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Volunteers of America Upstate New Yorks’s continuum of residential programs offer homeless & low-income individuals and families safe housing and support services. We provide long-term solutions to the problems of homelessness, addiction, incarceration, and poverty by helping the people we serve overcome obstacles and develop healthier, more self-sufficient lives.

                                                                                       Cook Rochester, NY

                                                           Full Time; Thursday-Monday 9:30am to 6:00pm




To prepare and serve meals that is nutritious and in accordance with the posted menu and/or the directions of the head cook. Maintain an environment that is sanitary and in compliance with all standards set forth by the New York State regulatory agencies and Volunteers of America of Upstate New York (VOA) and Federal Bureau of Prisons.


  • Prepare and serve meals according to the posted menu and/or directions of the head cook, in a sanitary atmosphere at designated meal times in accordance with agency policies.
  • Assist in the maintaining of a complete food inventory in accordance with regulatory agencies and VOA requirements and assure that all food is rotated and properly labeled clean up the kitchen and other designated areas, after each meal.
  • Maintain cleanliness and proper functioning of kitchen equipment in accordance with regulatory agency and VOA regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation and submit a weekly requisition for food stock, assisting in the acquisition of same and the restocking of inventory as it comes into the facility.
  • Treat residents, fellow staff and supervisors with respect and compassion at all times.
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • One year of food services experience
  • Ability to pass a federal background check
  • Current First Aid, CPR, and Food Safety training certificate is required within the first two weeks of hire, and on an annual basis.
  • COVID 19 Vaccine

VOA provides comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life & LTD Insurance
  • 403(b), & more!

Volunteers of America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

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