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FTS (First To Serve) | Westlake/MacArthur Park Area | Full Time

Job Description

First To Serve, Inc. provides state certified and licensed substance abuse and supportive housing facilities located throughout the city of Los Angeles. First To Serve also provides Domestic Violence Housing for single women and women with children, and participates annually in the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority supported Winter Shelter Program.

Job Title: Cook

Division/Department: (FTS) First to Serve

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Cook will prepare meals for individuals living in homeless shelters and residential living programs. Additionally providing hot, nutritious, good tasting and appealing meals for the population living in First To Serve shelters.

Additional responsibilities are but not limited to:

  • Maintain the daily menu for clients including breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Check all food daily prior to being served the following day to ensure freshness and viability 
  • Prepare food for clients daily
  • Maintain safe and clean environment
  • Attend food bank and help with ordering food and supplies
  • Separate all food to deliver to the respective homes


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Speak, write and read fluently in English. Bilingual a plus

  • Ability to establish effective working relationship with staff, community agencies and clients

  • Ability to recognize and be sensitive to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability and genetic information

  • Ability to safely perform essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.

  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with federal, state and local standards


  • Based on experience. EOE