Position Overview
Shelter House is a community of residents, staff and volunteers working together to provide basic human services for the men and women of the Greater Cincinnati area who are experiencing homelessness. The cook is responsible for planning, preparing and serving meals to residents of Shelterhouse.

Essential Job Duties
  • Prepares and serves meals to 200+ residents according to meal schedule created by the Executive Chef
  • Ensures the kitchen area remains clean per Shelterhouse standards
  • Responsible for making sure all three meals served at Shelterhouse are done so in an efficient manner, and will be required to work with Resident Aides during this time
  • Keep and store accurate documentation of temperature and menu track logs
  • Ensure items are being rotated and labeled as they come in
  • Restock kitchen and prep meals for subsequent shifts

Qualifications & Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Min of 3 years relevant knowledge and experience in large quantity meal preparation
  • Must have knowledge of State of Ohio and Federal guidelines and requirements for safe handling of food and food storage

Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to function effectively in a high energy environment
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays

Physical Requirements (% of time spent performing requirements)
  • Time spent walking- 10%
  • Time spent sitting- 10%
  • Time spent lifting objects- 60%
Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Time spent standing- 75%
  • Time spent working on computer- 25%

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

EEOC Statement
It is the policy of Shelterhouse to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap or veteran status or status within any other protected group.
Shelterhouse is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled


This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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