Cook (On Call)

Meals Program Berkeley, California


Company Overview

For more than 50 years, Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP) has provided a comprehensive range of housing, food, and support services to help those in need move from homelessness into a safe and affordable home of their own. We serve in six counties in the bay area - Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, Sacramento County, San Joaquin County and Amador County. We are proud of our team members who are very dedicated in our mission to ease and end the crisis of homelessness in our communities.

Position Summary

Under supervision of the Program Manager, the Cook provides key support to our meals program at our Berkeley locations, primarily focusing on preparing meals and completing all tasks related to meeting the food needs of our clients.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

· Cook daily meals.

· Ensure proper safety and sanitation in food preparation and serving.

· Assist in delivering meals to agency sites as needed.

· Wash dishes, clean kitchen and food storages areas, and complete other cleaning tasks as needed.

· Assist with inventory (ordering, receiving, organization) and program statistics (collecting and reporting).

· Coordinate with shelter manager and resident advocates to assess program needs and provide support.

· Perform all tasks necessary for hosting and serving our Community Meal, including but not limited to setup/breakdown, directing volunteers, serving food, light janitorial, and security.

· Attend and participate in all assigned program and external meetings.

· Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

· High School Diploma or GED.

· Commitment to serving homeless individuals. Prior experience working with homeless clients is highly preferred.

· Knowledge of food safety procedures and possession of CA Food Handler’s Certification.

· At least one year of food prep or cooking experience, high volume experience preferred but not required.

· Knowledge of PC Computer systems and Microsoft Office (work, excel) or ability to learn.

Special Requirements

• This position requires frequent driving. A valid California driver license, reliable personal vehicle, current personal auto insurance as required by law, and an MVR sufficient to obtain and reasonably maintain insurability under agency auto liability policies.
• Must be able to obtain background check clearance.
• Must be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs.

We are extremely proud of our diverse team and welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, language, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.