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Shelter Cook

Posted: 11/03/2021

YWCA Oklahoma City is seeking candidates for full time or part time shelter cooks. The successful candidates will assist in creating monthly menus, prepare meals daily, maintain food inventory and maintain sanitary conditions of kitchen, dining, and storage areas at YWCA Emergency Shelter. The full time position will include health insurance, paid vacation and retirement. 

Job Duties:

1. Prepare and serve meals for the shelter clients and keep the snack and breakfast stocked for availability as needed.  

2. Keep an up to date inventory of food and supplies.

3. Maintain food handling certifications as required by the health department. 

4. Assure food products are used and stored to prevent spoilage/waste. 

5. Maintain kitchen and equipment in a sanitary and orderly manner. 

6. Assure compliance to appropriate health and safety standards. 

7. Monitor physical condition of equipment and kitchen facility. Make reports and recommendations to supervisor. 

8. Plan and follow weekly nutritionally balanced menu. Menu planning may be done in conjunction with a registered dietitian. 

9. Assist in planning special diets while meeting special dietary needs of client based on health or religious beliefs


Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent. One-year experience in food service and ServeSafe Certification preferred. Professional kitchen experience preferred. 


Candidates must demonstrate flexibility, self-motivation and be able to take direction both oral and written and to work collaboratively to maintain kitchen expenditures and the prevention of food waste. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. 

Hours for this position will include weekends, some evenings and holidays. 

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