Cook, St Theresa Church, Kihei



REPORTS TO: Hale Kau Kau Program Director

SUPERVISES: Directs activities of volunteers while in the kitchen

SCOPE: Assists the Lead Cook in the proper management of the Hale Kau Kau kitchen

Responsible for the operation of the kitchen and preparation and delivery of meals both to the homebound and on-site, generally on weekends but also when needed


Meal Preparation

· Prepare nutritious meals and beverages with assistance of volunteers, making adjustments based on available resources, with special attention to nutrition, cost, portion sizes, variety, and use of food on hand

· Supervises kitchen volunteers, directing the preparation of meals and assigning tasks

· Supervises serving and organization of meals for the homebound

· Supervises serving and distribution of meals on site (at the “window”)

· Ensures that standard operating procedures and safety guidelines are adhered to by all staff and volunteers

Supply Management

· Responsible for “shopping” (food pick-up from) the Maui Food Bank in cooperation with the Lead Cook and Program Director

· Receives food donations and deliveries of purchased food during his/her shift, checking contents for accuracy and quality, ensuring proper storage, and processing invoices appropriately

· Helps in the inventory and rotation of food and supplies and advises the Lead Cook regarding levels of food and supplies for the kitchen for ordering and restocking

· Makes decisions regarding the use and disposal of donated and purchased food to ensure high quality and freshness of products, including disposal of old bread and food supplies to be donated to Keolahou Congregational Church

· Informs Program Director if old bread needs to be picked up and/or food items need to be donated to other non-profit organizations

Kitchen Maintenance

· Advises the Program Director if any concerns noted regarding the implementation of the requirements of the Department of Health

· Ensures that the kitchen and all equipment are working properly and well maintained and reports any kitchen maintenance issues or concerns to the Lead Cook or Program Director

· Ensures that the kitchen and all equipment are properly cleaned at the end of serving

· Ensures that pantry and storage areas are clean and organized at end of shift

· Ensures that kitchen doors, storage areas, and walk-in cooler door are locked and secure and air conditioning, lights, exhaust fan, ceiling fan and all faucets are turned off at the end of shift


· Provides input to the Lead Cook or Program Director regarding effective procedures and work schedules for cooks, and volunteers to meet the needs of the program

· Assists in preparation of meals for special events, such as Thanksgiving luncheon, Golf Fundraiser, Christmas luncheon, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Volunteer Appreciation event, and St. Theresa Church events as assigned

· Works closely with the Lead Cook on all aspects of food preparation, including coverage for illnesses, vacations, etc.


· Experience working in food and/or catering service (large group experience preferred)

· Excellent time management and organizational skills with good attention to detail and task orientation

· Strong sense of service and a desire to help others

· Good interpersonal skills

· Can speak, read and write English

· Cooperative team player, as working closely and cooperatively with the other Hale Kau Kau staff as well as St. Theresa Church staff and parishioners is required

· Good knowledge of the Department of Health requirements and regulations

· Valid Hawaii driver’s license and willingness and ability to operate the Hale Kau Kau van

· Must have tuberculosis clearance and valid Hawaii food handlers certificate

· Good ethics, morals, and sound judgment

· Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

· Must be willing to work occasional evenings, weekend days/evenings, or holidays when an event requires

· Must demonstrate at all times a respectful and sympathetic sensitivity to the teachings and beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church

· Must be able to pass background check conducted by an agency authorized by the Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii

Employment Type: Part Time

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