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Lead Cook

  • Full Time
  • Quincy, Il.
  • Posted on November 8, 2021
  • Salary: $27,300

Website Horizons Social Services

Horizons Social Services

Job Description

Job Description: Lead Cook

Report to:  Director of Food Services

Status:  Hourly Position/ Monday – Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm/

$15 hourly

Mission & Goals


“Motivated by the love of Jesus Christ, our mission is to feed the poor and hungry in our community… body, mind and soul.” We accomplish this mission through our daily soup kitchen and our free choice food pantry.  We meet the immediate needs of individuals and families who lack access to enough food to sustain an active, healthy life.  We offer the hope of a better life by promoting self-reliance and encouraging a relationship with Jesus Christ.


General Description and Position Summary


A member of the Leadership Team, the Lead Cook works closely with the Director of Food Services to ensure the kitchen department runs smoothly and complies with safety regulations. In addition to being an excellent communicator, they should also demonstrate outstanding leadership and organizational abilities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Oversee all food preparation and cooking process.


  • Supervise, train, and monitor kitchen volunteers.


  • Follow all local, state and federal requirements for food handling and kitchen inspection, maintaining and exceeding high standards of cleanliness and quality control.


  • Communicate food and kitchen supply needs to Director of Food Services.


  • Communicate staffing and volunteer needs with Director of Food Services.


  • Ensure kitchen is clean and organized


  • Store all food products in compliance with health and safety regulations.


  • Must be able to respond to unforeseen needs and unexpected emergencies.


  • Assist in advancing the ministry vision for Horizons in cooperation with the Executive Director.
  • Character – being one that has a solid relationship with Christ and living out Christian values.
  • Competency – being able to carry out the described list and have a natural bent toward
    attention to detail and follow through until a job is complete.
  • Chemistry – being a personality and servant leader philosophy that functions well with the existing team.

How to Apply

Email or apply in person at 224 S. 8th St. Quincy, Il.