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ChildServe Cook (closing hours: 10am - 6:30pm) in Des Moines, Iowa

Cook (closing hours: 10am - 6:30pm)

Facility Support (Dietary, Maintenance, Drivers) Des Moines, Iowa



Come work for us at the ChildServe Spirit Cafe! Our team provides quality meals to children and families on our inpatient care units, as well as meals for our staff. The Cook will work with a team to provide high quality, nutritious food and fluids at appropriate temperatures and with appropriate texture modifications, while maintaining sanitary procedures. Some days you'll be cooking, some days you'll be prepping. Compensation is based on relevant experience. A great job if you like variety in your work!CompensationStarting pay rate for this position is between $16-18/hour, commensurate with experience. ScheduleFull-time, 40 hours per week10am - 6:30pm with every other weekend off

What You'll DoFood Preparation

  • Follow daily menu

  • Uses recipes for all food prepared

  • Plan food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so excellence, quality, temperature and appearance of food are preserved

    Customer Service

  • Greet customers with a positive, friendly, courteous attitude

  • Provide information about the menu selections and pricing

  • Problem solve by being a good listener to understand customer needs and being flexible with individuals for special needs, yet follows our basic principles for pricing

  • Cashier responsibilities

    What You'll Need

  • In the process of getting high school diploma or GED; high school diploma/GED preferred

  • Must be 18 years of age to use equipment

  • A minimum of six months’ experience as a cook in a health care facility, restaurant or cafeteria, or worked as a cook’s assistant with on-the-job training is required

  • Experience as a Prep Cook is preferred

  • Ability to communicate effectively in reading, writing, and speaking the English language

  • This position is subject to COVID-19 safety requirements.

    Not sure if you hit 100% of the position expectations? Let's talk! Reach out to our Talent Acquisition team by emailing [email protected] .

    Why ChildServe?

    ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

  • We’re not your average non-profit. We serve more than 5,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, Iowa City, and Cedar Rapids areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • Our team rocks. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • We believe we our differences make us great. We are on a continuous journey to create an environment where different perspectives are valued and all feel safe and welcome.

  • We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

    ChildServe is an equal opportunity employer.