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Department: Product Resource Development
Location: Cleveland, OH

Choose a career where you can better someone elseís life, while bettering your own. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided over 50 million meals in 2018 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties. The organizationís mission is to ensure that everyone in these communities has the nutritious food they need every day.

Apply for a position at Greater Cleveland Food Bank where we offer a culture of learning and development, competitive pay and amazing benefits including Low Cost Medical, Dental, Vision, Short-Term and Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, Generous Retirement Plan and Holiday Pay all starting on first day of hire and paid time off which starts after 90 days.

The Cook is essential to ensuring our clients receive nutritious and healthy food. The Cook accomplishes this by utilizing fresh ingredients to prepare meals which are distributed throughout our service area to those who are food insecure. The Cook prepares, quality meals and meal components in an accurate, efficient and safe manner. Ensures work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary condition. Performance of the following duties are accomplished personally.


  • Responsible for cleanliness and organization of assigned work station and completion of sanitation SOPs for that area.
  • Responsible for compliance with safe food handling practices and HACCP documentation throughout the production cycle.
  • Responsible for following a standard formulation (recipe) during production to ensure meals prepared meet quality and portion standard, and are accurate to labels.
  • Responsible for following daily production sheet and completing all meal components assigned to that station to ensure orders are filled accurately.
  • Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe to prepare order items. Seasons foods during mixing and cooking.
  • Report loss/damaged or product that appears unsafe. Report maintenance or equipment issues to Kitchen Manager.
  • Participate in general kitchen sanitation as required.
  • Responsibilities at individual assigned stations include:
  • Checking materials to ensure the quantities and items are correct prior to starting production.
  • Effectively utilize materials throughout the production process to minimize loss/waste.
  • Inspecting ingredient items during the entire cooking process to ensure quality and food safety.
  • Washing, cutting, peeling, mixing, or proportioning, as well as seasoning as needed and in accordance with standard formulation.
  • Operating kitchen equipment (ovens, kettles, tilt skillet, can openers) as require and in a safe effective manner. Where applicable, adjusting controls/temperature settings to ensure proper cooking of food items.
  • Documenting any/all required steps in the production process for ODA and HACCP where applicable.
  • During production/cooking, evaluating food items to ensure roper appearance/smell. Tasting food components where applicable to ensure quality.
  • Accurately packaging food items into pan/tray/containers to meet specific labeling requirements for portions. Apply all applicable ingredient and lot labels to finish products, and/or labeling to product that will be held for future production.
  • Move all finished meal components to proper storage area, or order cart as required.
  • Participate in order cart expediting process.
  • Assist other stations as required to complete production assignments.
  • Performs other duties and special projects related to side work as assigned.


HS Diploma or GED preferred. Minimum, one (1) to two (2) years cooking in a high-volume food service setting. ServSafe Certified preferred, but not required


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Donít just apply for a job, apply at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank where our passion is feeding those in need and feeding the need for purposeful work.

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