Dietary Cook

  • Full Time
  • Quincy, IL
  • Posted on September 21, 2022

Website Quanada


Job Description

Status: Full-time – Non-Exempt                       Location: Shelter

Accountability: COO – DV                               Program: Domestic Violence

Work Schedule: Sunday – Thursday, 11am-7pm, rotating on-call duties

Salary: $45,000/year


  • Retirement – Simple IRA with 3% employer match
  • 100% employer paid health insurance
  • Generous vacation/sick/holiday/personal leave package
  • Paid parental leave
  • Workplace dog

Function of Position

Provide a shelter experience that is sensitive to the nutritional needs of clients and advances delivery of trauma-informed care


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Food Manger Certification achieved within 30 days of hire
  • Minimum of one year of experience with cooking in a restaurant or institutional setting
  • Ability to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Passion and alignment with Quanada’s mission and values
  • COVID-19 vaccination required

Essential Responsibilities and Job Duties

Prepare nutritionally balanced dinners for shelter clients (3-18 people)

Ensure kitchen is stocked with appropriate food supplies for breakfast/lunch/snacks

Consult with incoming clients regarding any dietary restrictions and preferences

Maintain the kitchen in clean and sanitary order

Perform light housekeeping duties in other areas of the shelter

Participate in voluntary support services offered to clients

Assist with food pantry activities

Other duties that support the mission of Quanada

Other Info:

Applicants from diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Quanada’s mission is to empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence by providing trauma-informed services while engaging the community.

Core Values:
INCLUSION – All are welcome and respected
COMPASSION – Advocacy in a spirit of empathy
EQUALITY – Stand against discrimination of all types
EQUITY – Provide services that meet each individual’s need
SERVICE – Trauma-informed, free programming with concern for the underserved
NON-VIOLENCE – Seek peaceful solutions in a violent society
ACCEPTANCE – Embrace and believe survivors

How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter as one PDF file to Megan Duesterhaus, CEO, at