Cook (GHS801) in Valhalla, NY at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 11/30/2019

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Job Description

Volunteers of America, Inc. (VOA, Inc.) is a national, faith-based human services organization that was founded in New York City in 1896 and has remained at the forefront of social service ever since, helping individuals and families in need overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy and productive lives in the community. The largest of the affiliates, Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) serves tens of thousands of men, women, and children in need every year, through 80 programs staffed by 1,300 skilled and dedicated staff, throughout New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-GNY’s life-changing, often life-saving work impacts the lives of individuals and families who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness, families recovering from domestic violence, children with developmental delays, individuals living with HIV/AIDS or behavioral health issues, older adults and veterans struggling to reintegrate. VOA, Inc. is one of the largest providers of permanent, supportive housing in the United States. VOA-GNY is the largest provider of supportive housing for veterans in New York, and is committed to addressing the needs of the community with compassion, creativity, respect, and therapeutic models that inform our work.


The Cook is responsible for the planning and preparation of meals for the client population.  Assists the food service manager in the overall operation of food services where applicable.


High School diploma or GED. 
Six months experience in menu planning and preparation of bulk quantities of food.  Position requires a food handler certificate within six months of employment.


  1. Prepare bulk quantities of food, maintain portion control and arrange food in an appetizing manner.

  2. Assist in the planning of menus.

  3. Assist in maintaining sanitary
    conditions and compliance with applicable health department rules and
    regulations including certificates for food handlers.

  4. Assist in the inventory of foodstuffs, utensils and supplies.

  5. Confirm that food delivery invoices are accurate.

  6. Supervise and train clients in food preparation in applicable programs.

  7. Perform other related duties as required.


  1. Food served is of good quality and high nutritional value.

  2. Menus are well planned ensuring a variety of foods and well-balanced nutrition.

  3. Department is clean and sanitary and
    complies with health department rules and regulations.

  4. Adequate stock exists for the preparation of meals and inventory records are in compliance with the agency’s quality control system.

  5. Delivery invoices match monthly statements.

  6. Clients receive valuable training in food preparation.

  7. Related duties are performed completely, accurately and on time.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled.