Cook - Hope Place
Job Details
Hope Place - Seattle, WA
Full Time
Restaurant - Food Service

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's made it on the Best Christian Workplaces 2 years in a row? If so, we want to talk with you!


As a Cook I you will be responsible to help plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals, keep the kitchen, pantries, refrigerators, freezers, dining and serving areas clean, maintained and organized, and work as part of a team to supervise program clients and volunteers assigned to the kitchen.


Shift Schedule


Thursday  –  Monday 9:30 am – 6:00 pm and occasional weekends and holidays. 



  • 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
  • Ability to maintain the Mission’s customer service standards: C.A.R.E.
    • Committed: Share God’s 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 donated food log for all food donations received at kitchen location.
  • Work at other Mission locations at the request of the Food Services Director.
  • 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 equivalents required.
  • Minimum of one year of prior food handling/service work required.
  • Prior work in rescue mission context greatly preferred.
  • Ability to obtain a food handler’s permit required.


Work Environment


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, balance, twist, stoop, kneel and reach with hands/arms.  Frequently lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.





This position is subject to pre-employment background check and drug screen.


Mission Statement


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


Vision Statement


Every homeless neighbor beloved, redeemed, restored.


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 absolutely 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.



Core Values


  • Sacred Relationships
  • Passionate Urgency
  • Strategic Effectiveness
  • Courageous Belief
  • Innovative and Scrappy