So Others Might Eat (SOME, Inc)

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Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Reference #: 1117529

Job Description

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Department:Dining Room
Location:Washington , DC

SOME, Inc. exists to help the homeless and poor of Washington, DC. With over 30 programs throughout the District of Columbia, we provide a wide spectrum of services to the most vulnerable individuals and families of our city. We strive to provide success paths toward mental and physical health, continued sobriety, job training and employment with a living wage, affordable housing, and ultimately living independently and confidently.  

SOME, Inc. is seeking a Food Service Worker (Cook) to join the team most recently recognized for serving 900 meals everyday! The Cook is one of the most important positions at SOME, Inc. because serving meals is at the heart of our organization. 

Position Description: The Cook prepares daily meals for breakfast, lunch, and the meals for delivery to programs.  Maintains kitchen operations and food inventory.


Required: HS Diploma or GED; 1-3 yrs. food service or restaurant experience. 

Required License/Certifications: CPR/First Aid; Food Handler's License by the District of Columbia Department of Health & ServSafe Certification; Driver's license is required

Preferred: Culinary Arts Degree; 3 + yrs. institutional food service or restaurant experience. 

Schedule: 6:00am - 2:30pm (Monday - Friday) - 40 hours/week *essential employee*

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of kitchen operations and food preparation techniques
  • Knowledge of food safety 
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively 
  • Time management skills with the ability to prioritize 
  • Customer service skills to interact with volunteers and coworkers 
  • Ability to read and understand menus and recipes 
  • Able to utilize kitchen equipment and tools 
  • Ability to follow directions 
  • Action-oriented
  • Flexibility with the ability to multi-task despite competing priorities 
  • Organized with an attention to detail
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.  
  • May be required to stand for long periods. 

Expected Contributions: 

Meal Preparation: Develop weekly menu and plan breakfast and lunch with selections that are balanced and nutritious.  Plan economical use of resources and meal portion size.  Track and plan food budget Adjust menus based on donations. Ensure meals are ready each day for delivery to programs.

Organization: Clean and maintain kitchen.  Organize and maintain food inventory. Label meals for serving and delivery. File invoices from deliveries. Record daily logs for food, refrigeration, temperature of foods, etc. 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

To Apply: Go to our career page at and click on the search icon to locate this position. Follow the instructions to complete your on-line application profile to be considered. No phone calls please.

SOME, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, veteran status, or liability for service in the Armed forces of the United States. SOME, Inc. is also a Drug Free Workplace.