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Cook at Volunteers of America


Volunteers of America Montrose, CO Full-Time
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Come join our awesome team as a Cook at Senior CommUnity Meals @ 300 Stafford Lane, Delta, CO 81416! Sign-on bonus of $4,000 which will be paid out over the next 24 months!

Senior CommUnity Meals is part of Volunteers of America National Services which serves as the Housing and Healthcare affiliate of the Volunteers of America parent organization.

Full-time Cook Job Highlights:
$16.50 - $19.25 – depending on experience
• 403(b) Retirement Plan;
• Career scholarships;
• Quality training, continuing career education and leadership programs;
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• Pay in lieu of benefits;
• PTO & Holidays

About the job:

The cook provides quality food service in accordance with all State and Federal regulations and to meet the nutritional and individual needs of the participants.

Required Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• General knowledge of quantity food preparation and portion serving
• Numerical ability necessary to make various computations in keeping work record, monitoring inventory control and supplies, and in recipe preparation.
• Possess adequate strength and endurance to meet the strenuous physical demands of preparing and carrying quantity foods, and coordination and dexterity to prepare food and operate Food equipment.
• Visual acuity and color discrimination for examining cooked and store foods; taste and smell discrimination in determining quality and palatability of foods.
• Willingness to work in a facility following infection control precautions and testing for COVID-19; the vaccination is required due to state healthcare regulations.
• Ability to pass a background and drug test.

Preferred Skills:

• Friendly and enjoy working with the elderly.
• High School diploma or equivalent education.
• Prior education or experience in quantity cooking and therapeutic diets.
• Minimum of one year food service experience in an industrial setting.
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with various levels of staff, participants, family members/care givers, volunteers, and the public.


• Completes defined food preparation, serving of meals and cleaning duties according to proper procedures, using various food equipment and supplies, as assigned by the Program Director
• Plans and initiates cooking schedule for food preparation to meet meal schedule.
• Prepares, seasons, cooks and serves meat, main dish, soup and vegetable for assigned meal; ensures appropriate portioned servings according to portion control standards.
• Tastes and smells prepared food to determine quality and palatability.
• Monitors temperature of hot and cold foods through food preparation and service to ensure that established temperature goals are met prior to steam table transfer and maintained throughout meal service.
• Stores leftovers properly, plans for use of leftover foods in accordance with State and Federal sanitation regulations.
• Cleans equipment and work areas.
• Implements menu substitutions if needed according to State and Federal regulations.

About Senior CommUnity Meals:

At Senior CommUnity Meals, we’re a team of staff and volunteers dedicated to helping older adults live healthier lives. We serve nutritious grab and go meals at various pick up sites and offer homebound meal delivery – offering each with a generous helping of companionship. We help to foster a work-life balance by offering employees paid-time off benefits as part of our comprehensive benefits package. Our diverse and involved staff members are supported by the commitment to maintain relationships of functional trust with every team member, to always practice solutions-focused problem solving, and to continually affirm each team member’s contribution to the quality of our work. Come join a diverse, involved, and compassionate team and see how we earned our Great Place to Work certification for 4 years running.

Our 2022 Great Place to Work survey results found that 87% of employees said their work has a special meaning: this is not “just a job”.

Our mission to ensure older adults don’t go hungry grows out of respect for the human spirit, and the belief that the right to dignity doesn’t diminish with age. At Senior CommUnity Meals, our philosophy can be summed up simply: we care for those we serve like we’d care for members of our own family. Take pride in helping others, and join us today!

At VOANS, we celebrate sharing, encouraging and embracing diversity. Equal employment opportunities are available to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We believe that blending individual strengths and unique personal differences nurtures and supports our organizations’ shared commitment to our mission and creates an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to do their personal best.

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