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Cook in New York at Services for the UnderServed

Date Posted: 4/16/2018

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Position Overview

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is a New York-based nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services to 25,000 individuals and their families living in New York City and Long Island.  SUS believes every New Yorker has the right to lead a life of purpose.
For more than 35 years, SUS has been transforming this belief into reality by working as an advocate for people with life circumstances marked by intellectual/developmental disability, behavioral health challenges, poverty, & histories of incarceration and/or trauma.
We drive scalable solutions to transform the lives of people with disabilities, people in poverty and people facing homelessness: solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances. Our commitment to continuous quality improvement impacts the lives of our clients and communities while contributing to the development of our employees. 
The Cook will assist in the management and monitoring of all aspects of the development of a nutritious daily menu and meal preparation.  He/she will prepare low-fat, salt-free, vegetarian and soft meal options to meet special dietary and medically prescribed needs of residents. The Cook will assist in managing and performing food and equipment ordering and inventory. The ideal candidate should have experience in the safe and sanitary handling and storage of all food items in accordance with New York State and New York City Department of Health regulations. He/she will be responsible for the general supervision of kitchen area, including overall cleanliness, maintenance of equipment, utensils, and supplies, and the ability to provide instruction to inexperienced trainees.  Evening and Weekend Hours may be required.
 Benefits Overview: We offer attractive compensation with comprehensive benefits including: Medical/Dental/Prescription/Vision/Life Insurance;403(b); Credit Union; FSAs; Short-and-Long-Term Disability; Transportation Plan; Generous Paid Vacations and Holidays


  • Bachelor degree or certification in Culinary Arts, Nutrition, or Education.  NY State Food Handlers Certificate required, additional nutritional training, and certificates preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in all aspects of food preparation and kitchen management in a large institutional/commercial setting.  The ability to implement a Culinary Arts curriculum and provide Culinary Arts instruction, supervision, and job skills training to chronically homeless individuals with co-occurring disorders.
  • Bilingual preferred.