Cook - Prototypes

Job Overview

The Cook provides kitchen coverage in residential substance abuse treatment services, which may include cooking and food preparation education to clients, assistance with inventory and meal planning, monitoring of clients as they assist with meal preparation and clean up, and/or attend staff meetings and provide feedback regarding clients in relation to their work in the kitchen or in meeting their dietary needs. The cook may be requested to provide services as early as the same day the coverage is needed

Prototypes Women's center is a 180-bed residential facility for women and women with children. We provide comprehensive substance use disorder, mental health, and psychiatric care by an interdisciplinary team of professionals. Treatment episode ranges in time from 60 days to 12 months. Prototypes is a fast-based environment 

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee preparation and serving of luncheons, breakfast meetings, seminars on-site and off-site, and clients’ off-site meals.
  • Teach and enforce Health Department rules and regulations.
  • Make sure all kitchen crew is scheduled to work, is accounted for, is evaluated individually for ability to work safely in kitchen.
  • Teach clients the preparation and serving of healthful foods, nutrition, hygiene, safe food and equipment handling, clean-up.
  • Prepare the meals for anything that is required when clients are unable to work in the kitchen.
  • Work with medical staff and counselors regarding client’s duties and ability to perform kitchen work.
  • Order food, plan menus, and prepare and oversee special events (i.e., holidays, birthdays, 5th Sunday barbecues, seminars, picnics, outings).
  • Supervise kitchen cleaning
  • Maintain and rotate food and supplies for earthquake closet.

Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Knowledge of food preparation
  • Background in the food service industry
  • Strong organization skills 
  • Ability to work with a diverse client and staff population
  • Must be open to a flexible work schedule that will include some evenings and weekends.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with people in a constructive manner within a community-based treatment setting.
  • Must be able to pass background/criminal check. 
  • Valid California Driver's License, proof of insurance. 
Compensation: $12.46
Type: Hourly/ Non-exempt
City: Pomona
Hours/wk: 40

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