UMOM New Day Centers
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • $14.00-$15.00/hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

About UMOM 

Founded in 1964, UMOM is Arizona's larger provider of services for families experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness using innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual. With an annual operating budget of 22 million dollars, UMOM provides shelter, housing, and supportive services to youth, families, and individuals experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. UMOM serves just over 12,000 unique individuals across all our services annually, including those families receiving support at the Family Housing Hub.

Our Culture and Mission Statement

Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual.

Our vision is to be a leader in breaking the cycle of homelessness.

More than a job, it's a passion! Join our team and make a difference in the lives of homeless youth, individuals and families.

Position Description:
The Cook II reports directly to the Kitchen & Training Manager. Cook II should have a knowledge and skills of best practice in a kitchen. Cook II can work in the area of Residential Dining, HELPINGS Catering and Cafe.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Can prepare a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables and other food items for cooking in broilers, ovens, grills, fryers and a variety of other kitchen equipment.
2. Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
3. Follows standardized recipes to the exact specifications at all times.
4. Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at all stations to assure a smooth service period.
5. Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
6. Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, tilt skillet, saute
burners, convection ovens, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.
7. Prepares item for broiling, grilling, frying, sauteing or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading,
seasoning and/or marinating.
8. Follows proper set up all dishes and follow proper meal presentation and garnish for all dishes.
9. Handles, store and rotates all products properly under HACCP guidelines.
10. Adheres to Food Safety Standards at all times.
11. Assists in food prep and cleaning assignments during off-peak periods as needed.
12. Opens or closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in
closing the kitchen.
13. Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
14. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Dining Services Manager or Manager-on-duty.

1. A minimum of 3 years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking.
2. At least 1 year experience in a similar capacity.
3. Able to work days, evenings, weekend and holidays.
4. Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel.
5. Must have warm, friendly and positive attitude and can work well on a team in a very fast-paced environment, understand time management and have a sense of urgency.
6. Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.
7. Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
8. Must have current Maricopa Food Handlers Card
9. Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card or the ability to obtain one.



Are you ready to be part of the future of homeless services? We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this position, please fill out our 3-minute, mobile-friendly application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

Come and join the UMOM team and together we can achieve our mission to end family homelessness.

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