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Cook - (18 Street Kitchen) at Pathways to Home

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at

Pathways to Home is a year-round emergency shelter serving homeless individuals in the South Los Angeles area.  Those that are served are provided temporary shelter as well as case management services to assist with job search, medical needs, permanent housing and other supportive services.  Pathways to Home is dedicated to transforming lives one story at a time.


 The Cook will:

  • Prepare, cook and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Prepare raw food for cooking by washing, peeling, cutting and seasoning; monitor food during cooking process including testing, turning and/or stirring; regulate temperatures of ovens, broilers, grills, and roasters, etc.
  • Maintain food inventory and prepare food supply order; ensure proper food storage temperatures and rotate stored food properly
  • Ensure kitchen area(s) are clean at all times; sweep/mop floors, wash/scrub sinks, ovens, stove and grill
  • Maintain safe environment at all times in accordance with industry standards and safety regulations
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, and work nights, weekends and some holidays

Requirements :

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 - 4 years of experience as a cook
  • Knowledgeable of the State of California health code policies and procedures
  • Training in foods, nutrition, dietetics, and/or food preparation
  • Excellent organizational and motivational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Skills for this Position:

  • Valid California driver's license and clean driving record
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.