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This job expired on November 17, 2023

Prep Cook Preble Street

  • Date Posted September 18, 2023
  • Location Portland, ME
  • Category Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description The mission of Preble Street is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems. Job description

Preble Street’s Emergency Food Services help meet the nutritional needs of our community members through our Food Security Hub, Mobile Food Services, Food Pantry, and shelter-based meal service sites. Preble Street has adapted how it provides food services to effectively meet the food needs of people experiencing homelessness and food insecurity—and our team of food services professionals work together in our innovative Food Programs toward achieving our goals to address and end hunger in our communities.


Preble Street’s Food Programs has a full-time Prep Cook position available to work as part of the collaborative team at the Food Security Hub and other Food Programs locations to ensure that our community members in need have access to nutritious, delicious food every day. In a fast-paced, team-oriented work environment, Prep Cooks have a hands-on role in the day-to-day kitchen and meal preparation and packaging tasks, providing guidance and training for volunteers, and assisting in various Food Programs tasks and in all Food Programs locations.


The schedule for this full-time (40 hours/week), 1st shift position is Sunday - Thursday, 7:00am to 3:00pm.

Prep Cook qualifications include education, training, and/or work experience in food service operations, and alignment with Preble Street’s mission and understanding of social, economic, and food justice. Preferred qualifications include 1-3 years’ experience in commercial or institutional foodservice, or other relevant culinary experience.


Skills needed for Prep Cooks include the ability to maintain a clean and efficient kitchen operation while overseeing that all meals are prepared properly and served on time; strong organizational and communication skills; ability to work in a team setting with a diverse population; and ability to perform work according to safety rules and practices.


Consistent, reliable attendance at work as scheduled is required, and the ability to drive a small cargo truck, with a valid driver’s license and an acceptable motor vehicle record, is helpful.



This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position, with a pay rate of $19.91/hour. Generous paid time off, insurance, and retirement plan benefits include:

  • 4 weeks (160 hours, accrued) vacation time, 12 days (96 hours, accrued) sick time, 16 hours personal time, 12 Paid Holidays
  • Health insurance w/ 100% employer-paid option; Dental insurance w/ 100% employer-paid option; Vision insurance; Employer-paid Life, STD, and LTD insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan w/ employer match


Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on November 17, 2023
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