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Careers at HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.  From our beginning in 1986 as a shelter for families in Brooklyn, we've expanded to become a national leader in the fight against homelessness.  We're one of the nation's largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors.  we've helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives.  

We envision a world where safe and stable housing is a starting point for everyone, because housing is the foundation for people to build better lives.

We hope you'll join our team and be part of making our vision a reality! 

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Head Cook

Site/Program: Brownsville Women's Center
Location: Brooklyn, NY

About HELP USA

At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. We’re one of the nation’s largest homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors. With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facing homelessness and poverty to build better lives. We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness.

Position Overview

HELP USA is seeking a Head Cook to join the food services team at one of our transitional, shelter housing sites.  You’ll be responsible for providing nutritious meals to our residents and ensuring that Board of Health regulations are followed with regard to kitchen cleanliness, food preparation, and food services.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Planning, preparing and serving meals that follow local and federal nutritional guidelines.

  • Maintaining inventory records of food and kitchen supplies, placing weekly and monthly purchase requisitions, and making local food purchases when necessary.

  • Maintaining kitchen, dining room, and all related equipment in a clean, orderly, and sanitary manner and in accordance with all Board of Health regulations.

  • Supervising employees assigned to the kitchen and establishing regular schedules for kitchen staff.

Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Associate degree in Food Service Preparation preferred.

  • Food Handler’s Certificate required.

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the food service industry.

  • Previous supervisory experience.

  • Willingness to continue training in food preparation and related courses.

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