UMOM New Day Centers
  • 15-May-2020 to 2020-06-14 (MST)
  • Residential Dining
  • $14.00-$15.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Founded in 1964, UMOM is Arizona's largest 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.

We would not be able to make a difference in our community through our homeless services without our amazing team. We value our employees' time and hard work, which is why we offer competitive pay and exceptional benefits, including medical, dental, vision, a matching 401k plan, company-paid life insurance, an employee assistance program (EAP), health savings accounts, and a health and wellness plan. We also offer 11 paid holidays and PTO accrual from day one. Most importantly, you'll have the opportunity to work with the most passionate team around!


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


  • 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.
  • Knows and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies and procedures.
  • Follows standardized recipes to the exact specifications at all times.
  • Stocks and maintains sufficient levels of food products at all stations to assure a smooth service period.
  • Portions food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
  • Maintains a clean and sanitary work station area including tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, tilt skillet, saut burners, convection ovens, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.
  • Prepares item for broiling, grilling, frying, sauting or other cooking methods by portioning, battering, breading, seasoning and/or marinating.
  • Follows proper set up all dishes and follow proper meal presentation and garnish for all dishes.
  • Handles, stores and rotates all products properly under HACCP guidelines.
  • Adheres to Food Safety Standards at all times.
  • Assists in food prep and cleaning assignments during off-peak periods as needed.
  • Opens or closes the kitchen properly and follows the closing checklist for kitchen stations. Assists others in closing the kitchen.
  • Attends all scheduled employee meetings and brings suggestions for improvement.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Kitchen Manager or Manager-on-Duty.


The typical schedule for this position is 5 days a week. Must be able to work days, evenings, weekend and holidays.


Experience and Ability

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking.
  • Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).


  • Must have current Maricopa Food Handlers Card.
  • Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card or the ability to obtain one.


  • Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel.
  • 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.
  • High level of attention to detail and ability to multitask.
  • Ability to exercise excellent independent judgment and ownership of decisions.
  • Ability to work independently and self-manage to achieve goals while being a strong team player.
  • Ability to organize, meet deadlines and delegate appropriately.
  • Ability to cope with and embrace change, risk and uncertainty.
  • Willingness to embrace and actively support UMOM's core values.


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 will contact you to fill out the full application if we are interested in moving forward. We look forward to meeting you!

UMOM restores hope and rebuilds lives by providing shelter, services and affordable housing for people experiencing homelessness. Come and join the UMOM team and together we can achieve our mission to end homelessness.

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