Cook I
Job Details
Hope Place - Seattle, WA
Full Time

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 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 for helping plan, prepare and serve nutritious meals, keeping the kitchen, pantries, refrigerators, freezers, and dining and serving areas clean, maintained, and organized. In addition, you will be working as part of a team to supervise program clients and volunteers assigned to the kitchen.



(two shifts avaiable)

Monday - Friday  7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Monday - Friday  9:30 an - 6:00 pm



  • Prepare and oversee food preparation for the daily assigned menu.
  • Be willing to work weekends, holidays, and AM or PM shifts.
  • 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 includes cleaning the kitchen, pantries, and refrigerators, freezers, serving line, and dining areas.
  • Ensure proper quality and quantity of food served.
  • The 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 a donated food log for all food donations received at the 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 the shift worked at the kitchen location.
  • Attend all Mission meetings and training sessions, as required.


Qualifications & Experience


 Qualifications & Experience


  • A High School diploma or equivalent is required
  • One year of experience food in handling/service experience is required
  • Prior food service experience in a rescue mission is greatly preferred
  • Clean driving record
  • No current suspensions or revocations



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. In addition, frequently lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.



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