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Food Service - Full-time

Job: Cook

Employee Level: Full Time

Supervisor: Kitchen Manager

Pay Range: $18

Hours: 40 hours per week (Days and times will very and will include 1 or 2 weekend shifts.) 

Exodus Place – Michigan’s largest nonprofit transitional housing program for men coming from homelessness, incarceration and other life challenges – is seeking an energetic, reliable individual with commercial kitchen experience. This individual will work as a team with the Exodus Place kitchen staff adhering to the standards and culture of the Exodus Place Community.

As an Exodus Place Staff member, the following character qualities are essential to thrive and succeed in our organization. Our expectation is that you will take the steps necessary to do what you say you are going to do and be accountable for your actions.


• Accountability, see it and own it.

• Strive to become part of the solution

• Respect others and their feelings

• Act now; if you cannot solve it, communicate with those who can assist

• Ask the question “What else can I do?”

• Ask for coaching to improve your work performance

• Show personal ownership and pride in your job

• Reject the average

• Display a caring attitude towards others

• Encourage a positive culture for the organization.



• Answer, report and follow Managers’ instructions.

• Prep, cook and meals.

• Responsible for cleaning kitchen cooking area post mealtime

• Knowledge and flexibility to work at several different stations.

• Ability to keep workstations stocked, prepared and clean.

• Has knowledge of common dietary restrictions and cold tray assembly.

• Ability to present a friendly demeanor to fellow staff and members.

• Assist in unloading trucks and food storage.

• Assist with inventory and organization of food storage areas.

• Handle the record keeping and preparation of carry out meal trays.



• ServSafe Certified a plus.

• Knowledge of using commercial grade appliances.

• Ability to follow recipes and menus.

• Must be knowledgeable of portion control and quality assurance.

• Must be a strong communicator.


BENEFITS include but are not limited to:


• Health Insurance

• Vision

• Dental

• Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability

• 401(k) Match

• Shoe reimbursement

• Logo wear

• Fitness reimbursement

If interested, please submit your resume to Jen Colby at