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Kitchen Assistant/Cook

Grassroots Crisis Intervention
24 reviews
6700 Freetown Rd, Columbia, MD 21044
$18 an hour - Full-time
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6700 Freetown Rd, Columbia, MD 21044

Pulled from the full job description

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flextime
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full job description

Position Summary: The Kitchen Assistant - FT assists the Food Service Manager with meal preparation, serving food, kitchen clean up, and inventory control. Must have experience cooking in a workplace setting; the ability to prepare meals from either donations or improvisation when needed. A current (non-expired)_ "Serve Safe Food Protection Manager Certification"_ is required in order to apply.

The schedule is:

Friday; 11:00am -7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday; 9:00am - 7:00pm

Monday: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesday : 11:00am - 7:00pm

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepares meals or reheats previously prepared meals according to Health Department regulations.
  • Follow recipes, including measuring, weighing and mixing ingredients.
  • Bake, grill, steam and boil meats, vegetables, fish, poultry and other foods
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area, including handling utensils, equipment and dishes.
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment and utensils.
  • Set up workstation with required ingredients and equipment.
  • Accommodate guests’ special requests.
  • Operate kitchen equipment such as broilers, ovens, grills and fryers.
  • Serves meals to residents following all health and kitchen safety requirements.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean kitchen environment.
  • Assists with inventory control.

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Provide support to on-site meal volunteers.
  • Accept donations from the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Agency-wide Responsibilities:

  • Participates in supervision, in-service training, and staff meetings.
  • Maintains good working relationships with co-workers and positively contributes to group morale.
  • Completes all administrative duties including time sheets, leave requests, etc.
  • Participates in special task forces, committees, or special projects as needed.
  • Uses appropriate channels of communication to resolve conflicts with other staff.
  • Interacts with staff, clients, and visitors in a professional and courteous manner.

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • "Serve Safe Food Protection Manager" certification is required.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.
  • Food preparation experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with meal volunteers.
  • Ability to work with a diverse resident population.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Work Conditions:

  • Requires standing for long periods of time.
  • Holiday coverage may be required.
  • Kitchen cleanup is required.
  • Overnight travel is not required.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Morning shift

Weekly day range:

  • Every weekend
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Columbia, MD 21044: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Kitchen: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Food handling: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Cooking: 1 year (Preferred)


  • ServSafe (Required)

Work Location: In person