.
  • Preferred experience with high-volume cooking.
  • Experience with preparation of meals for medically appropriate diets a plus.
  • Able to organize, prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Possess an understanding of professional boundaries.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Bilingual abilities are a plus.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Basis computer skills, such as ability to complete time card, recipe data base and access e-mail.
  • Ability to respond quickly to change.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under stressful conditions.
  • Valid Washington State Food Handlers Permit and thorough knowledge of food safety practices.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and walk up one flight of stairs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.


It is important that food program staff be familiar with and sensitive to issues facing people living with HIV/AIDS and other life threatening illnesses.



Candidates for employment at Lifelong should be aware that this is a unique work environment in which topics of sexuality and sexual orientation are an integral part of our everyday prevention and care work and are often discussed openly. Individuals who are uncomfortable with such topics, discussions and the occasional related graphic representations may choose not to work at Lifelong.