Archdiocese of Philadelphia
  • St. Mary's Residence
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Part Time

JOB TITLE: Part Time Cook

Saint Mary's Residence

247 South 5th street

Philadelphia, PA 19106



ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Catholic Housing and Community Services


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare a pleasing, nutritious meal for approximately 38 elderly residents. Clean up kitchen, steam table, dishes, all pots and pans and utensils. Supervise volunteer residents who clean and reset dining room. Willingness to substitute when necessary. Other duties as assigned.

HOURS: Monday and Tuesday 7:30am to 3:30pm

SUPERVISED BY: Assistant Program Director


The part time cook is responsible for preparing and cooking a varied, pleasing, nutritious meal for approximately 38 elderly residents. The cook prepares and cooks the food, then serves the food. She or he cleans up the serving area and kitchen including stove, oven, floor, steam table, dishes, all pots and pans and utensils. Menus are planned but input is welcome. The cook monitors volunteers who clean and reset the dining room.


  • Prepare and serves meals according to menu.
  • Take food temps before every meal
  • Steam table cleaned
  • Wash dishes and utensils after meals; clean dish room
  • Clean pots and pans
  • Sweep and mop kitchen, dish room floors
  • Polish stainless steel


  • Floors - sweep and mop kitchen, dish room, steam table area
  • Counter tops, table tops
  • Dish room and dining area
  • Take and record refrigerator temps before morning shift
  • Stainless steel
  • Empty coffee pot and refill for the next day
  • Empty trash
  • Lock up kitchen
  • Clean and refill steam table
  • Laundry - clean out lint too
  • Clean Cabinets-inside and out
  • Clean pitchers and food containers
  • Clean refrigerators and freezer, defrost monthly
  • Clean drawers in kitchen, food storage rooms, closets
  • Help unload and put away food order


  • Good people skills, work ethic, organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of food preparation and presentation.
  • Cooking skills/ experience.
  • Ability to follow recipes.
  • English speaking.
  • Reliability and promptness
  • Able to work efficiently without supervision.
  • Suibstitute.


  • High School degree
  • Safe Serve certification preferred but not required.


The pysical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, lift and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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