UMOM New Day Centers
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • DOE
  • 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 18 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 of our services annually, including those families receiving support at the Family Housing Hub.

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


Start accruing PTO on your first day

11 paid holidays

Health and Wellness program

Generous benefits package includes medical, telemedicine service, dental, vision, life insurance, EAP, 401(k) retirement plan, and health savings accounts

Position Description:

The Cook reports directly to the Kitchen & Training Manager.  Cook II should have the knowledge and skills of best practices 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, saut burners, convection ovens, flat top range and refrigeration equipment.
  7. Prepares item for broiling, grilling, frying, sauting 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 2 years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking.
  2. Able to work days, evenings, weekend and holidays.
  3. Must be able to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room personnel.
  4. 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.
  5. Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.
  6. Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours).
  7. Must have current Maricopa Food Handlers Card.
  8. 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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