Food Preparation Specialist

Job Type

Part Time


Maximum: $15.00




United States



Prepare and serve a nutritious, appealing meal. Maintain an environment that is clean, safe, comfortable and organized in a manner that will assure efficient meal service and encourage older persons to participate at the meal site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites:

  1. Assist with meal ordering, preparation, cooking, serving, clean up and record keeping at the meal site. At some limited locations, may be necessary to shop for weekly menu.
  2. Communicate with permanent cook (when advanced scheduling allows) to ensure complete understanding of the menu, recipes, and expectations for the days assigned so a smooth flow of coverage can be maintained.
  3. Ensure adherence to all applicable health codes and proper food handling techniques.
  4. Work with center staff, volunteers, and site supervisor to address special needs/concerns of the site.
  5. Attend meetings as able to facilitate information sharing between the project administration offices, site staff, participants and volunteers.
  6. Demonstrate an eagerness to learn and enhance skills that promote equity and inclusion.
  7. Participate in events related to understanding institutional racism and other forms of oppression.
  8. Other duties as necessary and/or assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  1. Minimum 10th Grade Education. GED or HS diploma desired.
  2. Valid Food Handler's permit or ability to obtain one.
  3. Prior institutional food prep and/or cooking experience desired.

Skills & Abilities:

  1. Strong communication skills, customer service or people-oriented.
  2. Dependable in work attendance, reliable.
  3. Some locations may require a valid Washington State Driver's license and access to an insured vehicle in order to do weekly shopping and any necessary subsequent errands.

Note: All employees are subject to periodic Washington State Patrol Criminal History Background Checks and must complete a Criminal History Self-Disclosure Form.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, other national service alumni, people of color, and veterans are encouraged to apply.Selection Process:This is a competitive selection process. All fully completed application packages that show the minimum qualifications and have followed the How to Apply instructions will be reviewed. Interviews will be scheduled for those applicants whose qualifications in the areas listed above most closely correspond to the position’s requirements. In order to preserve our resources toward furthering our mission, only candidates with whom we wish to arrange an interview will be contacted. All others will be maintained in our files for a minimum of six months.

At Sound Generations we embrace the belief that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. In support of this belief, we are building an equitable and inclusive organization and providing our team of staff, volunteers and board members with the tools to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This responsibility provides the foundation for empowering our customers (primarily those who are aging and giving care to others) so their needs are justly represented and their desires amply fulfilled.

Sound Generations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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